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Old 02-19-2013, 07:58 AM
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Cause of the Cruise Fire found

Coast Guard: Cause of cruise ship fire was a leak - Yahoo! News

they probably used weedwacker line instead of the proper genuine MB braided diesel fuel return line.

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Plus they run on all kinds of s$#@ not ULSD like we are mandated to.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:59 PM
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Its a boat, **** happens.

People who don't really belong on boats go on cruise ships and expect it to be like a hotel.
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Its a boat, **** happens.

People who don't really belong on boats go on cruise ships and expect it to be like a hotel.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:34 PM
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Its a boat, **** happens.

People who don't really belong on boats go on cruise ships and expect it to be like a hotel.
Of course they belong on boats. It's simply a floating hotel that takes them from place to place. It's exactly like a hotel, 99.9% of the time. Unfortunately, these suckers hit the .1%.

No difference from the expectations of an airplane. They consider it a bus. Takes them from point A to point B 99.9999% of the time. The other .0001% is a real problem, however.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:15 PM
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I wish there were no problems flying 99.9999 percent of the time. I've been stranded in airports overnight many times.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:18 PM
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I've been stranded in airports overnight many times.
Stranded at an airport is a good thing.

Stranded at 35,000 feet (or 200 feet for that matter) is the problem and is the .0001% noted above. It's not exactly a bus, you know............
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"A Coast Guard official said Monday that a leak in a fuel oil return line caused the engine-room fire"........

Who was on duty in the Engine Room and where was the Fire Control Team?

Unless the Fuel Oil Return Line runs where it can leak onto something really hot the Diesel Fuel is not going to burst into Flames.

My last job I worked for as a Security Guard Company contracted to the Carnival Cruise line in Long Beach. I was one of the X-ray Machine readers.

What I wanted to speak of was the Crew that came off of the Ships.
The upper echelons of the Crew are European or Australian and some from India. The lower echelons are from the India Sri Lanka area or Pilipino and Indonesian.
Each time the Ship came in some were allowed off the Ship for a few hours to buy stuff or to catch a Plane back home.
All of the seemed overworked and the lower echelon Crew Members seemed not quite fearful but overly respectful to the higher echelon Crew Members.


I also shook the Hand of the Guy on the News they said was the CEO or the Carnival Cruise Line (I saw him on TV making comments); when I met Him He was one of the Vice Presidents of the Cruise line.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:33 AM
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Don't cruise ships have backup gens?
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I think that the ship's fate is ultimately explained by its ill-chosen name: Triumph.

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Old 02-20-2013, 09:37 AM
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Don't cruise ships have backup gens?
I've been wondering the same thing since the fire occurred.
There should be some (or more) redundancy in emergency wiring that can be served from multiple locations aboard ship, independent of the "engine room". And the emergency service should cover much more for cruise ships than it apparently does. Lighting and sanitary facilities on every second or third deck maybe? The vacuum sanitary system, or some parts of it should have a separate, independent power system. I'll bet they had power on the bridge and in "Officer's Country."

Funny thing, but a client of mine in Orlando told me last week to keep his business tax return for a while because he's going on a cruise.!
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:13 PM
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Don't cruise ships have backup gens?
They have several generators, wherever the fire was it must have disabled most of them.

Fire on a boat is quite dangerous, those people are lucky it was brought under control. Much better off floating on a cruise ship than swimming in the water for several days.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:15 PM
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Of course they belong on boats. It's simply a floating hotel that takes them from place to place. It's exactly like a hotel, 99.9% of the time. Unfortunately, these suckers hit the .1%.

No difference from the expectations of an airplane. They consider it a bus. Takes them from point A to point B 99.9999% of the time. The other .0001% is a real problem, however.
I dislike cruise ships, whenever I came into a cruise ship port on an island it reinforces all the American stereotypes.

You can always tell a cruise ship port because its full of US chain's like Denny's. Very artificial places.

Great port's to clear in like on Grand Caymen, but get the hell out as fast as you can.
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I wish there were no problems flying 99.9999 percent of the time. I've been stranded in airports overnight many times.
Me too. I've flown about 1.3 million miles in the past 13 years, and mechanical delays are incredibly common.

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