Tropical Depression Nate leaves cruise ship stuck

Published on : Wednesday, October 11, 2017

nateThe aftermath of Hurricane Nate has led passengers aboard on a cruise ship stuck in the Gulf of Mexico.

 

Passengers of the Carnival Fantasy are complaining about the unscheduled delay on social media. The cruise liner was two days overdue due to the storm and the port of Mobile, Alabama was closed. It was still unknown when the ship will return.

 

The spokeswoman Christine De La Huerta said that the ship had provision and was meandering in the gulf while waiting for it to reopen.

 

The ship holds a total capacity of 2,056 guests and carries 920 crew and departed Mobile on a five night Caribbean trip on October 2.

 

The ship channel will be surveyed ensuring that the navigation markers were in place post the storm by the officials.

 

However, it was mentioned by a spokeswoman with the Alabama State Docks that the Coast Guard reopened the port with restrictions on Monday.

 

 

Little damage was noted in Alabama but it will take days to come back to normal situation.

 

 

Heavy equipment was being used to remove sand that washed across more than 3-mile stretch of the island’s main road and 20 side streets on Dolphin Island said Mayor Jeff Collier.

 

He further mentioned that both the power company and city water workers will not be able to begin repairing the damage unless the road gets cleared as Nate had moved the beachfront on to the roadway.

 

It was noted at the Gulf State park, waves washed out the removable flooring panels on more than 1,500 foot-long fishing pier that was rebuilt post the devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.

 

 

Electric services were disrupted in 8,500 homes mentioned the Alabama Power Co, Lighthouse Pier in Biloxi, Mississippi sustained the damage. The U.S National Hurricane Center in Miami specified that the depression in open Atlantic has gained strengthened to a tropical storm, Tropical Storm Ophelia was about 860 miles west-southwest of the Azores and was not harmful.

 

Nate, the first hurricane to make landfall in Mississippi after Katrina in 2005, lost strength with winds changing to tropical depression while moving towards Alabama and Georgia causing heavy rain.


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