Carnival Cruise Triumph

Business & Education
8:05 am
Tue June 18, 2013

Carnival Files Suit Against Ala. Ship Repair Firm

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

The Carnival Corp. has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $12 million in damage its cruise ship, Triumph, sustained in an early April windstorm. reports ( ) the company filed the lawsuit last week and argues mooring equipment being used by BAE Systems was defective. The ship broke free of its mooring during a storm that packed winds of over 60 mph and killed a dock worker.

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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.
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.

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Carnival Cruise Disaster
7:22 am
Fri February 15, 2013

Passengers Cheer Escape From 'Horrible' Cruise

A passenger kisses the ground after stepping off the Carnival ship at the Alabama Cruise Terminal.

Passengers who finally got to disembark from a disabled Carnival cruise ship in Alabama are checking into hotels or heading home by bus.

The vacation ship carrying some 4,200 people docked late Thursday in Mobile after five numbing days at sea without power.

Passengers raucously cheered the docking after days of what they described as overflowing toilets, food shortages and foul odors.

It was supposed to be a fun trip with girlfriends for 28-year-old Maria Hernandez of Angleton, Texas. But Hernandez said instead, "It was horrible, just horrible."

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