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Old March 13th, 2013, 12:55 PM
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Default Ventura has broken down and is just drifting....

Just seen a post on f/b from someone aboard Ventura, he has said they are broken down and just drifting!
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Old March 13th, 2013, 01:13 PM
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Thought Ventura was in Hamburg for the refit about now!
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Old March 13th, 2013, 01:24 PM
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Well im hoping it isnt a joke but the person on board has just said they are now moving again but have been given no explanation
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Old March 13th, 2013, 01:30 PM
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Thought Ventura was in Hamburg for the refit about now!
According to P and O ship's tracker she's in the Atlantic, East of the caribbean
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Old March 13th, 2013, 01:51 PM
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She sails for refit on the 22nd March.
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P&O have commented on the P&O facebook page;


Hi Matthew. We are currently working with the manufacturers and shore support to identify and rectify an issue with the starboard propulsion motor on Ventura. We can assure everyone that power and services on the ship are unaffected. We’ll keep everyone updated with any further developments.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 02:40 PM
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Any more information on this would be appreciated. I have family on that sailing and can t get hold of them. Many thanks
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Old March 13th, 2013, 05:10 PM
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Thought Ventura was in Hamburg for the refit about now!
We disembarked her in Barbados and she is doing her T/A back to Southampton ready for her refit.
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Old March 13th, 2013, 06:53 PM
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Latest news on ventura :

looks like still having problems, the person on board has now said that as they were floating around so long and now cant seem to get over 18kts they now cant go to Madeira but will be diverting to Ponta delgada.
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Reading between the lines, if the starboard motor is not working, this means only one propeller instead of two, hence the slower speed. All the diesel generators should be working so there should be plenty of power on board, in fact less will be required as they are only driving one propeller.

Ponta Delgada is a shorter route back to Southampton. The P&O tracking chart shows speed of 15knots. Ventura is due back in Southampton on 22 March. They may struggle to meet that but will probably make the Ponta Delgada visit a half day or miss it all together.

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Good job she is going into dry dock when they get back. At least it happened now and not after the refit.
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