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    OK, so this one has me thinking. A cruise ship suddenly rolls to it's side in calm seas. Articles all over about it and not one suggest that maybe a whale came top side and nudged the boat!!!

    I've seen a blue whale before on a watching tour out of portsmouth. It was the eighth one ever spotted off the eastern coast and let me tell you that whale makes a humpback look like an ant. Absolutly HUGE! If something of that size came up and hit that boat that would be a perfect explanation to the sudden tilt.

    other than a whale I was thinking about maybe aliens but i doubt that.

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    link?

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    I honestly can't imagine a whale (even a blue) listing that thing that cruise ship is enormous.

    Probably just another drunk Capt.

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    Originally posted by capt1014
    Probably just another drunk Capt.
    Don't need another one of those!!

    I guess you're right too. The Crown princess is 951 feet and weights about 116,000 tons. A Blue Whale is about 109 feet weighing about 90 tons.... That's one big ship. Unless it was a heard of Blue whales.... who knows.

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    I read that the steering mechanism got stuck....


    They are damn lucky nobody was killed.

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    they may have been improperly transferring fuel from tank to aswell. as a ship burns off fuel you need to redistribute it around to maintain a proper balance. some tanks get filled with water as the fuel burns down. changing cource suddenly with low tanks on one side may have done it.

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    some of the passanger stories are being posted online. One guy was talking about how he was almost overboard. Standing next to the pool on the 9th deck when it happened. he was thrown to the rail and all the pool water rushed over the top of him.

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    I know what happened, there is an "Overeaters Annoynmus" convention on board the ship, and teh Ice Cream Buffet just opened.

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    Originally posted by Cue Ball
    I know what happened, there is an "Overeaters Annoynmus" convention on board the ship, and teh Ice Cream Buffet just opened.

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    It's still a boat.. you can still be Own3d at any time by the sea.

    I hate f*cking cruises.. it's like being locked in a hotel for your whole vacation.

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    Originally posted by benVFR
    It's still a boat.. you can still be Own3d at any time by the sea.

    I hate f*cking cruises.. it's like being locked in a hotel for your whole vacation.
    I went on a cruise back in 98' during hurricane hugo... Never docked to any islands so to make up for our lose they did open bar 6am to 10am one day only... it sucked.

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    I always wondered what happens when there are hurricanes out there ... now I know.

    I like cruises when I am majorly stressed out about a lot of things and just need to REALLY get away from it all. A ten day cruise saved my sanity one year and I never forgot it.

    On the other hand, most of the time I am not like that and much prefer spending 2 weeks in the Smokey Mountain National Park area where I can ride motorcycle mecca ... the Dragon, Cherohala, Stone Mountain, Blood Mountain ... Blue Ridge Parkway and so on.

    That to me is the most enjoyable vacation I have ever taken in my entire life.

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    Greg - that's a pic from your old meth lab!!

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    Originally posted by Currently

    On the other hand, most of the time I am not like that and much prefer spending 2 weeks in the Smokey Mountain National Park area where I can ride motorcycle mecca ... the Dragon, Cherohala, Stone Mountain, Blood Mountain ... Blue Ridge Parkway and so on.

    That to me is the most enjoyable vacation I have ever taken in my entire life.
    Me too, x5. And I love it more every time I go down.

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    Originally posted by NinjaSwan

    ...other than a whale I was thinking about maybe aliens but i doubt that.
    Sorry, everybody's been wrong, it was the aliens.

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    Maybe the boat had too much to drink, and it just plain fell over!?

    No?

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    Originally posted by JeffL
    Maybe the boat had too much to drink, and it just plain fell over!?

    No?
    Do you resemble that remark?

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    Originally posted by capt1014
    I honestly can't imagine a whale (even a blue) listing that thing that cruise ship is enormous.

    Probably just another drunk Capt.


    How many captains does it take to pilot the Exxon Valdiz?






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    Is it a prop/rudder assembly or independent propulsion jets?

    If the latter, that would definetely make sense how it happened.

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    The ship is back on the water heading up to Ney York to pick up another 3000 passangers then heading back down to the islands.. They never found the problem, just said fuk it lets get people on this bad boy and hope it doesnt happen again...

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    Originally posted by T-595 Greg
    no, she's conventional, no pods.
    you act like you know something about boats

    Thanks btw, didn't see that mentioned in the article (@3am).

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    Originally posted by T-595 Greg
    no, she's conventional, no pods.
    I figured it had to be azipods... Huh.

    Can't imagine it has enough rudder to heal over like that but apparently it must. There's no way ballast can be moved rapidly enough to make it list violently.

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    Are you the guy who works for the sailcloth company?

    Does a destroyer lean to the inside or the outside in a hard turn?

    I'd have assumed the massive ships (civilian) wouldn't have enough rudder area to turn that hard although I guess they must need it for slow speed.

    If they don't have pods do they strictly rely on tugs to turn them in tight quarters?

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    I think the ship had corroded freebish wires and a bent fatitson pin! Nothing else could explain this

    .....of course that alien thing

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