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Old July 12th, 2003, 09:02 PM
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Default Summit Damaged?

Has anyone heard any particulars about the damage to the Summit in Alaska?



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Old July 12th, 2003, 09:10 PM
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There's a post on another board saying that divers are working on the hull- that it hit something near Hubbard Glacier.
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Old July 14th, 2003, 09:01 PM
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The divers found a 140 foot crease (not structurally material) and a 10 foot hole over a ballast tank... the hole was successfully repaired and inspected by the coast guard as being good to go until her next drydock which is 2 years away. People cruising this week will miss 2 ports, and got $300 shipboard credits as well as an open bar while the repairs were being done. There's also a report of getting a 50% off future cruise credit.
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Old July 15th, 2003, 06:25 PM
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Is this common for that area? We are goiing on this ship to Carib--hope it was not operator error!
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Old July 15th, 2003, 09:35 PM
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Check out the story on the CC home page. Click on the headline and the article will pop up. I hope this doesn't impact our sailing 8/8 as part of our cruise/tour.

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Old July 16th, 2003, 12:17 AM
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Summit and the boo-boo

July 15, 2003

Rock Slices Celebrity Summit
Celebrity Summit experienced a bit of excitement last week when, while sailing in Yakutat Bay after a visit to Hubbard Glacier, it made contact with a rock on the water bottom. The ship at that point was under the control of an Alaska state pilot, and, according to Celebrity spokesman Michael Sheehan, the impact did not cause much of a stir. “Officers on the bridge noticed but that was about it.”

In fact, Summit continued on and arrived, on schedule, the next day at Valdez, its scheduled port-of-call. At that point, Celebrity, consulting with the U.S. Coast Guard and Lloyd’s Classification Society, sent divers down to investigate the damage. Hampered by murky water, they were able to make out minor damage to one blade of a starboard propeller. Summit was given permission to sail on to Seward, the final port on its schedule. While enroute, officers monitoring tanks noticed that a ballast was showing high water levels, so when Summit arrived in Seward, additional divers were sent down and this time found a slice in that tank that measured ten feet by five inches.

Passengers – most of whom were unaware that any kind of problem existed – debarked as normal, and Summit embarked its next round of travelers. When it was determined that the ship needed to stay put for repairs – ultimately it departed on Sunday rather than Friday as scheduled – cruisers were offered $300 per cabin credits and got to spend an extra day in Seward.

The ship set off again Sunday night, with its first call – ironically – coming at Hubbard Glacier. This time, Summit departed without incident and has continued on with a slightly-abbreviated itinerary – skipping Juneau and Skagway but still calling at Ketchikan.

Passengers on that journey also have been offered certificates worth 50 percent off their next Celebrity cruise.

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Old July 16th, 2003, 05:41 AM
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Steve, Thank you for such a detailed report.

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Old July 17th, 2003, 08:06 PM
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The ship at that point was under the control of an Alaska state pilot,...

Just by way of clarification, the Master remains responsible for the safe navigation of the vessel even when pilots are aboard. Legally, the role of the pilots is strictly advisory.

There are only two circumstances in which the Master ceases to be responsible for the safe navigation of a vessel.

>> 1. When a vessel transits the Panama Canal, the Panama Canal Authority assumes responsibility during the transit. During this time, a pilot from the Panama Canal Authority is in charge of the vessel's navigation.

>> 2. During drydocking, the Drydocking Officer assumes responsibility when the vessel breaks the plane of the drydock caisson on entering and remains responsible until the vessel clears the plane of the drydock caisson on exiting. During this time, the Drydocking Officer is in charge of the vessel's navigation.

At all other times, the Master is in charge -- even if a local pilot is aboard.

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Old July 18th, 2003, 01:40 PM
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Thank you Norm!!

I hope this finds you well.

I come to these boards a couple of times a week. I do NOT come for the petty griping that people do about the "best" way to cruise. I DO come for, IMHO, jewels of information like the one above. Some may have no interest in that type of info but i think a lot of us like to "be in the know" on such matters.

Thanks again!

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