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Old 04-06-2013, 07:20 PM   #16
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When we went in 2002. We couldn't figure out why the ship was going so fast. I was getting sick I was not forward to the next 4 days. Are glasses were even moving on the tables. Come to find out some guy had a heart attack and they had to get to port fast. We got up thinking we were going to watch the ship dock. They docked like 3 hour early. Lets just say the rest of the time it was a nice slow pace. I was glad about that.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:21 PM   #17
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Prayers for the family! We had a medical emergency on the Magic in November. We got very close to Cancun and they brought a boat out to get the man and his family.

Does anyone know why the bring the boat back in instead of air lifting them out? Do they only airlift if is critical at the time?
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:24 PM   #18
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I was wondering the same thing!
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #19
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From what I understand, there is a cost consideration when they choose to either turn around or airlift a guest from the ship. Also, their proximity to land plays into it.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:25 PM   #20
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Seems like it would have to be very serious to turn back only 2 hours out. Wouldn't they normally chopper someone back from that distance or can they not do that at night? On an entirely different note the webcam pics are beautiful tonight.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:27 PM   #21
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Seems like it would have to be very serious to turn back only 2 hours out. Wouldn't they normally chopper someone back from that distance or can they not do that at night? On an entirely different note the webcam pics are beautiful tonight.
And btw I'm only asking the original question bc I don't know how this type of situation works.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #22
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She is back in port
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:28 PM   #23
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They can't exactly cruise 22 knots down the Port Canaveral channel.
Well, yes, I understand they can't fly back in like a cigarette boat (but how cool would THAT be?!?!) but it seem like they are faster leaving at 5. Maybe the tide change forces them to be careful or something.
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Old 04-06-2013, 07:29 PM   #24
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Looks like there are ambulances with lights on the pier...oh my. Shes turning around to dock again..
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And looks like they docked 'port side', which is not usual at PC. They will make the turn in the turning basin on the way out.

Hope everything turns out OK for whoever is in trouble.

The captain will have the 'hammer down' tonight making up the time. Hope the seas aren't too rough, or it could make for an interesting night.
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I think the lights you see are from a police boat. Looks likes she's turning to head out to sea - no need to hang around once the passenger is evacuated.

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I'm listening to the police and rescue scanner. Saying ship isn't quite docked yet and it is a medical emergency.
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looks like she is leaving now
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And looks like they docked 'port side', which is not usual at PC. They will make the turn in the turning basin on the way out.

Hope everything turns out OK for whoever is in trouble.

The captain will have the 'hammer down' tonight making up the time. Hope the seas aren't too rough, or it could make for an interesting night.
Faster to dock port side to pier. Then turn her around to head out once passenger is evacuated.

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And looks like they docked 'port side', which is not usual at PC. They will make the turn in the turning basin on the way out.

Hope everything turns out OK for whoever is in trouble.

The captain will have the 'hammer down' tonight making up the time. Hope the seas aren't too rough, or it could make for an interesting night.
If the itinerary is the same as mine from jan, tomorrow would be a day at sea, though, so they should be able to make up the lost time. And, if not, I sure the guests would be understanding considering what's going on....at least I hope so
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