Pilot Baot On Strike On St. Thomas!!!!!

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oh dammit.. they have 12 days to get this situation fixed.. I sail then..
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We Need more information then that...Where did you here this?
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That's a bummer unless you were already there and couldn't leave.
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There is also a new thread up about this .. so must be a problem. I had to think, nope, Im leaving thurs on a cruise out of Miami.
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Originally posted by Host Mach
Listening... apparently the situation has been resolved...


Yes it look so! I heard that the captin from the Emerald Priness is upset and mad at hell!
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Originally posted by Yes We Can
Yes it look so! I heard that the captin from the Emerald Priness is upset and mad at hell!

I just heard that the ships are still lined up as there are not enough pilots available.

Some kind of strike and some volunteers offered to pilot the ships in.

Can you provide information?
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Originally posted by Host Mach
I just heard that the ships are still lined up as there are not enough pilots available.

Some kind of strike and some volunteers offered to pilot the ships in.

Can you provide information?

I am looking out my window and the only ship that is coming in is the Oasis of the Seas. All the 4 others ships are just sitting in the harbour.
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Originally posted by Yes We Can
I am looking out my window and the only ship that is coming in is the Oasis of the Seas. All the 4 others ships are just sitting in the harbour.
I just called the folks at Cruise Critic and they're going to be making inquiries...

Thanks for the heads up.


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ok.. you guys keep us posted.. I hope this doesnt keep vessels from calling st. thomas. It would be bad for my cruise.. but way worse for the locals that count on revenue from cruisers.
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Originally posted by Traveler353
That sounds just a little scary.

They are volunteer pilots and dock workers who are not participating in the strike...
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Originally posted by Host Mach
They are volunteer pilots and dock workers who are not participating in the strike...
Mach, Just poking fun at the wording and font. So dramatic.
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While there are Rules and Regs about pilots etc... St Thomas is a port where the Captains should be able to get in and out on their own... Hope it gets fixed soon
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Originally posted by plyman69
While there are Rules and Regs about pilots etc... St Thomas is a port where the Captains should be able to get in and out on their own... Hope it gets fixed soon
I know you are right and the captains must have enough experience to do that.But isn't it obligatory to have a pilot to guide you into the harbor? it remember me on a RCI cruise when they asked the captain what does the pilot do exactly when he comes onboard and his answer was have a cup of coffee and some muffins!
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Norwegian Pearl 11/07 (Trond Kildal)
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Ruby Princess 11/08 (Inaugural)(Tony Yeomans)
Carnival Splendor 11/08 (Claudio Cupisti)
Independence OTS Nov 29 '08 (Teo Strazicic)
Liberty OTS Jan 31'09(Charles Teige)
Carnival Liberty Feb 07'09(Marco Nogara)
Eurodam Mar 07'09 (Jeroen van Donselaar)
Radiance OTS May 11'09 (Trym Selvag)
Mariner OTS Sept 06'09 (Per Kristoffersen)
Carnival Freedom Oct 4'09(Guiseppe Giusa)
Carnival Triumph Oct 10'09(Claudio Cupisti)
Navigator OTS Nov 9'09 (TA)(Erik Standal)
Carnival Dream Nov 23'09 (Carlo Queirolo)
Solstice Jan 17'10 (Demetrios Kafzetis)
Costa Fortuna Mar 14'10(Massimo Garbarino)
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Norwegian Dawn Nov 5'10 (Paul von Knorring)
Carnival Glory Sept24'11(Guiseppe Giusa)
Brilliance of the Seas May4 '12(H.Loft Sorensen)
Mariner of the Seas Nov2'12(F.Nilssen)
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Carnival Conquest Sept22'13(Antonino Samartano)
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