Rescuers called off the search for a missing shipyard worker who fell into the Mobile River after strong winds blew the beleaguered Carnival cruise ship Triumph off its moorings and into a pier.
The Triumph had been at the BAE Systems shipyard in Mobile, Ala., for repairs after a disastrous February cruise that left it without power for five days. The more than 4,000 people aboard had to cope with urine and feces in hallways, spoiled food and long lines for the few working toilets while tugboats ushered the ship back to port.
On Wednesday, about 600 crew and 200 contractors were aboard when the Triumph blew loose, striking a stub pier. Two shipyard employees fell into the water when the pier collapsed, a shipyard spokesman told The Times. None of the workers aboard the ship reported injuries.
One shipyard employee was rescued from the river on Wednesday and treated for mild hypothermia, but the search for the other man lasted for 15 hours before rescuers gave up, the U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday.