Carnival files suit against Ala. ship repair firm over Triumph d - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Carnival files suit against Ala. ship repair firm over Triumph damage

Posted: Updated:
Stock Photo: MGN Online Stock Photo: MGN Online

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.     

The Triumph was towed to Mobile after an engine room fire left it adrift for days at sea. The ship crashed into a cargo vessel during the windstorm, which left a large gash in its hull.

The widow of the dock worker who drowned has already filed a lawsuit against Carnival.     

BAE spokesman, John Measell, said he can't comment on pending litigation.     

Information from: Press-Register,

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Powered by WorldNow

310 Broadway
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

FCC Public File
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFVS12. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.