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Carnival cruise ship DIW off Mexico
Fox News Channel | 11/9/10

Posted on 11/09/2010 9:16:09 AM PST by pabianice

Breaking... Carnival Lines ship adrift off Mexico; 4500 on board; USCG and USN send help... one aircraft carrier involved...


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1 posted on 11/09/2010 9:16:11 AM PST by pabianice
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To: pabianice

DIW, or DWI?


2 posted on 11/09/2010 9:17:41 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: pabianice

Passengers will be fine as long as the booze holds out.


3 posted on 11/09/2010 9:20:28 AM PST by AU72
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To: pabianice

I heard this at 7am this morning on the radio.. Carnival is going to to remove the ship from their line because it is not repairable .

This am they had no air conditioning, no hot food etc..


4 posted on 11/09/2010 9:21:03 AM PST by RnMomof7 (Gal 4:16 asks "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?")
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To: pabianice

It’s interesting that the number of passengers keeps going up with every report....


5 posted on 11/09/2010 9:22:16 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: RnMomof7

Apparently no toilet flushing either with the pumps off. That can’t be very pleasant...


6 posted on 11/09/2010 9:24:48 AM PST by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius, (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: AU72
Passengers will be fine as long as the booze holds out.

I can't do without ice.

7 posted on 11/09/2010 9:24:57 AM PST by jslade (People who are easily offended, OFFEND ME!)
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To: pabianice

Toilets are not working. Ship is being towed to Ensenda (about 90 miles south of border). Passengers will be bussed back to California. Sounds like a great vacation.


8 posted on 11/09/2010 9:25:13 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: RnMomof7

Coast Guard Reaches Cruise Passengers Stranded Off Mexican Coast
LEE FERRAN
Nov. 9, 2010

A U.S. Coast Guard cutter has reached a crippled Carnival cruise ship, stranded off the western coast of Mexico since early Monday morning with nearly 4,500 passengers and crew on board after an engine room fire.

Two officers from the Coast Guard are now aboard the ship to help ensure the safety of the passengers until two tugboats chartered by Carnival are expected to arrive midday today to tow the ship to a Mexican port. Though Carnival did confirm that three people on the ship were treated in the ship’s infirmary for panic attacks, a spokesman for the Coast Guard said no major medical concerns had been reported. No one was injured in the fire.

The Carnival Splendor, a 113,000-ton behemoth, suffered an engine fire early Monday morning which knocked out the ship’s power, including air conditioning, hot food service, flushing toilets and telephones, Carnival said in a statement.

The fire was extinguished in about three hours. Even after the tugboats reach the ship at midday today, it could be at least 24 hours before it can be safely towed to the Mexican port of Ensenada, the cruiseline said in a statement Tuesday morning.

http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/carnival-splendor-cruise-ship-rescue/story?id=12095096


9 posted on 11/09/2010 9:25:31 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: 1rudeboy
DIW, or DWI?

DIW = Dead in the Water, for those who need a translation..

10 posted on 11/09/2010 9:25:48 AM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: forgotten man

oops, that is Ensenada, B.C.


11 posted on 11/09/2010 9:26:02 AM PST by forgotten man (forgotten man)
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To: pabianice

12 posted on 11/09/2010 9:26:21 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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CARNIVAL SPLENDOR SHIP FACTS Gross Tonnage: 113,300 tons
Length: 952 feet
Passenger Decks: 13
Cruising Speed: 21 knots
Guest Capacity: 3,006 (double occupancy)
Total Guest Staterooms: 1503
Total staff: 1,150
Registry: Panama


13 posted on 11/09/2010 9:28:26 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: ShadowAce
It’s interesting that the number of passengers keeps going up with every report....

Well, it -IS- off the coast of Mexico.

14 posted on 11/09/2010 9:29:27 AM PST by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

roflol


15 posted on 11/09/2010 9:30:25 AM PST by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Izzy Dunne

Awesome response!


16 posted on 11/09/2010 9:31:07 AM PST by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: Izzy Dunne
It’s interesting that the number of passengers keeps going up with every report....

Well, it -IS- off the coast of Mexico.

And the word got out about the free bus ride to California.

17 posted on 11/09/2010 9:33:48 AM PST by Never on my watch (Never let a kid play with matches or run with scissors; and never give a gavel to a Democrat!)
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To: forgotten man

http://edition.cnn.com/2010/TRAVEL/11/09/cruise.ship/?hpt=Sbin

However, engineers were not able to restore power to the ship, which was operating on auxiliary generators, the statement said. As of Tuesday, “several key hotel systems, including air conditioning, hot food service and telephones are not available,” the cruise line said.

On Monday night, engineers were able to restore toilet service to cabins and public bathrooms, along with cold running water, Carnival said. “The ship’s crew continues to actively work to restore other services.”


18 posted on 11/09/2010 9:35:02 AM PST by maggief
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To: BenLurkin

SCRAPheap


19 posted on 11/09/2010 9:35:30 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: RnMomof7

No backup generators?? wth


20 posted on 11/09/2010 9:37:43 AM PST by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: RnMomof7
Carnival is going to to remove the ship from their line because it is not repairable.

What is the failure that is so catastrophic that the ship was sea worthy last week and and condemned this week?

21 posted on 11/09/2010 9:38:14 AM PST by Never on my watch (Never let a kid play with matches or run with scissors; and never give a gavel to a Democrat!)
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To: pabianice

Passengers to be reimbursed with a coupon for a discount on another Carnival cruise?


22 posted on 11/09/2010 9:40:19 AM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: forgotten man

Ah sho’ ain’t gonna’ BUSS wif’ nun uv’ those guys After this.


23 posted on 11/09/2010 9:43:20 AM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: pabianice

Any idea of the age of this ship?


24 posted on 11/09/2010 9:43:58 AM PST by engrpat (A village in Kenya is missing their idiot...lets send him back)
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To: Never on my watch
That must have been one hell of an engine fire. It seems as though much power generation systems was damaged. According to one report, they did have auxiliary generators but still not enough power to provide many basic services.
25 posted on 11/09/2010 9:44:56 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Never on my watch
...sea worthy last week and and condemned this week...

Inaccurate assessment last week? That would explain this week's delightful cruise.

26 posted on 11/09/2010 9:45:02 AM PST by GingisK
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To: engrpat

The ship entered service on 2 July 2008.


27 posted on 11/09/2010 9:47:03 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

“It seems as though much power generation systems was damaged.”
I meant to type: It seems as though much power of the generation system was damaged.


28 posted on 11/09/2010 9:51:20 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Semper911; 1rudeboy

Oh. I thought DIW was short for “Dithering in Washington”.


29 posted on 11/09/2010 9:51:25 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Army Air Corps

They don’t make them like they used too. Where was she built? Taiwan? France?


30 posted on 11/09/2010 9:52:16 AM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Army Air Corps

Okay, one more try with a sip of coffee.

“It seems as though much of the power generation system was damaged.”


31 posted on 11/09/2010 9:52:52 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: RnMomof7

No AC, No “hot” food”???

At this time of year, the horrors???

Buck it up and live like it was your last minute.

Don’t shake hands with anyone, don’t drink any water unless it comes in a bottle or you purify it yourself.

I am going on a cruise in December to the West Coast of Mexico. I will be taking my Lifesaver Bottle.

Purifies any water and I am totally confident after drinking water from an alligator farm in Puerto Aventuras.

The people freaked when I did it and warned my not to do it.

I showed them the Lifesaver Bottle and said everything will be fine and it was.

Love Lifesaver.

Don’t leave home without it.


32 posted on 11/09/2010 9:53:32 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

T think that this ship was built in Italy.


33 posted on 11/09/2010 9:54:19 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: RnMomof7

No all you can eat buffet tables? The passengers must be rioting.


34 posted on 11/09/2010 9:54:28 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: AU72
Passengers will be fine as long as the booze holds out.

Back in the 1970s my mother was on a cruise ship that ran up on a sandbar somewhere in the Bahamas. While they were waiting for a tug to come and pull them off, they actually had to helicopter more booze out.

35 posted on 11/09/2010 9:54:43 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: DuncanWaring

I’d take that trip.

A two-fer.


36 posted on 11/09/2010 9:55:52 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: All

I wonder if it could be used for shelter in Haiti?


37 posted on 11/09/2010 9:59:27 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Forward the Light Brigade

Builder: Ficantieri
Yard: Sestri Ponente, Genoa, IT
Launched Aug 2007


38 posted on 11/09/2010 10:02:23 AM PST by rahbert
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To: Never on my watch
45 or 50 buses? Good luck to those on board. They may have a long wait.
39 posted on 11/09/2010 10:02:25 AM PST by Faith-Hope
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To: Izzy Dunne

Post of the day! LOL


40 posted on 11/09/2010 10:02:48 AM PST by libs_kma (THEY TALK ABOUT HIM LIKE A DOG BECAUSE HE TREATS THIS COUNTRY LIKE A FIRE HYDRANT)
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To: pabianice
Breaking...

Lord, I hope not.

41 posted on 11/09/2010 10:03:02 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: pabianice

An ocean cruise, def.: claustrophobia with a chance of drowning.
And now—aimless drifting while surrounded by sewage stench.
It doesn’t get any better than that! (Unless it’s a `Reason’ or NR cruise and you’re surrounded by libertarians or neo-cons.)


42 posted on 11/09/2010 10:04:04 AM PST by tumblindice (Voyage of the Darned)
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To: engrpat
Any idea of the age of this ship?

So old that Kathy Lee Gifford used to be their spokesperson.

43 posted on 11/09/2010 10:06:22 AM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Irenic

Actually that is a great idea ... do you think they will need working toilets?


44 posted on 11/09/2010 10:06:50 AM PST by RnMomof7 (Gal 4:16 asks "Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?")
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To: tumblindice

If you have your cigars, something that holds liquor, and a bottle of bourbon, you have a party.

I’d be OK.


45 posted on 11/09/2010 10:10:38 AM PST by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: mamelukesabre

No backup generators?? wth

Builders usually park the generators in the engine room.


46 posted on 11/09/2010 10:12:26 AM PST by sasquatch
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To: Never on my watch
Carnival is going to to remove the ship from their line because it is not repairable. What is the failure that is so catastrophic that the ship was sea worthy last week and and condemned this week?

Wonder what the insurance payoff would be? BTW, How IS Carnival Corp. doing these days?

47 posted on 11/09/2010 10:14:09 AM PST by GunsAndBibles
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To: Menehune56
Apparently no toilet flushing either with the pumps off. That can’t be very pleasant...

The seven seas, need no latrines.
Ya just pull down your britches.
And hang your tail over the rail
and defecate on the fishes.
48 posted on 11/09/2010 10:14:12 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: GonzoGOP

Well, there is the poop deck...


49 posted on 11/09/2010 10:16:55 AM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: RnMomof7

Actually that is a great idea ... do you think they will need working toilets?
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I would imagine they do but it seems somebody could come up with some type of solution for the toilets.

I just hate to see all that potential shelter wasted.


50 posted on 11/09/2010 10:18:40 AM PST by Irenic
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