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Nearly 4,500 stranded on cruise ship off Mexico

There are 54 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 9, 2010, titled Nearly 4,500 stranded on cruise ship off Mexico. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Nearly 4,500 passengers and crew on a seven-day cruise to the Mexican Riviera were stranded off the coast of Mexico after an engine room fire cut power to their ship.

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Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#42 Nov 10, 2010
Dog wrote:
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Not for me. No air conditioning, no hot water and cant flush the toilets. Thats not my idea of a pleasant few days. They are now towing ship and passengers back to California so they dont have to go thru mexico.
To those who have posted as to why they dont take them off the ship, its more dangerous than leaving them on board. I was in the Coast Guard and involved in a number of at sea rescues and believe me, you wouldnt believe how people are banging their heads and breaking arms and legs evacuating ships.
Reading the story would be good, the toilets use cold water, and are working.
Maplewierd

Long Lake, MN

#43 Nov 10, 2010
The ship was relatively new, failures happen. Look at the Airbus plane that blew an engine. That failure could have cost 500 people their lives. At least a ship normally won't sink, if it does there's life jackets and life boats.

I won't go on one of those cruise ships, like being stuffed in a sardine can with someone lese at the controls. Like being in a cramped apartment building with a bunch of idiots.

East Side

Saint Paul, MN

#44 Nov 10, 2010
Can you imagine those huge fat momma's and their complaining about now? I feel for the people that work on the ship.
Make The Best Of It

Minneapolis, MN

#45 Nov 10, 2010
"I'll be in the bar, come get me when we reach land".
kweed

Gilbert, AZ

#47 Nov 10, 2010
Water hazard wrote:
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actually, you are the only one who doesn't know anything
Oooh, BURN!
santee

Renton, WA

#48 Nov 10, 2010
Is this what the mystery missile was fired at? If so-hope it was an "all gay" cruise!
JEG

Upland, CA

#49 Nov 10, 2010
Wade Gustafson wrote:
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You didn't actually READ the story, did you?
No I didn't. I'm sure thats the first they fixed though. They didn't work at the beginning of the problem.
Roger Charles Courtney

Puryear, TN

#50 Nov 10, 2010
As If wrote:
This is why I only travel using Netjets. Private jets are the only way to travel.
This was not a travel, as such, it was instead a vacation. Being on the water is something very tranquil and relaxing. One thing that a jet, private or commercial cannot do for the soul. Com'mon, get a clue.
Roger Charles Courtney

Puryear, TN

#51 Nov 10, 2010
Storm Warning wrote:
<quoted text>you sound like you might focusing on money. here is what should be done the navy ought to tow in into port, let the passengers off and claim it as salvage, then next time the corporate pricks will take the personal responsibility to run a clean ship.
Don't be so mean. At least wait until the investigation is complete to determine whether or not it was an accident. The ship was only two to three years old, I'm sure the company is more responsible than you would make them out to be.
Roger Charles Courtney

Puryear, TN

#52 Nov 10, 2010
Since they lost the refrigeration, it would appear that the food might have been lost also. That would have been a lots of food, three meals a day plus snacks for four thousand people for seven days. What a shame, especially the steaks and lobster. Makes one want to cry.
seabass

Ooltewah, TN

#53 Nov 10, 2010
Pirates!!! We have pirates!
wtf

Minneapolis, MN

#54 Nov 10, 2010
santee wrote:
Is this what the mystery missile was fired at? If so-hope it was an "all gay" cruise!
You must be an Emmer Man.
wow

Minneapolis, MN

#55 Nov 10, 2010
Maplewierd wrote:
The ship was relatively new, failures happen. Look at the Airbus plane that blew an engine. That failure could have cost 500 people their lives. At least a ship normally won't sink, if it does there's life jackets and life boats.
I won't go on one of those cruise ships, like being stuffed in a sardine can with someone lese at the controls. Like being in a cramped apartment building with a bunch of idiots.
This ship is stranded not too far off the coast. Imagine if this had happened in the Mid-Atlantic or somewhere further out at sea.

Since: Jan 09

United States of America

#56 Nov 11, 2010
Roger Charles Courtney wrote:
Since they lost the refrigeration, it would appear that the food might have been lost also. That would have been a lots of food, three meals a day plus snacks for four thousand people for seven days. What a shame, especially the steaks and lobster. Makes one want to cry.
Go get a big mac, you will feel better.

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