Cruise ship adrift in Gulf of Mexico heading to Alabama

There are 5 comments on the Fox News story from Feb 12, 2013, titled Cruise ship adrift in Gulf of Mexico heading to Alabama. In it, Fox News reports that:

Passengers aboard a cruise vessel stranded in the Gulf of Mexico after a weekend engine fire have limited access to bathrooms, food and hot coffee, but also a new destination: Mobile, Ala.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Fox News.

sad

Toronto, Canada

#1 Feb 12, 2013

“Free Speech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

AUSTRALIAN

#2 Feb 12, 2013
sad wrote:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/11/ travel/cruise-ship-fire/index. html?utm_source=feedburner &utm_medium=feed&utm_c ampaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_trav el+%28RSS%3A+Travel%29
For such an expensive business to be in I am wondering why ships like that don't have a separate power generation plant, and an auxiliary propulsion unit capable of providing steerage for such events.
If it were a sailing ship of a couple of hundred years ago they would have jury rigged their sail to get movement home.
Force Majeure

Sweden

#3 Feb 12, 2013
OP wrote:
<quoted text>
Cruise ship adrift in Gulf of Mexico heading to Alabama
Huh? If the ship is adrift shouldn't you have said headed "TOWARDS" Alabama?

“Free Speech in a Free World ”

Since: May 10

AUSTRALIAN

#4 Feb 12, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh? If the ship is adrift shouldn't you have said headed "TOWARDS" Alabama?
Well it'd heading somewhere.
I wonder if the vessel will land up in a scrapyard ?
Force Majeure

Sweden

#5 Feb 12, 2013
Neville Thompson wrote:
<quoted text>
Well it'd heading somewhere.
I wonder if the vessel will land up in a scrapyard ?
Either aground or at the bottom of the sea.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Nuevo Leon, Mexico Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Nuevo Leon Music Forum (Nov '12) Jan '15 Musikologist 10
News Does Mexico need a new Zapata or Villa to lead ... Dec '14 MexicanINexile 2
News El Paso Police identify man shot by officer (1:... (Dec '08) Dec '14 Concerned 4
News Vigilantes Take Mexico's Safety Into Their Own ... (Jul '13) Dec '14 Sur 13 Beat 6
News A teen girl's broken heart (Feb '09) Oct '14 JackBNimble 18
News Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros (Sep '14) Sep '14 dirtbag1958 1
News Raymond becomes major hurricane as it nears Mexico (Oct '13) Oct '13 Peter 1
More from around the web