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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:10 AM
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Angry Pilot Baot On Strike On St. Thomas!!!!!

5 cruise ships held up in St. Thomas harbour!! Pilot Boat On Strike!!!!

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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:12 AM
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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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We Need more information then that...Where did you here this?
I am a local that live on St. Thomas.

Listen to our local talk show at www.wsta.com
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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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Listening... apparently the situation has been resolved...


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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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Old October 26th, 2010, 09:53 AM
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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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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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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...

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Old October 26th, 2010, 10:08 AM
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Pilot boat and dockmasters on strike. Volunteers are trying to pilot the ships in.
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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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Volunteers are trying to pilot the ships in.
That sounds just a little scary.
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That sounds just a little scary.

They are volunteer pilots and dock workers who are not participating in the strike...
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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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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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