On Tuesday the cruise ship Crown Princess of Princess Cruise line takes a sharp tilt to the ocean, leaving many injured and some critically hurt. The
cruise ship was said to have steering problems and took a sharp tilt throwing passengers and crew across the decks. The cruise accompanies 3,100
passengers and 1,200 crew members. The ship just departed from Port Canaveral when the steering problem arose leaving the ship tilted over to the
PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. - A steering problem caused a new cruise ship to roll abruptly Tuesday, throwing passengers and crew to the deck and injuring
dozens, including two critically, officials said.
One passenger said seawater flooded several upper decks of the Crown Princess, forcing water from a swimming pool "like a mini-tsunami," and
breaking windows and furniture.
The vessel, with about 3,100 passengers and 1,200 crew, had just departed Port Canaveral on Florida's east coast en route to New York when it listed
badly to its left side, said Coast Guard spokesman Petty Officer James Judge. He said the ship reported problems with its steering apparatus.
The ship then righted itself before returning to port, where the Coast Guard said all passengers and crew had been accounted for.
Martha Stewart christened the Crown Princess last month before it embarked on its maiden voyage to the Caribbean from its home terminal in the New
York borough of Brooklyn.
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Two people were critically injured and many more hurt after the cruise ship Crown Princess rolled to one side. The ship was said to feel like rolling
over, almost to capsize. The people on the ship were shaking up and the others that were injured were immediately taken to a medical facility. The
ship steering system should not have failed in the event, after many times of testing and all of a sudden it changes.
For this ship it only began sailing only a month ago and just Tuesday it has a critical failure that could have killed many. Martha Stewart did
christen the Crown Princess for her maiden voyage and life at sea. The question is now, how could such a new advanced and large ship take a roll this
bad to almost capsize?
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[edit on 19-7-2006 by ragster]