Monday, January 16, 2012

Not Good

Now this is something I really didn't want to see since we are sailing on the Carnival Spirit this Friday to Hawaii. Nope this is not something I wanted to see.

My first thought was I think Sarge Charlie, Empress Bee and The Traveling Bells have been on this ship. At least on one of the ships in the Costa Cruise Lines.
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  1. That's awful there's one on the news now (not sure if it's the same ship of the rescue mission.

    Have a brilliant day

    PMSL at the comment just above mine ;-)

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  2. Have a great trip Sandy. Carnival and Costa may have the same owners, but they are totally different management. So no worries for you.

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  3. It is truly awful. Especially for those lives lost and their families. I thank the good Lord that it happened so close to shore and immediate assistance. It could have been so much worse.

    You REALLY should not worry.
    For one thing, Carnival personal are very professional and accidents like this seldom happen. More importantly, none of us knows the time or hour we shall be called home and worrying about it will neither add nor subtract a single second from that time.

    You just finish up packing and counting down your 3 more sleeps to your fabulous cruise to Hawaii!

    Big hugs honey xoxo

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  4. My first thoughts were of you, when I heard this awful news.

    As Barb says, worrying will not change things either way, so just enjoy your cruise. I imagine all cruise companies will be extra vigilant because of this disaster, which appears to have been made worse by mismanagement.

    Have a great time on yours!

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  5. You were my first thought when I saw that on the news. But it is NOT going to happen to you. You are going to have the most marvelous cruise so just stop worrying my friend. Take care and good sailing like I like to say. Get to packing.

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  6. Sandee, it will all be okay for your cruise. I promise. Just soak in the sunshine and enjoy the ride. For once you all won't have to drive the boat!

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  7. We were on sister ship Serena in Oct. Beautiful ships. Very sad to see this, but cruising is very safe. I would get on a ship tomorrow, but perhaps a little more aware of having ID and a flashlight with me at all timeshare not just back in my stateroom. Go and enjoy. I am going with you!

    Big hugs from chilly FL, honey...

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  8. You'll be fine. When accidents happen, it tends to make others more careful and cautious.

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  9. Don't worry. It just the way they change the water in the swimming pool. Dump out the old water and let the new water splash in. LOL

    Have a great day!

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  10. The reason this is making news is because it's practically unheard of. These ships actually have a great safety record and this is an anomaly. Try not to worry about it and have a good time.

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  11. that is sad to see indeed.ship do have a great safety record,sadly there are a few bad apples on ships that can cause an accident like this one.

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  12. I'm sure you will be fine. Dont think about it. I'm sure everyone on the ship will have their guard up. I hope you have a good time.

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  13. Dear Sandee, I wish you a very happy and safe trip to Hawaii. I will keep you in my prayers to be safe. Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

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  14. hi honey, i know the crew are trained and to get all those people off the ship like they did is amazing in itself with the list and the lifeboat issue. i feel so sorry for all of them but would cruise today in a minute!

    hugs, bee
    xooxxooxox

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  15. I was just reading that the captain had pulled in closer to the island so the head waiter or something could salute his family. He lived on that island. The captain abandoned his ship and refused to go back...according to the Coast Guard whom I assume is a reliable source. This thing just cannot possibly happen often. I would book a cruise tomorrow if I had the money to do so. I really think something such as this is very rare. I felt the same as you though. How horrible and tragic.

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    1. I just heard about this at work today. I heard that the captain is being charged. At least you know he won't be the captain for your cruise :)

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  16. I can understand how you must be feeling. But like everyone else was saying at least he is locked up and won't be on your boat. and as they said on the view today, these are very, very, rare occourances, especially having a captain who wants to Salute at his family! What a terrible thing to happen. I'm sure you will have a wonderful and safe trip.
    Take Care,
    Janet :)

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  17. Hi Sandee! My husband and I will be praying for your safe trip :)Enjoy it and have lots of fun!!

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  18. The ship's captain, wanted to do 's "bow", a special greeting to the inhabitants of the island of Giglio and that is why it is so much closer to the rocks. When he hit the rock (marked on nautical charts), told the Coast Guard that it was a power outage. The currents have made ​​sure that the ship went into "dry" and from that moment the captain ran away without helping anyone. The first communication with the Coast Guard is at about 21-30. 21-45, the second at about 24. During this time there was no radio communication of the ship. When the crew realized the very serious problem, he decided, then and mutiny, to undertake emergency procedures to save the cruise. However there are still many people call. The ship is leaning on its side and is close to a step of 70 meters. If you slip, it would be an environmental tragedy. There are tanks full of fuel, several tons.

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  19. No, not good. Luckily these kinds of things are very rare. I hope you can have a good trip and not think about the accident.

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  20. Terrible tragedy, but thank goodness a very rare thing! In fact, perhaps this will make all boat captains more cautious .. especially the next few months so you oughtta be good! I'd be sure to introduce yourself to the captain! =)

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  21. That image scared the patootie outta me, but I don't think you have need to worry. Like others have said, they work under different management, so I firmly believe all will be well for you.

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  22. I'm sure your cruise ship will have a real captain in command and not a clown!

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