Posted September 11th, 2012, 09:16 AM
Last edited by holacanada; September 11th, 2012 at 09:23 AM Reason: translations corrections
Hello Fellow cruisers,
No longer able to know that the Maasdam was being repaired in the port of Quebec, I did not hesitate to jump on the first bus came to realize live on the extent of damage. Here's what I gathered from some passengers.
First, that the ship was damaged in the Port of Mtl while strong winds and currents have moved strongly on the docks. This has resulted in a hole in the hull right front. The shock hit mainly 3 cabins and water could rush there in the open sea (high seas). - At the height of the first bridge built for PAX, I think it is the Promenade Deck.
I saw with my own eyes a team of mechanics place a large piece of metal on the Hull on thé afternoon. This is a temporary of course. Maasdam require good repair. I know nothing about cruises scheduled thereafter.
It could be that the Maasdam Quebec remains today (Tuesday, September 11) as another problem ad in the East with Hurricane Leslie.
Misfortune When you tell me ... Although some passengers kept telling me that Quebec is a beautiful city, a nice place to stay "stuck" at unexpected.
Personally it has happened to me ... While in Venice ..! (Another great place to be stick isn' it) The Niew Amsterdam at Thatcher Time on l'y had 3 weeks as a cruise ship ofand we waited a piece (it should not be a bolt) for radio navigation, radar Supp. in fact. So 2 more days, 2 feet in the water on St. Mark's Square (the water level was particularly high).
During my first Atlantic crossing, we made a stop as helicopter bring us a mecanical part off Florida. These maneuvers always spectacular ..!
That is why I often go on a cruise alone because I hate to scare my friend (s)!
Havé à good Day !
Holacanada be on the Westerdam in 87 days, 18 hours and 31 minutes.
PS: I might post some pictures when I get back from work, my students wait ...!
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