February 14, 2013 |
MOBILE, Ala. -- A stranded Carnival cruise ship being towed is expected to arrive in Mobile on Thursday evening, and officials said that although unusual, they do not expect delays bringing the ship into port after dark. A Carnival spokesman held a briefing at 10:30 a.m. CST Thursday outside the port's cruise terminal where the ship, the Carnival Triumph, is expected to dock and relatives were already gathering . Terry Thornton, a Carnival senior vice president, said the ship was nearing a sea buoy at the edge of the channel leading into the port, about four miles offshore, where a contingent was waiting to board that included local pilots, officials from the Bahamas, where the ship is based, from customs, the U.S. Coast Guard, National Transportation Safety Board and Carnival.
February 14, 2013 |
MOBILE, Ala. -- A Carnival cruise ship being towed to port in Mobile on Thursday has been delayed several hours -- first when some towing equipment broke and again when a tow line snapped -- but was still expected to arrive late Thursday night, a Carnival spokesman said. Still, the arrival could drag into early Friday morning, authorities concede. And no matter when the ship makes land, it will still take four to five hours for thousands of passengers and crew members to disembark.
February 7, 2013 |
Tori Spelling stranded on the side of the road? Does a mother of four even have time to get stranded on the side of the road? Apparently, the answer is yes. "4 kids. 1 dog. 1 car leaking gas broken down on the side of the road= not a great road trip," Spelling posted to Twitter on Wednesday, along with the above photo of herself with kids Liam, 5, Stella, 4, and Hattie, 1, arm around new baby Finn, who was born in August. Oh, and don't forget the dog. It's not clear if hubby Dean McDermott was along for the ride, so we're not sure who took this classic photo of a frustrating family moment.
January 29, 2013 |
Nancy Silverton and Matt Molina of Osteria Mozza and Pizzeria Mozza will be teaming up with Greg Hozinsky, executive chef at the Strand House , on Feb. 11 for the first event of the Manhattan Beach restaurant's culinary masters series. The event will feature a five-course dinner menu with dishes such as buffalo mozzarella with crushed lemon bagna cauda and bottarga, crispy pig's trotter with cicoria and mustard, a ricotta and egg raviolo with brown butter, grilled quail wrapped in pancetta with honey and sage, and for dessert, butterscotch budino with Maldon sea salt and rosemary pine nut cookie.
January 2, 2013 |
SEATTLE - A salvage team was able to board the stranded Kulluk oil rig where it remained beached Wednesday on a remote Alaska shoreline, and authorities said there was still no evidence of fuel leakage into the churning surf. But questions remained about whether the fuel tanks aboard the vessel were completely undamaged, Coast Guard Capt. Paul Mehler, the federal response commander, said at a briefing Wednesday night. Authorities are primarily worried that fuel stored on board the vessel could leak and endanger the abundant wildlife that populates that part of the Gulf of Alaska - only a few hundred miles from where the Exxon Valdez leaked a tanker full of oil into Prince William Sound in 1989 and devastated fisheries for years.
December 10, 2012 |
Apple Maps has hit a new low down under. Police in the city of Mildura, Australia, have issued a warning to motorists urging them to be careful when using Apple Maps after the software stranded a number of motorists. Travelers seeking Mildura using the mapping software on the latest operating system for the iPhone have instead been taken to the middle of the Murray Sunset National Park, according to the police note issued Monday. That's off by more than 43 miles. PHOTOS: Top 10 tech products of 2012 That has led the police to call the situation "potentially life threatening.
November 13, 2012 |
Two snowboarders stranded in Washington's Mt. Rainier National Park for two nights were rescued Tuesday morning and were expected to be reunited with their families by the afternoon. The families of Derek Tyndall, 21, and Thomas Dale, 20, were “ecstatic” when they got word the duo had been found and were in good health, said park spokesman Kevin Bacher. “Obviously they understand what a grave situation this was, and the chance that it might not come out positive,” he said.
November 4, 2012 |
Super storm Sandy, the monster hurricane put a freeze on the nation's busiest airspace and stranded fliers across the country, especially in flood-stricken East Coast airports. Unfortunately, many of those marooned travelers were stuck in airports with lousy reputations for food, comfort and entertainment. In fact, the least desirable airports to be stuck in include Washington's Dulles International, Hartfield-Jackson Atlanta International and New York's John F. Kennedy International, according to a new online survey by Misstravel.com, a dating site for frequent travelers.
November 2, 2012 |
Park rangers in Tennessee are sending a helicopter to try to rescue a hiker stranded on the Appalachian Trail, officials said Friday. The hiker, identified as Steven Ainsworth, from Washington, N.C., has a cellphone, a tent, sleeping bag, one day's worth of food and 1 1/2 liters of water, Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials said. Ainsworth, 56, is about half a mile down a slope on Mount Chapman, one of the highest peaks on the trial and near the Tennessee-North Carolina border.
October 30, 2012 |
Those last-minute hotel booking apps on your smartphone can be more than just a convenience when a super-storm like Sandy blows into town. On Monday night when winds and flooding hit hardest in New York City, hotels were still available on sites such as Hotel Tonight and Priceline -- and prices weren't out of this world. Hotel Tonight showed rooms that could be booked as late as 2 a.m. Tuesday (today) for $259 a night at the Affinia Manhattan, $249 at the Wyndham Garden and $295 at The Surrey.