Do you know what happened to the Maasdam?

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#41
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I just saw a post on my Facebook page with a photo of the Maasdam with a huge plate on the bow...I wondered what it was! Then came here and found out!
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#42
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No Engineer here. Any speculation how long the ship could sail with this temporary plating fix before having to be taken out of service for repairs?
#43
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Originally posted by innlady1
I just saw a post on my Facebook page with a photo of the Maasdam with a huge plate on the bow...I wondered what it was! Then came here and found out!
Sheila, I looked on the Facebook page and didn't see anything. Where did you see it?
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#44
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Originally posted by Krazy Kruizers
I certainly will not!!

Congratulations on getting to 11,000 posts.
I can't get above a hundred. I get close, I think I'm over, and then all my posts are redacted. Back down to about 80.
#45
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Originally posted by SusanSmithJr
I can't get above a hundred. I get close, I think I'm over, and then all my posts are redacted. Back down to about 80.
i've wondered if the post count decreases when the post gets deleted. now i know. i should be well over 10,000
#46
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Originally posted by CtheW0rld
i've wondered if the post count decreases when the post gets deleted. now i know. i should be well over 10,000
I'm pretty sure it does.
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Originally posted by CtheW0rld
i've wondered if the post count decreases when the post gets deleted. now i know. i should be well over 10,000
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I'm pretty sure it does.
Yes.
#48
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We are in Quebec on a land vacation and were suprised to see the Massdam in port this morning. We watched the repair. TheY were welding and painting at rapid rate. It was a thirty foot section right behind the name on the bow that was damaged. A passenger said the hit the dock in Montreal. The ship did leave at 3:30 looking good as new.
#49
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Despite the incidents that took place on the Maasdam, I wish all passengers a pleasant stay in Quebec. It's not very hot today but you will be the first to enjoy autumn colors (foliage turn red actually!).
Welcome to Quebec city !

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Holacanada, thanks for your local information. Regarding seeing red foliage already, is this early for the season or about average? We will be there in 26 days. What should we expect to see in early Oct?
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Our local forecasters in Boston are saying peak colors will be 'about average dates' this year. Montreal and Quebec City will likely be past peak 26 days from now though maybe some color still visible. As you go south, you will see more color with Boston area maybe flirting with peak the last third of the month in October.

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Originally posted by jmps
We are in Quebec on a land vacation and were suprised to see the Massdam in port this morning. We watched the repair. TheY were welding and painting at rapid rate. It was a thirty foot section right behind the name on the bow that was damaged. A passenger said the hit the dock in Montreal. The ship did leave at 3:30 looking good as new.
Thank you for the update.

Just glad that no one was injured.
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#52
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Originally posted by mamaofami
Sheila, I looked on the Facebook page and didn't see anything. Where did you see it?
Someone posted it to a FB friend...perhaps not one of your FB friends so you wouldn't see it.
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#53
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Originally posted by innlady1
Someone posted it to a FB friend...perhaps not one of your FB friends so you wouldn't see it.
Are you able to copy it from FB and post the picture here? I have googled and "bing"ed. and cannot find any stories on the accident.
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#54
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Originally posted by innlady1
Someone posted it to a FB friend...perhaps not one of your FB friends so you wouldn't see it.
Nah, she's a friend also, however that pic has been taken down
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#56
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Originally posted by QuebecCityLocal
Someone uploaded this pic to a weather site.




Great picture!!

Thank you for sharing.

Gives us a better idea of the amount of damage down to the ship.
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#57
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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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#59
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This photo of the crew making repairs reminds of something I forget too often.
When we think 'crew', many of us primarily think of the steward who makes our bed, the steward who serves our dinner, the bartender or steward or serves our drinks, security crew on the gangway and those handsome officers walking around in their starched white formal jackets.

We forget about the sailors who paint the ship, drive the tenders, process the trash, the upholsterers, clean the engine and even weld steel sheets to the hull when there is damage to the ship.

I like to be reminded of the 'WHOLE CREW' and not just those we personally interact with.

JMO....
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Originally posted by sail7seas
This photo of the crew making repairs reminds of something I forget too often.
When we think 'crew', many of us primarily think of the steward who makes our bed, the steward who serves our dinner, the bartender or steward or serves our drinks, security crew on the gangway and those handsome officers walking around in their starched white formal jackets.

We forget about the sailors who paint the ship, drive the tenders, process the trash, the upholsterers, clean the engine and even weld steel sheets to the hull when there is damage to the ship.

I like to be reminded of the 'WHOLE CREW' and not just those we personally interact with.

JMO....
well said