Disabled cruise ship finally arrives
Five days after an engine fire, more than 4,200 people on board the Carnival cruise ship Triumph began disembarking.
"We pride ourselves in providing our guests with a great vacation experience, and clearly we failed in this particular case," Carnival CEO said.
"I don't know how much more we could have took," passenger said
Lately there has been some kind of incidents like this with cruises could this be related with the world crises? Cloud it be that maintaining a cruise is no longer what it was?
Well if you look at epic movies, this has been around from the beginning of time. It is not that unique.
Cruise ships are developing a habit of this type of occurrence as it has happened before. Four days stuck on there without power would have been very unpleasant to say the least. You would think that they could helicopter out to them a bank of generators so they would have same basics at least.
Okay lets look at this in a perspective light, my grandfather owns an ex ferry, now he uses it as his own personal ship.
I've been on a cruise down the east coast of Australia on this boat and I can give a little insight as to how if there is a failure it is very hard to fix.
For example where the engines and generators are kept the only way to access them and install new ones, is to quiet simply cut a giant hole in the ship and crane it in.
We were on our cruise when the Port engine failed, my father has stripped and pulled apart submarine diesel engines but in the middle of the ocean there isn't much you can do. Once a ships engine fails in sea, its stays like that until you return to land.
As for getting some generators to a ship to power just the basics especially when it comes to a cruise ship of 4200 people 3000 staff and auxiliary services. You need a generator approximately the size of a double car garage, at bare minimum. Now the helicopter costs to get a generator out to a ship in the ocean would be tremendous over a few hundred thousand dollars. So if a cruise liner was to ever do that they would want to also power the on board casino to fund it, meaning you would need a generator the size of a small house... which in the end is a pointless exercise.
Maybe they should build cruise ships with an alternative generator built in as a back up.
I dont have the money to go cruising but if I did not sure I would take one.
Generator is not the issue. Engine is. Just like in your car, engine drives generator(s). So no engine, no generated electrical power.