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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #75 on: Feb 11, 2013, 08:50 AM »
Captain Greybeard reported in his Mirror page that the Cruise Ship Carnival Triumph has had a fire and is facing 3 days at sea without full power. Luckily no injuries have been reported.

http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/captain-greybeard/2013/02/cruise-ship-adrift-after-fire.html
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Online Bob C.

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #76 on: Feb 11, 2013, 01:03 PM »
What does this say about the Carnival Corp?  Carnival Triumph, Feb 2013, Costa Concordia, Jan 2012, Carnival Splendor, Nov 2010.

In my experince, it's time to make some changes in the organization.

Offline Bruce Nicholls

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #77 on: Feb 11, 2013, 04:44 PM »
What does this say about the Carnival Corp?  Carnival Triumph, Feb 2013, Costa Concordia, Jan 2012, Carnival Splendor, Nov 2010.

In my experince, it's time to make some changes in the organization.

Looks like this ship was developing this fire for some time and Carnival were unwilling to bear the cost of cancellation to sort it out.

Gives me real peace of mind (not), as we will be on Azura in a couple of weeks. Still on the bright side it's only 5% of the fleet having real problems!
« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2013, 07:06 PM by Bruce Nicholls »

Offline highlander0108

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #78 on: Feb 11, 2013, 05:51 PM »
January 28th sailing itinery changed due to reduced speed.  Reduced speed most likely due to reduced power available to drive the propulsion equipment which one could infer is due to diesel gen units being offline for whatever reason.  So, is this a maintenance issue with d/g units being run or being pushed past their scheduled service intervals?  Or is this a problem with the diesel generator units on this ship and her sisterships?  Or was is a switchgear/capacitor issue?  Clearly it was something big enough to prevent the engineers from transferring power from the other engine room D/G units to power the ship.  Maybe the problem was with the electric motors on the prop shafts.  We don't know and may never know the real reason. 
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #79 on: Feb 11, 2013, 07:29 PM »
What does this say about the Carnival Corp?  Carnival Triumph, Feb 2013, Costa Concordia, Jan 2012, Carnival Splendor, Nov 2010.

In my experince, it's time to make some changes in the organization.

And wasn't there another - the Europa (??) that bashed the place as well as herself up alongside at Sharm al Sheik (2010?/) And Bob, have you included the shadowy incident off 'San Fran' a short time ago...
No time to check, so may have got it wrong - Sorry!

PS - At a quick glance
http://www.shipdetective.com/advice/safety/incidents_2012.htm
Here's a good link - and for any of my mistakes, I'll come back later and edit!

The company Never, Ever Ever should have sold QE2 -she could have been working all this time - and covering for all the poorly Carnival ships needing to take sickies  - Boo.
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« Last Edit: Feb 11, 2013, 08:04 PM by Twynkle »

Offline Twynkle

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #80 on: Feb 13, 2013, 07:38 PM »
Now it's the turn of P&O's Aurora - Prop shaft probs
A friend's due to join her in Auckland...
http://blogs.mirror.co.uk/captain-greybeard/2013/02/repairs-delay-po-world-cruise.html

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Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #81 on: Feb 13, 2013, 07:48 PM »
Situation on carnival triumph sounds grim if the daily mail is to be believed

http://bit.ly/V94Wng Carnival cruise ship hell continues with passengers told to defecate in plastic bags and urinate in  ... #MailOnline

Can't help but notice from the photos that it's a Concordia sister.

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Online cunardqueen

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #82 on: Feb 13, 2013, 09:21 PM »
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  Situation on carnival triumph sounds grim if the daily mail is to be believed
 
I imagine ANY Carnival (Funships) cruise to be grim..you want to see them at embarkation at the Terminal (old Spruce Goose building)near Queen Mary in Long Beach..a sight indeed..and the noise they made at sailaway..  :o Then again when your used with the refined dear QE2..anything else just isnt the same  ;)
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Offline Rod

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #83 on: Mar 14, 2013, 09:49 PM »
AND here we go again!!!!
Carnival Dream:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/03/14/travel/cruise-ship-trouble/index.html

According to a Carnival spokeswoman, on the radio, on my way home......An EMERGENCY GENERATOR failed so the ship could not leave port as the emergency generator was required for steering!
Things must have changed in the last 25 years!

Offline riskygizmo

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #84 on: Mar 14, 2013, 10:18 PM »
Could be the Coastguard has told them they're going nowhere till the 'mergency gennie is put back together.
« Last Edit: Mar 15, 2013, 12:16 AM by riskygizmo »
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Offline Rod

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #85 on: Mar 14, 2013, 10:33 PM »
Could be the Coastguard has told them they're going nowhere till the 'mergency genie is put back together.

Coastguard has no jurisdiction!
They said that in another news story!

Offline riskygizmo

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #86 on: Mar 15, 2013, 12:11 AM »
Have they started the back up gennie without isolating it from the board?
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Offline riskygizmo

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #87 on: Mar 15, 2013, 01:15 PM »
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions

The Carnival Legend is "gubbed" too;

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/15/carnival-legend-cruise-ship-problem_n_2882872.html?utm_hp_ref=world&ir=World

And talking of Hamlet, this probably sums it up just as well;

« Last Edit: Mar 15, 2013, 02:55 PM by riskygizmo »
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Offline Twynkle

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #88 on: May 27, 2013, 11:11 PM »
Fire on board RCL's Grandeur of the Seas
http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=5367

Online Bob C.

Re: Accidents and mishaps at sea
« Reply #89 on: May 29, 2013, 01:53 AM »
Fire on board RCL's Grandeur of the Seas
http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=5367

Rosie,
   Believe it or not, my wife Ellen and I dropped off our daughter and her husband off at the Port Canaveral cruise terminal on Sunday for their honeymoon cruise and saw Grandeur docked in port.  I was shocked to see the photos in the news the next day of the ship I just had seen just the day before!