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Carnival Curse Continues: Authorities Still Searching For Missing Shipyard Worker

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Now that a troubled Carnival cruise ship has been secured after breaking away from the dock at Mobile's port, authorities continue to search for a shipyard worker thrown into the water in a separate wind-related incident.
    
The crippled cruise ship whose sewage-filled breakdown in the Gulf of Mexico subjected thousands to horrendous conditions tore loose Wednesday from the dock where it was being repaired, lumbered downriver and crunched into a cargo ship.
    
Wind gusts near hurricane strength shoved the 900-foot Carnival Triumph free from its mooring in downtown Mobile, Ala. Hours later Wednesday, four tug boats used several mooring lines to secure the ship to the cruise terminal.

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - U.S. Coast Guard officials are searching for a missing shipyard worker after a disabled Carnival Cruise ship broke free from its mooring in Mobile, Ala.
    
Petty Ofc. Second Class Bill Colclough says a crew is searching the Mobile River for the man. He went missing after the ship drifted from its mooring Wednesday afternoon. Colclough was unsure of where the worker was when the ship became dislodged.
    
The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted that high winds are likely to blame for the Triumph becoming dislodged. The National Weather Service reported winds between 35 and 65 mph blowing through the area. Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen says the ship drifted and is resting against a cargo vessel.
    
The Triumph was disabled Feb. 10 by an engine fire that stranded thousands of passengers onboard for days in the Gulf.

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