Cruise ship adrift in Gulf of Mexico heading to Alabama

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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. Read more
sad

Toronto, Canada

#1 Feb 12, 2013

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#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:
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Cruise ship adrift in Gulf of Mexico heading to Alabama
Huh? If the ship is adrift shouldn't you have said headed "TOWARDS" Alabama?

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#4 Feb 12, 2013
Force Majeure wrote:
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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:
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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.

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