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#1
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At this point I think we are about 600 miles off Bermuda. Sea is fairly calm.
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Oh dear. I hope they find missing person.

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Oh no!
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#4
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Now another announcement. All crew was asked to report to emergency stations "for exercise" purposes only, due to a "simulated" emergency: a fire in the crew galley on deck A, zone four. This announcement was made first outside the staterooms, and then inside the staterooms themselves following the emergency tone. Seems like a strange time to do simulated emergency exercises.
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Originally posted by ah030
Now another announcement. All crew was asked to report to emergency stations "for exercise" purposes only, due to a "simulated" emergency: a fire in the crew galley on deck A, zone four. This announcement was made first outside the staterooms, and then inside the staterooms themselves following the emergency tone. Seems like a strange time to do simulated emergency exercises.
Could we hope for the 'man overboard' is a simulated exercise as well? I sincerely hope so. It is SO difficult to find a person in the sea.
#7
uk
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Originally posted by ah030
I hope so too.

If the MOB is a drill it they are usually printed in the daily programme together with full emergency drills
#8
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Originally posted by ah030
Now another announcement. All crew was asked to report to emergency stations "for exercise" purposes only, due to a "simulated" emergency: a fire in the crew galley on deck A, zone four. This announcement was made first outside the staterooms, and then inside the staterooms themselves following the emergency tone. Seems like a strange time to do simulated emergency exercises.

emergencies at sea can happen at any time as do drills
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I would not expect a drill to commence during an actual emergency. If they're announcing a drill (particularly into staterooms) I would conclude that the emergency wasn't actual.
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These Safety drill simulations. surprise or are they already published?
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#11
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Originally posted by Underwatr
I would not expect a drill to commence during an actual emergency. If they're announcing a drill (particularly into staterooms) I would conclude that the emergency wasn't actual.
I would tend to agree with you. If the announcement of MOB was for real, normal protocol would be for the ship to turn around and return to the spot that it occurred to initiate a search.
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Originally posted by ah030
At this point I think we are about 600 miles off Bermuda. Sea is fairly calm.
can you confirm if the ship did one or more of these actions, do a Williamson turn( steer reverse course on recipical bearing, slow down, launch FRB, carry out a search pattern from search datum position (where person went OB) such as creeping line ahead, expanding square, ask passengers to go to upper deck as extra eyes. If casualty was seen immediately only some of these actions would have been required.

Can you advise asap of the outcome whether this was a drill or for real.
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Originally posted by Bell Boy
Ignore the OP's post ! This was drill, it was announced well in advance .
Thanks Bell Boy. I was just about to report the best I can tell from the somewhat sporadic positioning information available on marinetraffic is that it appears QE has been making a steady westerly course at about 18-19 knots since that initial report about 9 hours ago. Glad to hear all is well with regard to that MOB situation.

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Thanks for confirming, it's good to know that everything is OK.
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