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MAIB SAFETY BULLETIN 4/2010
Catastrophic failure of a capacitor and explosion in an 11kV harmonic filter on board the passenger cruise vessel RMS Queen Mary 2
It happened in September 2010
I would think that the fault has been repaired, wouldn't you?
I would think that the fault has been repaired, wouldn't you?I do understand that the damaged capacitor has been replaced or repaired. However the article implied that several of the others could be in poor condition. The same problem could happen again.
I'm currently on board QM2. Happily, I've not noticed any problems with the ship. -Salacia
We were on the September 3rd sailing when the power went out in Quebec. After the outage, the planetarium didn't work for the remainder of our cruise. Our son will be sailing on the QM2 on January 3rd. Is everything working properly, including the Planetarium?I'm not a fan of the planetarium but some of my tablemates visited it on my November Transatlantic and were very impressed. On the November 10-16 voyage they also inagurated live Planetarium shows.
Interesting reading.I don't know if she does actually carry mail, but Cunard did some kind of deal with the Royal Mail so she can be called RMS.
OT: Why do they call her RMS Queen Mary 2?
Does she indeed carry the Royal Mail??
I don't know if she does actually carry mail...so if she does, we now know where all those lost letters go.
It may not be the best reason for the RMS designation, but there is a Royal Mail pillar box on board. At the naming ceremony, Cunard's president Pamela Conover mentioned in her address that the ship has been designated a Royal Mail Ship. The Royal Mail pennant has flown from the mast on our two crossings.+++++