Carnival Files Suit Against BAE Systems

Carnival Files Suit Against BAE Systems

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Carnival Cruise Lines is taking BAE Systems to court. The company filing a federal suit against BAE last week.

Carnival is seeking about $12.6 million dollars in damages tied to an incident when the Triumph broke free in Mobile River.

The complaint claims that BAE secured the ship with unsafe moorings causing it break free.

A local maritime lawyer says carnival may have a case because other boats along the river didn't break free during the incident.

"60 miles an hour (winds) is not unusual and it would be my thought that other boats didn't break away would be evidence that this one could have moored properly," said attorney Mike Huey.

Carnival says they want money for physical damages to the ship, lost revenue and legal fees.

Carnival is facing a suit from the family of John Johnson, that man who was killed in the incident. Part of the damages they are seeking from BAE are fees that could come up in that legal case.

Johnson's family as well as a man injured in the accidents are named as defendants in this case.

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