Progress of the Triumph

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  1. kaseyC

    kaseyC Mom to 3 lovely Princesses

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    I was only responding to what you said above, which is not the same as what you said in the post below.

    I agree with this but it's not what you said before.
     
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  3. Tonka's Skipper

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    The people made it hot in the last few pages.......not the subject. The important part here is the people and the facts.....

    AKK
     
  4. bobbiwoz

    bobbiwoz I'm happy to dance with you!

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    I find the discussion interesting, and I have forwarded bits of information from here to others.
     
  5. Tonka's Skipper

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    Hey there my friend..........PLEASE keep to the topic.infomation on the triumph status and events.

    No DCL vs Carnival or the thread will be closed.

    AKK
     
  6. Tonka's Skipper

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    Seems news is a bit qiute right now............at 1600 (400 pm), the best I can find is that they have rerig the tow cable and are underway..........the vessel was about 40 south of Mobile, I don't know if that was the city of Mobile or the opening of the ship channel.

    The last I read she was still coming in!


    Anyone find anything new?
     
  7. justmestace

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    Ooops.....sorry. I honestly thought he was kidding.
     
  8. poohfriend

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    It's obvious that he understands the process much better than any of our media sources. This morning his information was correct even as CNN etc were reporting old information.

    This is a constantly changing story. Having our own EXPERT on board helps me understand what is happening better.
     
  9. jjiillee

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    I don't know much about cruising but, why couldnt they have brought another empty ship out to where it is and somehow load th passengers onto said ship. Might be a dumb thought but it has crossed my mind more than once. i guess it would be expensive.
     
  10. lugnut33

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    I hope this isn't considered hostile. I just looked at the Carnival website and they have a link for the Triumph with the latest updates. Unfortunately the latest update is from yesterday.
     
  11. ChloroFiend

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    Each contingency response is different, based on weather, severity of incident, location, etc. While they probably have some set plans in place, it's impossible to tell just what might happen.
     
  12. truck1

    truck1 Growing older but not up.

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    True. I was in school and wanted to add more but my phone battery was dying. that was was all I could get into the post before my batt was completely dead and break was over. Which is why I said one of... I just never had a chance to add. My apologies.
     
  13. lugnut33

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    Sort of an update from CNN

     
  14. Tonka's Skipper

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    Its really just way to dangerous in a open sea and massive ships to bring them along side eachother and have people jump from ship to ship as they roll and move.

    Remember, these are averae people, not exprienced seamam.

    Actually the kids would most likely have the best time doing it!:thumbsup2

    AKK
     
  15. lugnut33

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    Some of the passengers still have a sense of humor. A group of them got together and spelled out "HELP" with their bodies on the top deck as a helicopter flew over. :rotfl2:
     
  16. DahliaRW

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    I was wondering that too, but I guess that makes sense. Seems like there might be a way to do it safely with life boats? After all, usually the plan with life boats is that another boat will come by and pick up those passengers, they're not actually expected to row to shore unless they happen to be close to one.
     
  17. Tonka's Skipper

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    Even with a lifeboat it would be hard to step/jump into the lifeboat which would be bouncing and moving about and at a different rate and movement from that of the vessel.


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  18. Tonka's Skipper

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    IA reort that she is getting ready to enter the bay or at least approaching it.

    The tugboat Resolve Pioneer was pull/lead boat, (doing the towing) when she had a mechcanical breakdown on the tow winch and the cable broke. She has been released.

    The tugboats, Roland A Falgout, Hawk and 1 or 2 more boats are going to be taking her up the channel.

    A note from the terminal, children and handcapped passigners will be the first off the vessel....not sure how that will all work out, taking into account families etc.

    AKK
     
  19. neg58

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    I was watching CNN and it was reported that they are doing some of the customs things on board (since they never ported, no one could bring on bad things or buy anything over the limits anyway), so people might be able to just walk off.

    Sounds like most of the interior cabin occupants are on the upper decks as there is no a/c. Those with verandahs are using their own.

    There were actually a few reports by people who said it wasnt' that bad, but they admitted it was hard on babies, toddlers and the elderly.

    Nancy
     
  20. bobbiwoz

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    DS worked on oil rigs. The people were lowered on rafts from helicopters onto the platforms. I nearly died watching!!!

    Now, Tenders would have worked. Was that ever a consideration...one ship to another?
     
  21. poohfriend

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    that passengers not expected to disembark until Friday Morning.

    ...something I think Tonka's Skipper suggested might be the case this morning.

    It sounds like it will be a difficult process to get Triumph docked.
     

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