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Old December 3rd, 2010, 11:32 AM
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Default MAIB report into explosion on board QM2

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

http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources...le=/SB4-10.pdf
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 11:43 AM
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That could have had some horrible consequences, the Ship and the crew were fortunate.
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 11:50 AM
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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

http://www.maib.gov.uk/cms_resources...le=/SB4-10.pdf

Before we all get upset at this blog. Is this something that happened several months ago and all is well since?? I am having a problem reading the file on my computer.
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 11:52 AM
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It happened in September 2010
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 11:59 AM
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It happened in September 2010

She is still sailing - do we assume she has been repaired and all is well. Looking forward to our January cruise.
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 12:17 PM
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I would think that the fault has been repaired, wouldn't you?
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The following link is to the thread which was posted on here at the time about the power cut:

http://cruiseforums.cruisecritic.com...ighlight=power
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Thats really interesting to find out what happened.I was on that cruise( see previous post ) and remember well the loss of power and drifting silently off Barcelona. They had to get parts hence we remained in Barcelona until midnight.

Hopefully with the recomendations of the MAIB , similar events can be prevented from happening
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I would think that the fault has been repaired, wouldn't you?

You would think so, but maybe not, we had quite a few pewer cuts while on board during the whole of October, mostly in the buffet area, maybe this was all part of it
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Interesting reading.

OT: Why do they call her RMS Queen Mary 2?
Does she indeed carry the Royal Mail??
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I'm currently on board QM2. Happily, I've not noticed any problems with the ship. -Salacia
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Old December 3rd, 2010, 01:04 PM
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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.
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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?
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I'm currently on board QM2. Happily, I've not noticed any problems with the ship. -Salacia

So is my boss and her husband!
If you see a little Irish-American couple in Queen's Grille or stepping off the starboard glass elevator into the Commodore Room (He with a handlebar moustache) tell them "Hello"
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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.

Not a trace of power trouble on my voyage.

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Interesting reading.

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, but Cunard did some kind of deal with the Royal Mail so she can be called RMS.
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i dont think QM2 does carry any mail, although we do still have a good surface mail which is still in use, the QM2 was given the name RMS as a guesture to the Cunard history.

Unless any one know different
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2014 MSC Fastasia mar 3rd Med cruise
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I don't know if she does actually carry mail
...so if she does, we now know where all those lost letters go.
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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.
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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.
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Royal Mail came to Cunard to offer the RMS designation if Queen Mary 2 would carry one letter. The pillar box is a fine artifact but then many ships accept mail from passengers aboard. Royal Mail does not deliver sea mail to the ship at Southampton to carry over to New York.

RMS St. Helena is the only ship I know that regularly carries the post as the island she serves has no airport.
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