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Last updated 2:07AM ET
March 7, 2021
APR News Reports
APR News Reports
Carnival Will Send Cruise Ship to Mobile
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - The Coast Guard says the Mississippi River has reopened to limited ship traffic following a massive oil spill. Part of the river around New Orleans has been closed since Wednesday after a barge collided with an oil tanker. Dozens of ships are backed up, and it's affecting both commerce and tourism. Mary Beth Romig is a spokesperson for the New Orleans Convention and Visitors Bureau. She told Alabama Public Radio's Butler Cain that a major cruise line has been forced to divert one of its ships to Alabama.

OUTRO: You can find a posting about this issue on Alabama Public Radio's new travel blog. It's called Ticket to Travel, and we want you to share your travel experiences and knowledge with us by posting comments on the blog. You can find the link for Ticket to Travel on our home page -
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