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  1. These images were captured from these cameras. https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/veneto/venezia/riva-schiavoni.html https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/veneto/venezia/san-giorgio.html It is worth noting that cruise ships are now being escorted by two tugs in front plus the usual one behind. They now use three tugs to get ships in and out of Venice.
  2. Just out of pure luck caught MSC Opera sailing out of Venice. Likely departed at 10:30 PM local time.
  3. I have stayed in hotels in Italy and Spain. Most electronic devices today can be used with just a plug adapter as long as their power supply states they work with 120/240 VAC and 50/60 Hz. This is only for electronic devices such as cell phones, laptop computers, tablets, battery chargers, cameras and so on. Anything that has a motor will not work properly because it is not just the voltage but also the frequency., A voltage converter is pretty much useless these days because it does not convert frequency. It reduces voltage but its output is still 50 Hz. So anything with a motor such as a hairdrier or shaver will run at a slower speed if put in the adapter. A hairdrier is also a high current devices and will likely blow the fuse of the voltage adapter before you will notice it runs slower. Ships electrical systems may also pose a problem with frequency. All ships I have been on offer both US and European plugs with the correct voltage but they were all 60 Hz, same as the ship's own electric system. I think that the outlets were labeled as such. Since ships are built in different countries, this may ba different depending on the cruise line.
  4. I just copied the link from the browser address bar and pasted into my post. Did not do anything special.
  5. Another picture by the same person shows what appear like the crane was removed. The poster appears to be a Freeport harbor pilot.
  6. Marine Traffic's forecast route does not show Oasis doing any stop in any of the NE Caribbean islands. It will sail right between Culebra, PR and St. Thomas, continue SE to Montserrat and then turn around St. John's NE towards Spain. Looks to me they want to keep near land for as long as possible. San Juan is the next port in the route that could provide some services even if there is no dry dock that can hold this ship.
  7. You confused "viajó" which is second and third person perfect past tense with "viajaba" which is imperfect past tense. Don't think too much about it. Spanish verb conjugations are the hardest part of the language and even us native speakers some times have hard time with them too. 😉
  8. The Google translation is not that bad. I looked at it after I did my translation and they are very similar.
  9. I am a native Spanish speaker and this is my translation. If took the freedom to simplify some of the wording for the sake of brevity. The cruise ship Oasis of the Seas from Royal Caribbean, will dry-dock in Navantia Cádiz to be repaired after having an accident while getting repairs on a floating dock. Its arrival is scheduled for the 18th this month and a team of Navantia workers and auxiliary industry will depart this Friday to Bahamas to assess damages and do the trip onboard the ship. According to what company workers indicated to Europa Press, the cruise ship was on a floating dock in Bahamas doing repairs to one of the Azipods (my translation from "hélices de maniobra"). During the repair works, the dock buckled and caused damages to the ship after a crane fell on top of it. The company has confirmed to Navantia that the ship will go to Cádiz to be repaired. However, previously a team of Navantia workers and auxiliary industry would go to Bahamas to assess the damages on the ship and do the trip to Cádiz. Cruise ship Oasis of the Seas from Royal Caribbean was scheduled to dry-dock in Cádiz on September for renovations. Now due to this incident, it will be two times that the big cruise ship, one of the largest in the world, will be at the Cádiz shipyard.
  10. Hello all. I have been following this thread since there is more information here (or easier to find) than in other places. The evacuation video brings to me a big issue that nobody has mentioned. Did anyone notice that they had to walk under the fallen crane on the port side of the floating dock to evacuate to dry land? What if that section of the boom had broken off and fallen into that area blocking access? Was there a different evacuation route they could use?
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