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Old January 27th, 2005, 12:54 PM
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Old January 27th, 2005, 06:08 PM
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Yikes! A friend of mine's daughter has been working toward doing a semester at sea.....I naturally had to ask how many formal nights?
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Old January 28th, 2005, 08:09 AM
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The ships picture looks like a former Greek vessel. Anyone know what ship this used to be?
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Old January 29th, 2005, 12:32 AM
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Olympia Explorer. Here is the report from Maritime Matters:

Monster Wave Strikes School Ship
January 27: MV EXPLORER (ex OLYMPIC EXPLORER, OLYMPIA EXPLORER) was struck by a fifty foot wave while sailing 650 miles south of the Aleutian Islands and about 1,600 miles from Honolulu. The wave smashed through the bridge windows of the 591-foot ship around 2:30pm January 26. The salt water poured over electrical instruments and disabled all four engines. One engine was brought back online about an hour later and still later, a second, giving about 10 knots.

Sailing for the "Semester at Sea" program, the 100-day voyage began January 18 in Vancouver, British Columbia, with 990 people aboard sailing to Japan. There are 681 students, 113 faculty and staff and 196 crew members on the EXPLORER. The 378-foot Coast Guard cutter JARVIS was sent from Dutch Harbor, Alaska but will take two days to reach the ship. Two Coast Guard HC-130s from Kodiak and another from Hawaii are on their way, as well. The Coast Guard plan to have the planes take turns watching for any developments and have coordinated with four merchant vessels to rendezvous with the ship. It was reported there were injuries on the bridge, with no reports of anyone critically hurt but few details were available. The ship may head toward Midway Island, a distance of some 800 miles. The weather was described as poor, with gusts up to 50-mph. The EXPLORER has maintained regular communication with the Coast Guard. A medical staff of two doctors and two nurses is on board.


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