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Old February 2nd, 2010, 09:32 AM
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Default Ecstasy has an accident? SAY IT AIN'T SO!

We are leaving on the Ecstasy in 8 days... a member of our roll call just posted the she heard it was in 'a wreck'.

Any news of a mishap on yesterday's voyage? I know they were late headin out and had trouble getting turned around... please tell me nothing else happened!
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We are leaving on the Ecstasy in 8 days... a member of our roll call just posted the she heard it was in 'a wreck'.

Any news of a mishap on yesterday's voyage? I know they were late headin out and had trouble getting turned around... please tell me nothing else happened!

From what I read, it hit the gangway when turning around in the harbor. The gangway will be out of commission for a bit.

http://galvestondailynews.com/story....b2f9001776211c

btw, we are leaving Saturday.
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Seriously? What the heck is going on?

Perhaps Carnival should consider sobriety tests for their captains?
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Wow, it's crazy how many "mishaps" there have been lately. Isn't like they have icy road to contend with
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The one thing I found interesting is the last few paragraphs talking about how things are still tense about the pay hold out suit.

Wonder if this is them getting there money from Carnival 1 crash at a time..


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I do hope this mishap is what the poster was referring to. I cannot handle finding out my cruise has been delayed, cancelled, or otherwise effected! lol
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Sounds like drug testing is in order...Way too many accidents.
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Sounds like drug testing is in order...Way too many accidents.

Sounds like they need breathalyzer locks on the bridge door.
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Saw on the local news that everything is fine. Cruisers will be using the "crew" gangway until the other gangway is fixed.

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From what I read, it hit the gangway when turning around in the harbor. The gangway will be out of commission for a bit.

http://galvestondailynews.com/story....b2f9001776211c

btw, we are leaving Saturday.
That wasnt the last cruise, that was on my cruise, where it was a total mess debarking... changed at last minute.

If thats all it is OP, they know about it and can plan to debark and disembark on deck 3 and np.
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I thought the Pilot was responsible for taking the ship in and out of port....
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I thought the Pilot was responsible for taking the ship in and out of port....
The pilot merely gives instructions. The actual handling of the ship is done by the ship's helmsman.
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I was watching the webcam when it backed into the pier. It just kept backing up, then as it bumped you could see the smoke come out of the smoke stack as he gunned it forward. I captured a screen shot but can't post it.
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I was watching the webcam when it backed into the pier. It just kept backing up, then as it bumped you could see the smoke come out of the smoke stack as he gunned it forward. I captured a screen shot but can't post it.
Might be the reason the ship has pulled in with rear facing webcam on the last couple sailing. When I returned on 1-18 we sailed past terminal and turned around before we pulled back up to the terminal
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As much as I would like to make fun of the captain, isn't it the harbor master that actually docks the ship at a port?
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They "kissed" the gangway turning around in front of the terminal the cruise before last. Rather than turning around in front of the terminal on Monday, they sailed up the harbor a little and turned around in the wider basin as the Voyager does every week at departure. No big deal, the ship is fine and you'll board on deck 3 until the gangway is fixed.
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We are leaving on the Ecstasy in 8 days... a member of our roll call just posted the she heard it was in 'a wreck'.

Any news of a mishap on yesterday's voyage? I know they were late headin out and had trouble getting turned around... please tell me nothing else happened!

ANOTHER Carnival accident? That is 5 in 6 months....what the hell is going on?
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They say these things happen in 3's, maybe it should be multiples of 3, like 6's, 9's, etc
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As much as I would like to make fun of the captain, isn't it the harbor master that actually docks the ship at a port?
The Master is always in full control of the vessel during docking and departure. The pilot is there to advise the bridge officers on weather, currents, tides, traffic, etc.

The only place that I'm aware of that the Master must turn over full navigational control of the ship is in the Panama Canal.

From the article-

"Capt. Wally Hogan, president of the association, said pilots performed their duties and were not responsible for the accident.

Ecstasy’s captain was in control of the vessel, Hogan said."
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