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Cruise ship tragedy at least 3 dead
      #1372736 - 01/14/12 08:33 AM (184.241.217.31)

Story here Wow..

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Re: Cruise ship tragedy at least 3 dead [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1372787 - 01/14/12 11:00 AM (99.12.87.67)

Carol very bad for the guests and the local's. Another not so bad grounding earlier this month. Cruise Ship aground in Bahamas

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Re: Cruise ship tragedy at least 3 dead [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1372826 - 01/14/12 12:10 PM (69.131.226.48)

Hard to understand how that happens with today's technology

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Re: Cruise ship tragedy at least 3 dead [Re: BigGreenFan]
      #1372917 - 01/14/12 06:16 PM (67.237.3.192)

Like the commentary near the end of the video. Countries would be smart to enact laws allowing them to assess multi million dollar fines ($5-$10 million) for damaging a reef like that.

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Re: Cruise ship tragedy at least 3 dead [Re: BigGreenFan]
      #1372936 - 01/14/12 08:48 PM (76.19.218.21)

I really can't help thinking that an eleven story ship, 3 football fields long and carrying 4000 people is pushing the limits of what makes sense because even with back-up systems, when they fail, they fail.

I pray they find any people who may still be in the ship.


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Re: Cruise ship tragedy at least 3 dead [Re: JudyG]
      #1372999 - 01/15/12 09:11 AM (184.241.217.31)

I've just been reading several news stories online. It just doesn't make any sense, how it happened. The ship travelled that itinerary every week. Some are saying it was a submerged rock and others say there was a power failure. I just saw a story that said 8 now dead. Scary, that the whole thing happened.

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Re: Cruise ship tragedy at least 3 dead [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1373045 - 01/15/12 12:18 PM (24.152.248.178)

In the newspaper article I read in the Philadelphia Inquirer this morning a Costa hostess said that they only have the muster drills every 15 days; therefore, depending on when passengers board they may miss the drills. Apparently the crew also has infrequent drills. Is that ever scary!

It also said that there may have been both a power failure and a failure of the back-up system. Pretty incredible in today's world of technology.

Interesting to note that Costa is owned by Carnival.

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Re: Cruise ship tragedy at least 3 dead [Re: swg]
      #1373100 - 01/15/12 04:23 PM (184.241.217.31)

OK, I didn't hear that about the power systems. That is really bad, that you could go on a WHOLE CRUISE and never be scheduled to have a muster drill. As far their being owned by Carnival, h*ll, half of the ships sailing today are ultimately owned by Carnival--or more..

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Re: Cruise ship tragedy at least 3 dead [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1373226 - 01/16/12 09:12 AM (99.12.87.67)

Interesting understatement quote today on CNN
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The ship is expected to be out of service "for the remainder of the current fiscal year if not longer," the company said.




I bet it will get a new name also. I remember seeing Exxon Valdiz in San Diego getting a refit and a new name.

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Re: Cruise ship tragedy at least 3 dead [Re: kneafseym]
      #1373271 - 01/16/12 11:48 AM (155.104.37.18)

Not only a new name but i would bet new owners. Carnival won't want to keep that ship in the fleet after all the publicity.

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