Carnival Triumph
4:58 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Disabled Cruise Ship Leaves Ala. Port

After three months in Mobile the disabled Carnival Triumph is headed back out to sea.
After three months in Mobile the disabled Carnival Triumph is headed back out to sea.
Credit U.S. Customs and Border Protection / Flickr

The Carnival Triumph is headed back to sea three months after limping into port following a fire at sea.


The almost 900-foot-long cruise ship left the Alabama Cruise Terminal in Mobile under its own power Wednesday after extensive work to repair damage from an engine room fire.


The Miami-based Carnival says the Triumph is headed to Freeport, Bahamas, for more repairs and upgrades.


It's supposed to return to service June 13 with a cruise from Galveston, Texas.


The Triumph was towed into Mobile on Valentine's Day. A Gulf cruise turned into a nightmare for passengers who spent five days in what many described as squalid conditions.


The ship broke loose from its moorings during a storm in April, and a dock worker died after being swept into the water.