Yes, I agree with what you say Dave, / BP, You would think that the programming of the Anzipods ECU's ECM's would not have allowed the 30 degree list at 16 knots, Bet the fault is logged in the fault code side of its brain, in that 72 legged IC chip, don't know the fault code readings for Anzipods so I will have have to guess. Reckon one ECU for each electric motor and each one reporting to a master one.
B. O. 1 .= burnt out clutch for the first major safety of the ship scenario on Anthem of the Seas ( new ship ) Don't really need a fault code thrown up for that one. Tell by the loss of drive and reinforced by the stink of a burnt out clutch.
Or if you are not into Engineering just look at the wake, oh dear, there's only one!
The 30 degrees of banking on the Carnaval Legend probably threw up the fault code F.B.T. = F cked Big Time or whatever the language translation equates to.
Or it's that T piece funnel ( in red ) that they sport.
Like an aircraft a sharp turn produces lift from the funnels wing type appearance and in the aircraft cockpit even nowadays it is essential to be a good pilot that you keep the bubble ( which indicates slewing ) in the middle of the instrument between the line when banking which it would appear this ship did.
Perhaps the Skipper didn't keep the bubble in between the two lines, ie in the middle.
No computer override here like the " Limpo mode " whereby the ECU shuts the engine down when it receives info from various sensors that prolonged use may cause serious damage to the engine so it drops the rpm to much reduced revs just to maintain steerage way.
Strange in this day and age when every thing is computer controlled.
Saw a video taken by some passy of looking out from his balcony of the top deck swimming pool was poured over the ships side and well clear of same like a giant kettle into the briny, thousands of gallons, imagine being in the path of that lot and the sheer weight of it.
Child washed between the ships railings and gone forever. Bigger folk flung against the guard rails complete with broken ribs.
Another video shows all the passys being told to stand on the high side of the ship in an attempt to counter the 30 degree list.
Must have been scary down below in the ER and in the passys cheap cabins ( the cabins above no 5 cyl. Head )
Carnival have already issued statements such as " nothing really happened and no one was ever in any " real " danger and other ridiculous comments.
If you have ever seen passys going on day trips ashore and seen hundreds of people queuing up in the lounges and bars waiting to go through to the gangway you can image in an emergency what an unworkable situation it could be.
Like JJ said getting nearly 8,000 people off one of those ships is in my view unattainable in an abandon ship scenario, you would have to post them out on a one by one basis into the briny.
So are Carnival going to issue a commemorative badge for all passys to proudly wear concerning this trip?
" Been to within 10 degrees of Hell ( or Heaven depending on where your final compass course is heading ) and Survived."
Proper Sailor or What?
As a final thought did the automatic drinks robots in the completely unmanned bars continue to dispense drinks or are their ECU's interfaced with the Anzipods and either countered the list or came out in sympathy with the Pods?
See on Wifi this ship has had this problem before, blamed on a " Computor Glitch " ( as you do ) and Wifi says the Captain had to revert to manual steering to prevent the ship from capsizing ?
Don't know if this ship has a Hyabb for passys whizzing around way above the top deck, could be advertised as a Mystery Tour Trip with a free insertion in the briny every second or third circuit depending on the angle of heel attained next time this Anzipod problem occurs.
Once again I await for the next played down Anzipod problem to happen.
Remembering The Good Old days, when Chiefs stood watches and all Torque settings were F.T.