QM2 tA 17th engine problem

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Well today at 7.30 am there a odd noise at the ship came to stop, seems we had a small engine problem that was fixed quite fast and we are now under way again.

If I hear more of what and why I will post again.

other than that the weather is amazing, sea is moderate and im not in the peast bothered about holes in the flooring
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Originally posted by rob6852
Well today at 7.30 am there a odd noise at the ship came to stop, seems we had a small engine problem that was fixed quite fast and we are now under way again.

If I hear more of what and why I will post again.

other than that the weather is amazing, sea is moderate and im not in the peast bothered about holes in the flooring
Hi Rob, Have a great trip, would be nice if you do a live from. It just to long until I'm back on board again.

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Hi Rob. Glad to hear you're having good weather...looks like a beautiful day at sea on the webcam.

I know you're very experienced at trans-Altlantic crossings and aren't troubled by minor events, but I imagine for some being dead in the water even for a short time might be a little disconcerting. Is there an announcement made when something like that happens just to let passengers know what's going on? (I've been lucky in that something like that hasn't happened on my voyages, so I'm curious as to how it is handled.)

Hope you have a wonderful time & look forward to more of your posts if you have time.
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It happened very early, I could an announment of some sort, it didnt take long to get going again, I would image most people were asleep, most people didnt know about it


weather is now rough, large waves, really rather good.

I would love to do a blog however I dont any more, too many on here picked too pieces and I just dont do it now. I will explain when we meet up

I may do the odd bit if anything happens enroute
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Hi Rob, we'll keep this as the "headline news" version! Enjoy the voyage!
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PARTIAL QUOTE:

Originally posted by rob6852
Well today at 7.30 am there a odd noise at the ship came to stop, seems we had a small engine problem that was fixed quite fast and we are now under way again.

Rob, I think I figured it out...7:30am is a shift change for the rowers...Sounds like the next shift was a having a rythm problem Darn those newbies! -S.
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Originally posted by rob6852
Well today at 7.30 am there a odd noise at the ship came to stop, seems we had a small engine problem that was fixed quite fast and we are now under way again.

If I hear more of what and why I will post again.

other than that the weather is amazing, sea is moderate and im not in the peast bothered about holes in the flooring
You had me in a real panic there. I read the title of the thread and though you had experienced seventeen engine problems since leaving Soton. Even by QM2's recent standards that would have been a leetle excessive

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Originally posted by rob6852
Well today at 7.30 am there a odd noise at the ship came to stop, seems we had a small engine problem that was fixed quite fast and we are now under way again.
How long did it take for the ship to come to a complete stop? Did it feel different, just floating there?

Oh, if you have time, could you post back here with the name of the Maitre D' in the Britannia restaurant? Thanks.
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Originally posted by Whitemarsh
How long did it take for the ship to come to a complete stop? Did it feel different, just floating there?
I always have a little chuckle when I hear people say that the ship, or a particular area of the ship, was noisy. I've been told by several friends who had served in the Royal Navy that the time to worry is when the noise stops!

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I used to be a rower and trust they stop at 5am lol.

The ship has today just stopped again, and I have to say it is weird, the ship is oddly silent, we are just sat here in the ocean, I had no idea how much noise was made by the ship, but then the sound is part of the journey

A friend up on deck 5 just phoned to say the light have got off, so today is a little more than yesterday, if and when I hear more I will let you know.

I ont how far it took to stop the ship, hard to tell distance out here, to be honest untill I looked over the balcony I had not noticed and then the slince hit me,

If it gets worse maybe a few CC members will come and tow us to NYC
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Originally posted by Cruachan
I always have a little chuckle when I hear people say that the ship, or a particular area of the ship, was noisy. I've been told by several friends who had served in the Royal Navy that the time to worry is when the noise stops!

J

It has stopped

The name of the M,D is Sacha manojlovic
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Originally posted by rob6852
It has stopped

The name of the M,D is Sacha manojlovic
Thank you for this.

I can't believe the ship has just stopped mid-ocean!! That's very unsettling and a little scary.

On a personal note, I'm very glad my upcoming voyage is after the refit. I presume any engine troubles will be fixed then.
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Originally posted by Cruachan
I always have a little chuckle when I hear people say that the ship, or a particular area of the ship, was noisy. I've been told by several friends who had served in the Royal Navy that the time to worry is when the noise stops!

J
Isn't this similar to being told that one shouldn't worry when water is coming down the stairs but only when it's coming up the stairs.
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we are underway, only lasted a short time, have to wait and see now if we have more problems, the electrics also went out in many cabins, some flickering some dead, some lifts were being fixed this morning as well
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Originally posted by Cruachan
I always have a little chuckle when I hear people say that the ship, or a particular area of the ship, was noisy. I've been told by several friends who had served in the Royal Navy that the time to worry is when the noise stops!

J
Nah! The time to worry is when the only noise you can hear is a squelching sound as you walk about.

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Originally posted by rob6852
we are underway, only lasted a short time, have to wait and see now if we have more problems, the electrics also went out in many cabins, some flickering some dead, some lifts were being fixed this morning as well
I hope that in the refit next month all mechanical and electrical systems aboard QM2 are checked and any repairs that are needed are done,isn't that is what refits are really for?.It is also kind of curious to consider that after nearly 3 years of service there have been no mechanical or electrical problems reported aboard Queen Victoria and the same with the Queen Elizabeth,though the Queen Elizabeth has been in service for only a year. Regards,Jerry
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Originally posted by Cruise Liner Fan
I hope that in the refit next month all mechanical and electrical systems aboard QM2 are checked and any repairs that are needed are done,isn't that is what refits are really for?.It is also kind of curious to consider that after nearly 3 years of service there have been no mechanical or electrical problems reported aboard Queen Victoria and the same with the Queen Elizabeth,though the Queen Elizabeth has been in service for only a year. Regards,Jerry
I was on the QE last Spring when she lost lost all power for about half an hour.No big deal.
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Originally posted by Cruise Liner Fan
...after nearly 3 years of service there have been no mechanical or electrical problems reported aboard Queen Victoria and the same with the Queen Elizabeth,though the Queen Elizabeth has been in service for only a year...
They are newer ships and don't routinely have the mechanical stress of churing through the north Atlantic.

We encountered something slimilar on the way out of New York on the Sept 5th TA. In that case only the engines stopped and we were again underway in about 10 minutes.

One of my table mates remembers an episode on the QE2 where the entire ship went dead. (It was in the wee hours when most passengers were sleeping.) After a half hour the power systems gradually went on line again. Later he asked one of the engineering crew members what had happened. "Somebody did something stupid." Many power systems are made to shut down if something overloads so that damage is minimized.