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Carnival files suit against Ala. ship repair firm

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Carnival Corp. has filed a lawsuit seeking more than $12 million in damage its cruise ship, Triumph, sustained in an early April windstorm.

AL.com reports the company filed the lawsuit last week and argues mooring equipment being used by BAE Systems was defective. The ship broke free of its mooring during a storm that packed winds of over 60 mph and killed a dock worker.

The Triumph was towed to Mobile after an engine room fire left it adrift for days at sea. The ship crashed into a cargo vessel during the windstorm, which left a large gash in its hull. The widow of the dock worker who drowned has already filed a lawsuit against Carnival.

BAE spokesman, John Measell, said he can't comment on pending litigation.

 

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