Two gas fuel barges exploded next to the berthed cruise ship Carnival Triumph at Mobile, Alabama. The barges were being cleaned when a spark ignited the explosions. Three crew on the barges suffered burns and were taken to hospital for treatment. Over 1,000 crew on board the Carnival Triumph were also evacuated. The Coast Guard has launched an investigation into the incident.
- Carnival Triumph evacuated after nearby fires (telegraph.co.uk)
- All access: Fuel barge explosions on Mobile River near Austal, Carnival Triumph (links) (al.com)
- Carnival Triumph can’t catch a break (al.com)