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Carnival cruise ship adrift off of Mexico after fire in engine room
FOX NEWS ^ | 02/11/13 | FOX

Posted on 02/11/2013 3:57:42 AM PST by Doogle

Edited on 02/11/2013 5:32:22 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

The Coast Guard says it is maintaining communication with a Carnival cruise ship that is adrift off of Mexico after a fire in an engine room.

The Coast Guard said in a news release personnel aboard the Carnival Triumph extinguished the fire and no one was injured. The ship is now operating on emergency power about 150 miles off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.


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KEYWORDS: adrift
adrift.....
1 posted on 02/11/2013 3:57:56 AM PST by Doogle
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To: Chode

ping


2 posted on 02/11/2013 3:59:10 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

Boatal warming


3 posted on 02/11/2013 4:01:15 AM PST by DainBramage
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To: Doogle

Well, at least it didn’t run aground. And hopefully the Captain isn’t an Italian fop and is still onboard.


4 posted on 02/11/2013 4:07:36 AM PST by rbg81
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To: rbg81

...don’t think it will ever get that troublesome...soon to be under tow


5 posted on 02/11/2013 4:10:54 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Doogle

“In January last year, the Costa Concordia, a luxury cruise ship operated by the Carnival Corp-owned Costa Cruises, capsized and sank ... “

Lousy writer. He makes it sound like the ship just up and decided to roll over. The ship capsized after the hot-dog captain decided to “buzz” the island so a crew member could wave to family & friends. Ripped the hull open on rocks, then it capsized & sank.

Had he never heard of rocks? Sonar? Charts? Sea room?

It was not the ship’s fault.


6 posted on 02/11/2013 4:12:25 AM PST by BwanaNdege ("To learn who rules over you simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize"- Voltaire)
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To: BwanaNdege

rooters


7 posted on 02/11/2013 4:14:30 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: BwanaNdege

I think that crash had more to do with seamen (sic.) then it had to do with technology.


8 posted on 02/11/2013 4:27:35 AM PST by Mouton (108th MI Group.....68-71)
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To: Doogle

I have never had a desire to go on an ocean cruise. Why jam yourself into a room with tons of other people around? In recent years, some nasty virus rears its ugly head affecting many on board..and then these kind of things. Some of those ships are so tall they look like they will topple over.

I may consider a river cruise, maybe even a paddle wheel type...but not an ocean cruise.


9 posted on 02/11/2013 4:34:20 AM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Doogle

With the way Mexican cartels have been emboldened lately I’m surprised there isn’t a fleet of fishing boats headed out to her all flying the black flag.


10 posted on 02/11/2013 4:47:43 AM PST by Abathar (Proudly posting without reading the article carefully since 2004)
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To: Doogle

I sailed on her once and the only thing they burned was the steak...


11 posted on 02/11/2013 4:49:25 AM PST by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: Doogle

This is the reason I never go on cruises. The ship stalls out, and it gets surrounded by giant squids, man-eating clams, cannibals and sharks. Drunken passengers fall on the deck, slide into the sea and get eaten. It’s not my idea of a good ending.


12 posted on 02/11/2013 4:57:28 AM PST by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: sergeantdave
And EVERY cruise starts out just like a disaster movie, people all happy and excited.

I wouldn't be able to ignore the obvious sense of impending doom.

13 posted on 02/11/2013 5:00:32 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Lighten up. Cruises are okay, but you’ll enjoy them more if you have a drinking problem. It’s an economical way to travel, the price is comparable to a hotel room, and the hotel visits places.


14 posted on 02/11/2013 5:09:12 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: sergeantdave

I think that movie was on last week.


15 posted on 02/11/2013 5:29:34 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

If you are able to leave on a minute’s notice, and don’t really cared where you’re going.., you can get some incredible values on cruises..


16 posted on 02/11/2013 5:37:15 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: Doogle

17 posted on 02/11/2013 5:41:23 AM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: SueRae

Remember when Jeannie didn’t want Capt. Nelson to go on a big metal modern ship because it was too heavy to float?


18 posted on 02/11/2013 5:41:55 AM PST by bgill
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To: Doogle

“adrift.....” Yep, just like the United States. How long would you say it takes Carnival to go B.K.?


19 posted on 02/11/2013 5:45:19 AM PST by Lockbar (Quality Factory Loaded Ammunition ------- The New Gold)
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To: Doogle

I was on that boat last June. We had a blast! The only things bad about that trip was the drive through Houston and the cruise wasn’t long enough.

That’s it.

LOL. Heck, my wife and daughter would probably “pay a little extra” for something like this to happen on the next one, just for the Adventure of it all.


20 posted on 02/11/2013 5:46:50 AM PST by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: Doogle

Think of Carnival cruise liners as huge cattle cars ... adrift ... with engine fires.


21 posted on 02/11/2013 5:55:03 AM PST by IronJack (=)
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To: Doogle

Luckily, the Carnival Posedion was nearby.


22 posted on 02/11/2013 6:00:13 AM PST by pabianice (washington, dc ..)
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To: Doogle

A three hour tour...
A three hour tour...


23 posted on 02/11/2013 6:12:52 AM PST by Resolute Conservative
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To: SueRae

We did a cruise in 1997.

I was bored to tears.

Never again.


24 posted on 02/11/2013 6:24:59 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: Doogle
better than on the rocks
25 posted on 02/11/2013 6:25:07 AM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Doogle; Jeremiah Jr; null and void
The ship is now operating on emergency power about 150 miles off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.

And...

Tug boats have been dispatched to tow the ship to port in Progreso, Mexico, where it is expected to arrive on Wednesday afternoon, Carnival said in a statement on its Facebook page. The ship's 3,143 guests will then be flown from Progreso back to the U.S.

Fire in the engine room? Bummer of a location...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicxulub_crater

26 posted on 02/11/2013 6:43:58 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: sergeantdave
This is the reason I never go on cruises. The ship stalls out, and it gets surrounded by giant squids, man-eating clams, cannibals and sharks. Drunken passengers fall on the deck, slide into the sea and get eaten. It’s not my idea of a good ending.

That’s a little melodramatic. Usually the ship loses power, no more running water and bathrooms don’t work, then four thousand people jammed into a big sardine can spend several hot sweaty days having no good place to poop. More likely than the horror movie scenario, and probably just as pleasant. I’d rather be eaten by man-eating clams.

27 posted on 02/11/2013 7:01:16 AM PST by DE50AE
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
the price is comparable to a hotel room, and the hotel visits places.

Cruise ships, while underway, are floating tenements, operating under some nebulous standard of law. At least if my hotel on land loses power and water, I can walk somewhere else. I guess Cozumel and Cancun count as "places," so you got me there.

28 posted on 02/11/2013 7:53:04 AM PST by Trailerpark Badass (So?)
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According to the radio news, there is no plumbing, i.e., working toilets and the tow will take 3 days. Said they are “working” to get “some” functioning. 4,000 passengers. Yuck.


29 posted on 02/11/2013 8:00:45 AM PST by eureka! (Bless Our Troops. D*mn the Left.)
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To: Trailerpark Badass

Your sense of adventure is underwhelming. Cruise lines are anxious to protect their reputation and are liable to civil suits. In my admittedly limited experience, they’re ok, I suppose it depends are where you go and what you do.


30 posted on 02/11/2013 9:24:57 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (What word begins with "O" and ends in economic collapse?)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Always buy trip insurance and pack lots of clean undies.. and socks. We cruised a pile of times over the last 30 years..
a 10-day Alaska cruise in and out of San Fran in late May is up next..

I never sailed on Carnival, mostly RCCL and Princess, just the luck of the draw, wifey is the big # cruiser , we have never been norovirused or too badly rocked and rolled.. It’s a great way to see things and not have to worry about driving a lot or having to cook.


31 posted on 02/11/2013 1:04:51 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: rbg81
LOL

ITALIANS ARE Lovers NOT CAPTAINS OF SHIPS!!!!!!!!

THE BEST ARE THE NORWEIGANS.

32 posted on 02/11/2013 1:09:33 PM PST by angcat
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To: bgill
Remember when Jeannie didn’t want Capt. Nelson to go on a big metal modern ship because it was too heavy to float?

If you think that's bad, you should see Guam!

-PJ

33 posted on 02/11/2013 1:12:28 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: angcat

Reminds me of the definition of “Hell”

Where the food is British
The cars are French
The police are German
The lovers are Swiss

...and the whole thing is run by Italians


34 posted on 02/11/2013 1:12:40 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: sergeantdave

My mom was on a cruise in the 1970s that ran aground on some sand in the Bahamas. They were stuck for a couple of days and they had to helicopter liquor in.


35 posted on 02/11/2013 1:20:48 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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