MOBILE, Ala. (WALA) - The Carnival Triumph remains docked at the Alabama Cruise Terminal after it broke free of its moorings at BAE systems April 3.
On April 12, the ship was headed back to BAE systems to continue its repair work, but it suddenly turned around and docked at the cruise terminal again.
According to BAE Systems and Carnival representatives, windy conditions prevented them from reaching the shipyard.
Now that the weather has been pleasant, FOX10 checked to see if the Triumph has any plans to move back to BAE Systems. The U.S Coast Guard told us there are no plans in place to move to the ship from the terminal to BAE. Coast Guard officials said they don't know why it's staying at the terminal.
BAE System said it has no comment and referred our questions to Carnival.
Carnival spokesperson Vance Gulliksen said he was checking on getting some answers for us, but he has not provided any yet.
Alabama Cruise Terminal General Manager Sheila Gurganus said, "As far as I know, it's there because of safety reasons."
Gurganus said she admits she does not know the specifics, but she believes it has something to do with a wind storm that blew debris near Carnival's dock at BAE. The same wind storm claimed the life of a BAE Sysetms employee. At the time, John " Buster" Johnson was still missing.
"I think the problem there was there was a lot of destruction there, and they couldn't put it back there, especially because of the gentleman that passed away," she said.
The Triumph is still being repaired even though it's not at the ship yard. We are told about fifty BAE employees are working on the ship along with dozens more from around country.
The Triumph is expected to leave Mobile in mid-May and head to Bahamas for more repairs.
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