Doomed Carnival Ship Draws Spectators

Doomed Carnival Ship Draws Spectators

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Mr. and Mrs. Mark Green, of Mobile, snaps pictures of the Carnival Triumph. Mr. and Mrs. Mark Green, of Mobile, snaps pictures of the Carnival Triumph.
MOBILE, Ala. -

As crews gathered to get the drifting Carnival cruise ship under control, so did the spectators.

"It seems like the Triumph is jinxed. I think when it was in the Caribbean it must have ran over a voodoo doll or something. It seems to be a problematic situation. Thank goodness it didn't go on and do more damage, but one thing's for sure, it provides the people of Mobile something to look at every now and then," laughs Barrett Hanley.

People pulled out their smartphones and iPads to snap photos of the damage done to the ship workers are seen onboard patiently, meantime on land night shift workers for Signal Shipyard International were turned away.

"My boss just called me and said the cruise ship come over and knocked our power out so we have no power tonight. You just can't be mad about it. it's nothing you can do about the ship breaking loose. You just turn around and go home. I get to spend a night with my wife," said Leroy Mace.

One worker for BAE Systems says the Triumph also damaged a U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Ship that they were just about finishing up repairs on.

Still with more damage done to the doomed ship, one person says it won't deter him from cruising Carnival.

"This is just an industrial accident. It's all about nature. No one has the power over nature," said Steven Bell.

But others tell me they will think twice about ever stepping onboard a Carnival Cruise again.

"Not Carnival. I've never been on a cruise for one, but I'll wait," said Mark Green, a steel plant worker.

At around 1:30 this afternoon heavy winds gusts of 70 mph broke away from its mooring used to tie the ship down. The Carnival Triumph is now docked at the Alabama Cruise Terminal.

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