posted on Feb, 14 2013 @ 11:24 PM
Originally posted by CINY8
I believe that the conditions are way worse than they have been reporting. It is a terrible situation for those people.
What I don't understand is why they couldn't transfer all those people over to another ship while it was still out at sea. I know that there were
thousands of people but for the amount of time they were stranded at sea they could have somehow slowly moved them to a working ship. As a potential
passenger on a cruise ship I would want to know for my own safety that it would be possible to escape a situation like this.
I also don't understand why the people on there are having to eat what is available on the ship. One lady was quoted on the news as saying they were
eating cucumber and onion sandwiches but she chose to eat whatever bagged chips were there so she didn't get ill like some other people were. I
wonder why can't they bring fresh food onto the ship from another ship or helicopter?
I for one have never and would never take a vacation on a cruise ship and this horrible situation just adds to my list of why I wouldn't. I can't
even imagine how disgusting those conditions must be.
Hey, I can weigh in on this. A cruise ship that has no power, no engine usage would be extremely dangerous to approach with even a vessel of equal
size. The rescue ship would likely be smaller than the cruise liner, and bringing a smaller ship close enough to the liner to bring stranded patrons
on board puts the rescue vessel, as well as those on board in danger. With out any power the cruise liner could slam into the smaller ship, damaging
or sinking both vessels. It would be more likely the smaller vessel would be sunk, and the larger vessel further crippled, with a potential for it
sinking due to damage. Not to mention, if people were in the process of boarding the rescue ship, and either vessel shifted, passengers could end up
in the water between the vessels, putting them at risk of drowning or being crushed.
As well, there is the issue every passenger will want off first, depending on how long they have been there this could create a panic, or fighting
amongst passengers. A smaller rescue ship would likely only be able to take smaller numbers of passengers at a time. Would you want to be last? I
understand it sounds easy for us, and could go just fine, but it could also put passengers and crew at risk. The biggest issue is the cruise liner not
having Engine power.