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Drunken crewmen vandalise QE2

I’ve heard of some good parties onboard, but looks like they had quite a mixer on the QE 2. Here an article from SHAN ROSS. Key quote“We can confirm that an incident occurred onboard during the night of 14 April. Three crew members were subsequently dismissed.” – SPOKESPERSON FOR CUNARD A PRICELESS tapestry of the Queen commissioned to mark the launch of the Clyde-built QE2 is believed to have been…

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Confined space ?

I came across this article on the Monarch of the Seas, at the Port of LA, about a terrible accident with loss of life. As you are probably wondering how the heck this exactly happen. I am not sure myself, but it sounds like the article is not completely accurate. Although it seemed to be the most accurate from the half dozen or so I read. If it was indeed…

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Navy sub hits mountain

I’m sure most of you have allready seen these pictures of a USN attack sub in drydock after colliding with an underwater mountain. Here is the write up from the BBC: US nuclear submarine runs aground A US nuclear submarine has run aground south of the Pacific island of Guam, injuring several sailors on board. The nuclear reactor on the USS San Francisco was not damaged in the incident, which…

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Freedom of the Seas

The Freedom of the Seas is floated out for the first time all was good. Though, I am not impressed with the new name – i feel a clunky marketing campaign to americans is afoot – which probably cheepens this new impressive ship given the current political misuses of “freedom”. The ship is being built in at the Aker Yard in Turku Finland. Where alot of other Royal Carribean ships…

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Enchantment in the Netherlands

Here’s a pictures of the Enchantment during its recent lenghtening process and below is the press release from Royal Caribbean. MIAMI, May 31, 2005 – Shipbuilding technology has come a long way since Royal Caribbean International lengthened its last ship 25 years ago. Royal Caribbean’s third ship to be extended, Enchantment of the Seas, lies in dry dock this month, where workmen are laboring round-the-clock to add a 22.2-meter (73-foot)…

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