Passengers of cruise ship that lost power make way home; feds probe engine fire, response

  • Article by: JAY REEVES and BRENDAN FARRINGTON , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 16, 2013 - 2:08 AM
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barbjensFeb. 14, 13 7:40 AM

I think I would want to take my luggage and go to a hotel and CLEAN UP before a long bus ride.

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getcrazyFeb. 14, 13 9:22 AM

I can't believe they couldn't get engineers, mechanics and plumbers onto the boat to deal with the problems before it got that bad.

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mom2fourFeb. 14, 13 9:39 AM

Cruise ships are not giving us a great deal of confidence these days are they?

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mxtroyFeb. 14, 1310:42 AM

We have become quite the spoiled society, and I am getting a little frustrated with all the whining. Life is not perfect, things break, storms occur. Nothing is guaranteed to be flawless, and most often it is not someones fault that problems occur, yes occassionally there is negligence, but are you perfect? Lighten up and don't even get me started by mentioning the word "lawsuit".

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humanfodderFeb. 14, 1310:55 AM

Where are the pictures of what is happening? Do cruise lines have a policy that they control the pictures? One problem here is that a cruise ship by design is bloated. It is a design without a lot of room for error. Anything goes wrong and the whole system collapses.

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jojoobooFeb. 14, 1311:41 AM

How many lawyers are on the pier?

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gurquhartFeb. 14, 13 1:00 PM

While personally I would not support big lawsuits in a case like this unless someone could prove they were purposefully mistreated by a crew member, I also don't think we need to give the company a "free pass" on something like this. While it's true anything can break and no human endeavor can be perfect and fool-proof, still, for what they charge for these trips, it seems to me they should have some reasonable backup plans in place for things like bathroom facilities in the case of all the power going down. Like maybe a large tank of water located on one of the upper decks which could provide at least some percentage of working toilets if the power goes off (since regular land-based toilets are not power-dependent but use water pressure).

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evldedFeb. 14, 13 1:36 PM

The sharks that were circling that ship had to clear the area to make room for the lawyers who took their place as the ship neared the shore.

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FrankLFeb. 14, 13 1:52 PM

The negligence is the fact that these ships were designed without suitable redundancy in their systems. No different than the negligence when building the Titanic. Carnival has been lucky, the weather has been calm. What would have happened had this accident occurred during hurricane season?

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chucker81Feb. 14, 13 1:53 PM

We were on Carnival last November. The conditions weren't much better and our ship wasn't broken.

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