USA TODAY - Add a 20-foot-long gash around the stern area to the list of things that need to be repaired on the Carnival Triumph.
The new damage to the beleaguered cruise ship, which broke free from its moorings on Wednesday at a repair yard in Mobile, Ala., is visible about halfway up the hull from the water.
Underneath the gashed area, two levels of railing are dangling and broken.
Still, Carnival says the additional damage to the vessel, which has been undergoing repairs following a much-publicized fire in February, is modest.
"While assessment of damage to the ship is ongoing, initial indications suggest the damage is limited," the line says in a statement sent to USA TODAY.
The Carnival Triumph broke free from its moorings at the BAE Systems shipyard in Mobile Wednesday afternoon during a severe storm that was accompanied by wind gusts exceeding 70 miles per hour. The ship drifted in the Mobile River before hitting another vessel.
Carnival says no one was injured in the incident, and the Carnival Triumph is now tied up at the Mobile Cruise Terminal.
About 600 crew members were aboard the ship along with 200 contractors, and all have been accounted for through a roll call, the line says.
The violent weather Wednesday also blew a nearby guard shack at the BAE shipyard into the water. One worker was rescued and another remains missing.
A pier adjacent to the one where the Carnival Triumph had been tied up was damaged when the drifting ship bumped into it, BAE spokesman John Measell says.
The Carnival Triumph is in the midst of a 16-week-longer overhaul at the BAE Systems shipyard in the wake of the Feb. 10 fire, which occurred in an engine room. The fire knocked out the ship's main power and left it dead in the water. The vessel's emergency backup power system kicked in but was inadequate to provide passengers with basic services including working toilets, elevators, air conditioning and lighting in many areas. The ship eventually was towed to Mobile.
Carnival already has canceled 24 sailings of the Carnival Triumph, which is scheduled to emerge from the overhaul on June 3.