MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - Carnival said in a press conference Thursday morning that it was not feasible to fly Triumph passengers out of Mobile, which is why they chose New Orleans. They did say, however, that their crew will stay in hotels in Mobile.
Carnival officials also said there has been one reported illness from a passenger who had a pre-existing condition that required dialysis. They said that passenger was transferred to the Carnival Elation and taken to a hospital.
Alabama Port Authority said the Triumph is traveling at less than 4 knots. Jimmy Lyons with Port Authority said an incoming tide is a plus for the ship, but there is a north wind that will be coming in that may slow it down.
They said as of 10:30 a.m., they expect it to be a 10-hour trip to make it to the terminal.
Lyons said the ship will dock at the terminal and passengers will disembark even if it's after dark.
Clear skies and a secondary push of chilly air have arrived as a stronger area of high pressure has moved in from the central plains.
Ten University of South Alabama football players were honored with the release of the 2013 all- Sun Belt Conference teams on Wednesday, December 11, and Jaguar head coach Joey Jones was selected the league's Coach of the Year.
An arrest has been made in the robbery to the Country Breeze convenience store on Old Pascagoula Road in Grand Bay.
The Fairhope Police Department recently arrested three young men in connection with multiple cases of burglaries in town.
Three people are dead after a shooting near the University of South Alabama Tuesday, December 10. Mobile Police said China Barber, Augustus Bennett, and Robert Sprinkle were the victims of what police call a murder-suicide.
Mobile police have released the names of three shooting victims. Police say the shooting was the result of domestic violence.