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Old April 8th, 2008, 11:19 AM
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I heard a Brightstar announcement on the Conquest when we were on a couple of weeks ago. I thought this was a man overboard code. Guess not.
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According to this post: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=56933 it is a medical emergency.
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I heard a Brightstar announcement on the Conquest when we were on a couple of weeks ago. I thought this was a man overboard code. Guess not.

On our last cruise they thought there was someone over board and the call was Bravo,Bravo,Bravo. Brightstar has always been for medical as already stated.
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According to this post: http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?t=56933 it is a medical emergency.
Oh...thank you. I actually remembering them stating a location on the ship, but I can't recall where. I didn't hear anything about a medical emergency, which you usually do hear about if it happens.
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This is interesting information. Does anyone know anyother codes that are used on the ships. This would be good information to know.
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and I think there are different ones depending on the seriousness of the medical emergency as well. We had one on our cruise but I thought it was different. we were in the library siging the log book when it happened and we asked the guy in the library. he didn't seem concerned and told us it was a minor medical injury, it was deck 0 so it had to have been a crew member. I told him that if he wasn't running anywhere, then we weren't worried.
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We heard the same "operation brightstar" on the Pride last week and found out from a porter in Long Beach when we got home that the woman had passed away on the ship. Very sad.
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I told him that if he wasn't running anywhere, then we weren't worried.

Reminds me of that t-shirt that says "I am a bomb technician. If you see me running try to keep up."
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Reminds me of that t-shirt that says "I am a bomb technician. If you see me running try to keep up."
I like that.
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Brightstar is a security alert call, it summons security ASAP, they usually say what cabin or location with it. for example, "Brightstar cabin 2233" It just means that Security is needed at that location ASAP.



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This is interesting information. Does anyone know anyother codes that are used on the ships. This would be good information to know.

Get your a$$ off !! lol. This is what we hear around 10:30 am debarkation morning, while we are lingering in some lido cafe sipping coffee dreading leaving our cruise.
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As a sidebar, MV Bright Field was a freighter that rammed into part of the New Orleans dock area, taking out a number of shops and hotel rooms and I think dangerously close to taking out a HAL cruise ship.

Bright Field was later renamed Bright Star. It has since been renamed to Bright City.

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I heard an announcement like that which referenced the casino. I went by to see what was going on and there was a woman passed out on the floor. I don't think it was Brightstar that was called, but I don't remember exactly what it was.
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Reminds me of that t-shirt that says "I am a bomb technician. If you see me running try to keep up."
LOL this reminds me ... years ago we used to live in a neighborhood near a nuclear power plant. Many of our neighbors worked at said power plant. I used to joke around and tell them "You'd better let me know when you're going on vacation, cause if I pull in and see you puttin' S*** in your trunk, I'll be right behind you"
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LOL this reminds me ... years ago we used to live in a neighborhood near a nuclear power plant. Many of our neighbors worked at said power plant. I used to joke around and tell them "You'd better let me know when you're going on vacation, cause if I pull in and see you puttin' S*** in your trunk, I'll be right behind you"
I was installing a phone system for a company in a Chicago suburb that did a lot of work in Nuclear medicine. So much so, that there was a "cyclotron" on site. I remember on a smoke break asking one of the cyclotron technicians how much time we would have to run, if something went 'horribly horribly wrong'?

His response was, "You wouldn't have enough time to even notice".

I imagine it would be the same thing at your power plant. You wouldn't see them packing... It would be a very quiet flash....
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On our last cruise we heard "Operation Brightstar Cabin XXXX" ..being natually nosey I went down the steps to find orange tape and a security guy standing in the hall. Then I talked to a guy near the brightstarred cabin who told me that a elderly man had died in his sleep.
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I was installing a phone system for a company in a Chicago suburb that did a lot of work in Nuclear medicine. So much so, that there was a "cyclotron" on site. I remember on a smoke break asking one of the cyclotron technicians how much time we would have to run, if something went 'horribly horribly wrong'?

His response was, "You wouldn't have enough time to even notice".

I imagine it would be the same thing at your power plant. You wouldn't see them packing... It would be a very quiet flash....
That may be true, but we have very elaborate "Escape" routes etc. that are published yearly, plans for what happens if kids are in schools, etc. I figure if I need to evacuate, it's too late - I'll just kick back and relax (as much as possible given the proposed situation ). Though my friends who worked there all said that there were so many stages before a meltdown could occur that it is very conceivable to be able to get out of the five mile 'fallout' radius (I'm guessing they forgot that there's only one or two major highways/roads out of this area
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This is interesting information. Does anyone know anyother codes that are used on the ships. This would be good information to know.
If they wanted you to know they would tell you.
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Hmmm...it kinda makes sense that it means a death...they are now a bright star in the sky!
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