Videos Show Carnival Triumph Adrift on Mobile River [EXCLUSIVE]

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April 3, 2013

Here’s new video of the Carnival Triumph after breaking free from its mooring at the BAE Systems shipyard in Mobile, Alabama during an afternoon storm on April 3, 2013.

These videos were taken from aboard a ship that was in drydock next to where the Carnival Triumph was moored.

Carnival Triumph Breaks Free from Its Mooring – Part 1 of 2 from

Carnival Triumph Breaks from Its Mooring – 2 of 2 from

Here’s a map showing a few key locations. The two blue markers on the right are the BAE Systems’ docks. The lower right marker is where the Carnival Triumph was originally moored, facing west. The upper right marker is the dry dock where the above videos were shot from. To the far left is where the Carnival Triumph eventually ended up, pinned against a United States Army Corps. of Engineers’ dredge and, from the looks of some photos, another tug.

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Below is a shot taken last week of the Triumph at the BAE Systems dock. You can see the dry dock behind the Triumph’s bow.

Image via gCaptain Forum
Image via gCaptain Forum

UPDATE 1:  According to a comment on social media this morning by one of the Mobile Bar Pilots, “Carnival Triumph remains “dead ship,” pinned alongside at the Alabama cruise Terminal with 2 assist tugs holding the ship alongside.  Ship unable to return to BAE dock because mooring bollards were pulled away from dock in high winds.”

Tugs holding Triumph to the dock, April 4, 2013.
Tugs holding Triumph to the dock, April 4, 2013.

Update 2: The U.S. Coast Guard says that that the tug New Wednesday and four additional tugs have guided the Carnival Triumph back at the pier at BAE Systems to resume repairs. The search for the missing BAE employee has been suspended.

gCaptain’s earlier coverage of the incident can be found HERE.

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