UPDATED 7:45p EDT
Heavy wind gusts caused Carnival Triumph to break free from a dock in Mobile, Alabama this afternoon, according to local news station WKRG-TV.
The ship was quickly retrieved by two tug boats in the harbor and secured dockside. The vessel sustained damage on the rear right side.
Carnival said in a statement, “Due to strong winds in Mobile, Ala., Carnival Triumph, which was docked at a Mobile shipyard, broke away from its moorings. The ship drifted and is currently resting against a cargo vessel. Tug boats and the U.S. Coast Guard are on site.”
Mobile, Alabama experienced a band of strong thunderstorms earlier today with gusts up to 70 mph.
All of the approximately 600 crew and 200 contractors who were onboard the vessel are safe and have been accounted for through a roll call. There are no reports of injuries. While assessment of damage to the ship is ongoing, initial indications suggest the damage is limited.
“According to reports, two shipyard employees on an adjacent pier fell into the water. One has reportedly been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and the search continues for the second. Our thoughts and prayers are with the missing shipyard employee and the family,” Carnival sail in a statement.
Carnival Triumph remains at BAE Ship Systems in Mobile for repairs after an engine room fire took the vessel out of service in February.
Subscribe to our Cruise Updates.
- Celebrity Cruises Moving Two Ships to Asia For 2023-2024 Season
- Celebrity Cancels 2022 Europe Cruise Season for One Ship
- Carnival Horizon Returns to Miami Following Unexpected Dry Dock
- Cruise News Today — January 20, 2022 [VIDEO]
- Cruise Podcast: Carnival Magic Review 
- Norwegian Cruise Line Reduces ‘Free At Sea’ Perks
- New Royal Caribbean Ship Features Southern Dining, 20+ Restaurants
- Uncertain Future For Crystal Cruises as Parent Company Sinks Under Debt
- Holland America Extends Cancellation Policy through September 2022
- Cruise News Today — January 19, 2022 [VIDEO]