Progress of the Triumph

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  1. ValentineJulie

    ValentineJulie Mouseketeer

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    Is there any good reason why they couldn't have chartered boats to go and get the passengers off??

    Sorry if I have missed this in another thread.
     
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  3. kaseyC

    kaseyC Mom to 3 lovely Princesses

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    I agree Tonka's Skipper. They are not going risk keeping those folks out there any longer if they can help it. CBP personnel or Carnival's safety team having other obligations is an unacceptable reason to prolong this nightmare for those passengers and crew. I would think anyone needed to expedite getting these folks off that ship would be on call.
     
  4. Tonka's Skipper

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    I just saw a report the tow line broke, they are going to have to rig another one.

    She is said to be drifting to the east due to the western wind, so they will have to bring her up to the west, to get in position to enter the ship channel.

    These are just some of the things that happen towing a 102,00 ton ship.

    AKK
     
  5. emeraldluvsbama

    emeraldluvsbama Earning My Ears

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    I just heard on the local news here in Mobile that there is a broken tow line and that is slowing it down even more now.
     
  6. lugnut33

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    From the video I saw she has quite a list.

    Those people on board have to about ready to snap.... like the tow line.
     
  7. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    I'm honestly not sure. For all I know the tow company might have had weather issues or the Cop might have said no night transit due to weather and dead ship concerns. Could even be tidal issues.

    I think push comes to shove CBP would be there but would the busses ( who have hours by law they have to stay in ) and carnivals people be there. There's literally hundreds of people who need to be pierside there at the same time. Even if the ship tied up and CBP was there if no one else is there to move them then what.
     
  8. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    Just now saw this post. That's another thing that I was thinking is making a 102000 ton ship behave under adverse conditions.
     
  9. NWmom

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    This has to be heartbreaking news to those on board.
     
  10. sesame_123

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    Tow line is fixed they are again moving forward.
     
  11. justmestace

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    I DID read your little warning in red up there.....but I'm a bit confused.....:confused3........this is a DISNEY BOARD.......was it necessary to post anything more about a Carnival ship????
    If people wanted info, they could easily look elsewhere online, or on Cruise Critic.
     
  12. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    What I was trying to point out is that there any number of reasons for the tow to slow. I was using CBP as an example. Another reason could be that one or more of the tugs could need fuel which reduced the number and available power to move the ship where they want it. A predicted change in the weather or currents could be another 1 they may want to avoid for safety reasons. Granted carnival doesn't want those people on the ship any longer than they have to but if it comes down to the safety of staying on the ship a few more hours or risk damaging the ship further or worse hurting a lot of people onboard they're gonna leave them on the ship and play it safe.
     
  13. sesame_123

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    And if want nothing but Disney you could look at the other threads. I guess we should eliminate the community board here and the universal and sea world. People are interested in this but obviously you are not so why post?
     
  14. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    Because it has been brought up several times and there are those people that are interested in how things work. Not everybody is a CC member.
     
  15. lugnut33

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    I for one am glad it's here.

    You got something against talking about it in a non-negative way?

    Besides, this will effect DCL. Anything that happens like this, no matter the cruise line will effect DCL.

    Lastly, some of us find it fascinating to hear the opinion on the operations and mechanics of somebody who has worked on a ship.
     
  16. Tonka's Skipper

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    Well Stacy I disagree..this is a whole criuse industry issue and event. Seems lots of posts about other cruise lines and vessel are on here not just DCL. I often see the posts of people here promoting Carnival and information on other lines. I often see your posts about other lines and vessels.

    I have been over in criuse critic, its a mad house of posters attacking and fighting for and agianist. This post is here to provide information on what is happening.

    By the number of people who looked in........almost 6000 there seems to be interest.

    So far it has been kept friendly, with the exception of 2 who tried to start a debate...they were asked to stay on topic.

    AKK
     
  17. justmestace

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    I just am surprised that since the first thread was closed down, that anyone would start new ones. That was kind of a hint to me that the subject matter has a way of getting hot.
     
  18. linetbo

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    Seeing all that has happened to the Triumph cruise, someone knows what the contingency plan that has the disney cruise if something like this would happen.
     
  19. lugnut33

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    Maybe the other one lost civility and therefore was closed?

    This one has been fine.
     
  20. justmestace

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    They wouldn't be able to do anything any differently than what Carnival is doing.
     
  21. Silver Queen

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    This post appears to be stirring up controversy again. The previous thread was closed because of this. I appreciate the information that Tonka's Skipper is providing and respect the fact that he has had experience on a ship.
     

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