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    Damage, swaying inside Viking Sky

    RAW VIDEO: Damage, swaying inside Viking Sky


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    Another Ship Stranded Off Norwegian Coast After Engine Stalls in Storm (PHOTOS)
    24.3.2019A cargo ship suffered engine problems late on Saturday while sailing close to a cruise liner stranded under similar circumstances in the stormy weather off the Norwegian shore, local media said.

    Police in the western More og Romsdal county were alerted to a distress signal in the same area where a large-scale operation was underway to airlift cruise passengers to safety, the TV2 news channel said. The crew of nine are waiting to be rescued.

    https://sputniknews.com/europe/20190...ship-stranded/

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    I thought they had started one engine and moved to a position to anchor ?

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    Scary, not knowing what will happen next!
    As a Young man in my early twenties (am almost 62 now) I worked on the SS Volendam of Holland American Cruises as a part of an engineering crew converting a cargo hold to crew cabins and the crew cabins to passenger cabins . Our itinerary was NYC to Bermuda.
    on one trip we were told to button down 'cause we will be crossing hurricane david's backwaters.
    The ship was slamming into the water as if it was a speed boat, with waves washing over the bow
    as i said we had warning and everything loose was tied down , but it was still scary to see the bow burying itself in the water,We were too excited to even get sea sick
    The sooner you fall behind, the more time you have to catch up.

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    They need to bolt the tables and chairs to the floor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    They need to bolt the tables and chairs to the floor.
    Thats a 48,000 ton ship (I am not that smart, I look it up) and I am sure it has all sort of hydraulically operated stabilizers. As I said on my previous post I worked on a cruise ship for about a year (60,000 ton) and for the most part you could not see the liquid in your drink move. It had swimming pools, movie theaters, casino, shops etc etc.
    My cabin was located near the horizontal stabilizers and I could hear the hydraulics moving the horizontal fins to counteract ship movement. That was 40 years ago, I am sure they have more modern stabilization systems now.
    Dont know much about the Viking Sky incident,and exactly what happen,but given the number of cruise ships at sea and number of trips, things like this are a very rare occurrence, and to bolt everything down for the rare occurrence would be overkill IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckaroo Banzai View Post
    I am sure it has all sort of hydraulically operated stabilizers.
    It takes a hydraulic pump to operate the stabilizers. Those pumps take power from the engines. If 1/4 of the engines are not running, there's a good chance anything hydraulic might not have power, except the passenger's stomachs.

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    Stand by for Heavy Rolls and Rough Seas

    Stow everything, tie down anything that can move, fill your cup no more than a third, holding onto your tray with one hand, lashing yourself into your rack, the lovely aftertaste of JP5, the invasive and permeating smell of puke, ahh yes, the joys of a seafaring life...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    the lovely aftertaste of JP5, the invasive and permeating smell of puke, ahh yes, the joys of a seafaring life...
    all while trying to balance yourself on a shitter .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    It takes a hydraulic pump to operate the stabilizers. Those pumps take power from the engines. If 1/4 of the engines are not running, there's a good chance anything hydraulic might not have power, except the passenger's stomachs.
    My post was in response to an assertion that tables and chairs should be bolted down,
    No doubt systems fail for whatever reason, but given the number of ships and number of trips that happen every day , it is my opinion that compromising the purpose of the activity for such rare occurrence would be counter productive.

    As to the statement that 1/4 power loss would compromise the stabilization system , I don't believe it to be true. Not only should 3/4 of power be sufficient to run critical systems, but I am sure there are redundancies, such as APU's (Auxiliary Power Units). Nonetheless it requires forward proposition for horizontal stabilizers to be effective and I am afraid all the stabilizers in the world would be inadequate against a rogue waves or extreme weather.

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