Worker missing after cruise ship breaks away

Shipyard worker missing after cruise ship breaks away from moorings while docked in Ala.

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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2013 file photo the cruise ship Carnival Triumph is towed into Mobile Bay near Dauphin Island, Ala. The Triumph, which has been docked in Alabama since an engine room fire left it disabled for days in the Gulf of Mexico, broke away from its mooring in a Mobile, Ala. shipyard on Wednesday, April 3, 2013. The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted Wednesday afternoon that high winds were likely to blame. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, File)

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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