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Docking a Behemoth: Triumph on Final Leg to Port


At nearly 900 feet long, the 14-story Carnival Triumph is the biggest cruise ship ever to attempt to dock at Alabama’s harbor of Mobile. Authorities warn that the Triumph’s last leg requires hours of cautious nighttime handling as tugboats alleviate it up a 30-mile ship channel dredged across a shallow bay. The Alabama Cruise Terminal– Triumph’s location — hasn’t seen a regular cruise ship look for it since 2011. Now a small group of veteran tug operators was entrusted Thursday with bringing the disabled ship up the stations, the last jaunt of a nightmarish tow across the Gulf after an engine-room fire left the ship powerless off Mexico days ago. Carnival spokesperson Terry Thornton said Thursday afternoon that he didn’t expect any problems in the last phase of the tow. “Our tug operators are experienced; our ship team is experienced.


Terry Thornton

Overall Sentiment: 0.119733

Relevance: 0.673137

Sentiment Quote
0.101701 “Our tug operators are experienced; our ship team is experienced. We don’t expect any difficulties with docking the ship at night,” he said. …
Sentiment Stats:
  • Number of Quotes: 1
  • Aggregate Sentiment: 0.101701
  • Mean: 0.101701
  • Standard Deviation: 1.4142135623731


Overall Sentiment: 0.139

Relevance: 0.492006

Jimmy Lyons

Overall Sentiment: -0.300441

Relevance: 0.414238


  • Aggregate Sentiment is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s overall sentiment.
  • The Mean is meant to be an indicator of an individual’s average comment sentiment.
  • The Standard Deviation, when there are enough quotes, will indicate an individual’s consistency of sentiment (i.e. a Standard Deviation of 0 would mean they were very consistent in their sentiment and 1 would mean they were very inconsistent).

Note that quote stats are likely to be meaningless beyond the aggregate score due to the tiny sample size. However, they are always provided just in case you find something useful there.

Additional Info:

Company: Carnival

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.447014

Organization: State Port Authority

Overall Sentiment: -0.347769

Relevance: 0.34645

GeographicFeature: Mobile Bay

Overall Sentiment: -0.0948876

Relevance: 0.957781

GeographicFeature: Mobile River

Overall Sentiment: 0

Relevance: 0.632931

GeographicFeature: Alabama’s Gulf Coast

Overall Sentiment: -0.0376123

Relevance: 0.442367

StateOrCounty: Alabama

Overall Sentiment: 0.0829692

Relevance: 0.697524

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Country: Mexico

Overall Sentiment: -0.537853

Relevance: 0.376193

Disambiguation: Location | PoliticalDistrict | GovernmentalJurisdiction | FilmCinematographerReferences:

City: paper mills

Overall Sentiment: 0.03572

Relevance: 0.313116

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