Here's a picture of the damage to the STAR Princess.
Another sad day for the cruise industry.
Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this tragic time.
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NTSB is going down and IMHO Princess is in deep dodo. No matter what started the fire in ONE cabin for it to spread like that IMHO says that the ship was not up to SOLAS standards.If it was not up to SOLAS standards, the USCG would not allow them to operate out of US ports. So let's not start playing the blame game until we get an official report.
I don't know anything about SOLAS standards. However, I hope someone explains why properly operating sprinklers wouldn't confine a fire to the cabin where it started.My point was what FUELED that fire to do so much damage. I know back in the 80s the new builts were being made with very little real wood because of the fire haz that SOLAS had put into their standards to reduce their use on ships.
I'm NOT saying it is arson/terrorism, but I'm saying those two reasons would be more believable than being an accident caused by ONE lit cigaretteRight, while a couple posters want to attack smokers, I may point out to them the number of flame wars on a number of CC forums started by a poster say, "I am safe with MY iron and I am going to bring it on board no matter what anybody says."
It is easier to walk away from a hotel fire than swim away from a ship fire. That is a given.I wasn't comparing the dynamics of ship fire versus a hotel fire. My point was that it's not a "sad day for the cruise industry" as an earlier poster remarked. Only sad for those affected. Is anybody here gonna cancel their cruise because of this incident? Will there be massive cancellations industry wide? I doubt it.
Come on and get serious. Face the facts.
Trapped in either can certainly be deadly but once clear of the fire there is a big difference from a hotel fire than a ship fire.
Just out for the fun of it please tell me how many fire trucks rushed out to help put out the fire on the ship. Get the picture now.
My point was that it's not a "sad day for the cruise industry"It should be!
It should be!I agree, they should be saddened. But if you think the cruise industry is not callous read "Devils on the Deep Blue Sea" by Kristoffer A. Garin.
Any time that there is loss of life I am saddened. I don't think that the cruise industry is so callous that they aren't saddened by a passenger's death.