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  1. https://www.aibn.no/Marine/Undersokelser/19-262?waf_client=desktop Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  2. Then please do not cruise. Or at least stay on a river, where you won't have to worry about "stormy seas." But then you'd undoubtedly complain if low water levels necessitated a boat exchange by bus, so maybe just don't cruise. You give the clear impression that you would be that passenger complaining of every little imperfection and making everyone else's vacation less enjoyable. Sorry (to everyone else on CC) for venting. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  3. In reality, (based on the track that was available on Marine Traffic at the time, but is no longer available without a subscription) the ship had been sailing much closer to shore an hour or so before the loss of power. It is a scenic cruise after all. But as the ship was approaching the deteriorating weather, it moved much farther out to sea (around 4x, iirc) and slowed down, before turning back parallel to the shoreline. It had been sailing parallel to the shore for a bit when it lost power and began drifting in a straight line (downwind?) toward the shore. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  4. Hah! You book your flights 11 mo out, too! I thought I was the only one. Although in my case it has been to get the "saver" rate for redeeming miles, as it seemed the airline would only release 2 tix at that rate when booking opened 11 mo (330 days?) out. Meant I had to book each direction as a 1-way, and weeks apart. Fun stuff. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. Hypothesis disproved! (at least for the freighter). Thanks, SeaDog. I'm no marine engineer - just someone who appreciates the scientific process. [emoji16] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. (sorry for not excerpting, but most seemed relevant) This is actually a very interesting hypothesis. I suppose it's as valid a guess as any other for explaining the power failure. I know ships' electric systems are different than those found on land because they lack a connection to "earth ground". Space-borne electronics (also lacking earth ground) have to be "radiation hardened" to protect them from all of the same sort of radiation that causes auroras. We don't worry about it much at all on the ground, because most radiation is blocked by Earth's atmosphere. But a ship's floating-ground electric system...? I'm a computer engineer. I don't have an answer. Maybe Chengkp75? The freighter that lost power at the same time...? Would it also have a diesel-electric power system? If so, the causes could have been related. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. ... by Trolling Viking on Cruise Critic. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  8. All reports are that they ABSOLUTELY have been. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  9. I would. In a heartbeat. They're 27 and 33, so I can. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. And I consider it in very poor taste to be talking about the "inevitable" lawsuits, attorneys' investigators and the involvement of the US Coast Guard (?!) I'm sure there will be a *maritime* investigation, but believe it would be highly unlikely to result in anything criminal. And a civil suit in Norway - especially if waivers have been signed (or even if they weren't, but in consideration of everything Viking is apparently doing for the passengers involved) - seems far from a certainty. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  11. Likely involving a waiver, which I imagine the vast majority of passengers would be more than happy to accept. I haven't heard any accounts of passengers eager to sue. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. My apologies to attorneys everywhere (including my brother) [emoji6] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  13. Although, you do have to pay it much farther in advance [emoji849] Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
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