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Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock

April 21, 2005 - Royal Caribbean International's Grandeur of the Seas struck the pier in Costa Maya, Mexico, at approximately 1 p.m. (E.S.T.) Wednesday, while the ship was docking in 15-knot winds and a 3-knot current, which contributed to the incident. All guests and crew members are completely safe, and none were injured in the incident. The ship has a football-shaped puncture in the bow, on its starboard side, that is approximately 42 feet long and five feet wide at its widest point. The puncture is in the first deck, approximately five feet above the waterline.

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Re: Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock

I'm staying off cruise ships. After the "Freak Wave" incident and now this, no way would you get me on one.

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Is "Bondo" waterproof???

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Re: Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock

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I'm staying off cruise ships. After the "Freak Wave" incident and now this, no way would you get me on one.
Cruise ships; the new sharks.

And then there's this asshole...
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I'm staying off cruise ships. After the "Freak Wave" incident and now this, no way would you get me on one.
Or the mysterious "Cruise Ship plague" that has haunted Carnival for the past 3 years . . .

and your girlfriend too.
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As in people getting sick?




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As in people getting sick?
Yep, something like 600+ people on several cruises getting seriously ill and in a few cases, the ships had to return to the home port for damage control. They have never identified the actually illness or cause, but it seems linked to the Carnival line.

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Re: Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock

This just happened recently here (70ft. rogue wave hit a cruise ship that had to be diverted to the Charleston harbor):

"Tuesday, April 19, 2005 - Last Updated: 8:03 AM
Rare twist of nature created monster wave
Ship entered area where weather conditions were just right for freak event, experts say

BY BRIAN HICKS
Of The Post and Courier Staff

It wasn't the perfect storm, but it was close enough.

A dangerous confluence of weather patterns over the Atlantic on Saturday morning put the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship on a collision course with one of nature's rarer, and completely unpredictable, special effects: a 70-foot rogue wave.

Meteorologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration say the ship, which diverted to Charleston after it was struck by the wave, was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.

There was a storm over the Bahamas 200 miles east of the ship, and a strong high-pressure system bearing down from the North. The Norwegian Dawn happened to be sailing through the middle of the absolute worst place it could have been.

"All this happened over the warmest part of the Gulf Stream, which can cause intense events to take place," said David Feit, chief of operations in the agency's Ocean Prediction Center. "Basically, the cruise ship found itself caught between two systems, squeezed like a watermelon seed between your thumb and forefinger."

The ship was returning from the Bahamas to New York, sailing at 33 north latitude and 77 west longitude, 125 to 150 miles due east of McClellanville. There, the competing weather systems kicked up winds of 35 to 40 knots and met with a convergence of wave trains. Ultimately, the Dawn met a seven-story wall of green water.The wave won.

Feit said a 70-foot wave is out of the range of predictability, and could only be formed through unique circumstances, a volatile cocktail of ocean currents, temperatures, wave patterns, winds and pressure systems. Even so, 70 feet is a monster size rarely seen in waves. The reported size of the wave might stretch credibility if not for the fact that it broke out four windows on deck 10, and batted around a 965-foot-long cruise ship like a toy in a child's bathtub.

Rather than being impressed with such a bold show of nature's force, most passengers were unsettled by the experience. Some left the ship while it was docked in Charleston, rented cars and drove home. Some of them mumbled something about the "Titanic" as they caught cabs to the airport.

Bill and Ellen Tesauro of Wayne, N.J., said they went to the ship's casino when the storm started slamming the vessel.

"We figured it would take our minds off this (and) that's when the captain announced that drinks are free all night," Bill Tesauro told the Daily News of New York. "But then there was another horrendous slap on the water."

The panicked couple returned to their suite.

"A desk went flying across the room," Ellen Tesauro said. "And a glass table toppled down, with glasses and food on it."

Stacy Maryland of Hamilton, N.J., woke up to find shoes and magazines floating in a foot of water.

"I thought I heard water sloshing around, and then I woke up and saw it, and it was surreal," she told the newspaper.

Although weathering the freak wave was no fun, it was scarier than it actually was dangerous. Consider it a maritime version of The Hulk roller coaster.

"The ship had four broken windows, and it was a judgment call on the captain's part to come into port to have the ship inspected," said Coast Guard spokesman Bobby Nash. "The ship was safe. The Coast Guard inspects these ships so much to make sure they are all right. Passenger safety is the No. 1 concern. It would take a lot more than one wave to cause damage to this vessel."

The cruise line patched the windows by welding metal over them and left for New York at 12:30 a.m. Sunday. The ship arrived in Manhattan about 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Passengers got partial refunds on their trip and vouchers good for a heavily discounted new cruise. On their next cruise, they may get to see Freeport and Nassau, but chances are they won't get to see another wave like this.

"I hesitate to use the term 'rogue wave,' " Feit said. "It's not that they don't exist, they are just very infrequent."

But this one, he concedes, probably qualifies."

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Re: Cruise Ship Crashes Into Dock



Firefly's Uncle was on that ship! We just got an email from them the other day about it.

and I quote:
"Ok, Hi, little excited, this a.m. @ 11:45 am, we were docking in Costa
Maya Mexico, no problems, beautiful weather etc., so, watchin the ship
approach pier, now I am NO CAPTAIN BUT, I knew we were to close to the
pier...........................................and a lot of other folks
watchin.......................so we figure the MEXICAN HARBOR PILOT
"KNOWS" WHAT HE/SHE IS DOIN RITE. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>WRONG!!!!!!!!!!

The ship slams the pier, the concete explodes in a cloud of cement dust
and the ship is "harpooned" on the pier. No problem, after a couple of
minutes, the ship backs of the pier and we dock. So the ship moves
forward and the end of the pier we hit , the whole corner is gone with bent
rebar stickin out. Jeeze>

OK< gettin off the boat we "notice" a 4ft. high by 20ft. GASH IN THE
SIDE OF THE HULL BOUT 5 FT. ABOVE WATER LINE "YIKES"
!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!1

So it is 6pm, we are waitin for an announcement. All we know is ship
was suppose to sail @ 8pm tonite, but we are told a crane is comin
tommorrow am on pier to "help" with reapairs. Would never have believed it if
I didn't see it with my own eyes. The pilot just drove this 70,000 ton
ship rite into the pier. "

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