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Super Cruise Ship Takes a Dip

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posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 12:25 AM
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 oceans level.
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]

posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 12:35 AM
Martha Stewart christened the Crown Princess?? well there's the problem right thier

posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 12:53 AM
Looks like it crossed a Hydro Thermal Mega Plume.

posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 12:57 AM
I do not know, I did see that Martha stewart thing though..... its to ironic.

But the Mega plume, hmmmm, it still was with the steering mechanism inside the ship.

posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 01:12 AM
Maybe someone thought it would make a great sequal to Titanic and was going to cans in?

posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 11:46 AM
Well maybe, but this Cruise Problem is serious and could hold a large concern for many officials of the Cruise world and holding penalties for Princess Cruises. It makes me think twice about getting on these new ships.

posted on Jul, 19 2006 @ 02:18 PM

News Yahoo update:
Several passengers said Tuesday night's shipboard movie was supposed to be "Titanic."

Can you believe this, the movie "titanic" playing the night right before the ship had problems.

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