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Old November 7th, 2006, 05:23 PM
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Do y'all remember the fire on that cruise ship back in March? well i just received an email that had updates about it...seemed interesting lol


"Earlier this year, I reported on the fire that broke out aboard the Star Princess on March 23, as the ship was en route to Montego Bay, Jamaica. I promised to update you when the investigation into the cause of the fire was complete. The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch has just finished their investigation.

According to the MAIB report, the blaze was most likely started by a discarded cigarette that smoldered on a cabin balcony before erupting into flames. Investigators said the fire spread in a matter of minutes to adjacent balconies and eventually spread to other decks, shattered balcony windows and entered staterooms. Inside the staterooms, the fire was suppressed by fire-smothering systems, but it continued to spread from balcony to balcony until it was brought under control approximately 1 ½ hours later.

By the time the fire was contained, it had spread to five decks, destroying 79 staterooms. An additional 204 staterooms sustained fire, smoke and/or water damage. One passenger died as a result of smoke inhalation, and thirteen others were treated for the effects of the smoke. The ship was out of service for about two months for repairs.

"Large-scale construction of balconies on cruise ships is a relatively recent development, and the fire pointed out a lack of maritime safety regulations in that area. Since the fire, the International Marine Organization (IMO) has proposed new rules that would require balcony dividers to be non-combustible and restrict the use of combustible materials on balconies. The new regulations are expected to be adopted in a meeting next month.

Meanwhile, Princess immediately instituted 24-hour balcony monitoring, housekeeping removal of combustible materials from balconies and additional training in fire fighting for its crews, among other changes. Carnival Corp., parent company to Princess Cruises, is installing non-combustible balcony dividers on all 26,400 balconies of its 81 vessels, and the work is expected to be finished by the end of this year."


ahh scary i would hate to be on a ship on fire!

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Old December 23rd, 2006, 11:26 AM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfiFtheA0BU&eurl=

VIDEO FROM THE STAR PRINCESS FIRE!!
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it would be soo scary to be on it!!

when i was on the crown princess on my deck there were like 3 rooms which had small fires in them, it was some electrical thing, but sparks were flying all over and you saw it! i have a picture of all the furniture out of the rooms!! and then the water pouring down the elevator, and getting soaking wet! the first thing came to my mind are we tipping! gah i was so freaken wet when i got out of it...other than that we had a pretty safe trip!!
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that ship was parked right next to us in cozumel it looks alot better
u cant even tell there was a fire now
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yikes. thats really scaryyy!
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yeah i saw that video!!! omggg that would be so freaking scary to be on it then!!!! thank god nothing like that has ever happened to me while on a cruise!

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Did anyone like die or anything??
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One person did, from a heart attack.

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yeah but wasn't it the man that started the fire?
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Old December 23rd, 2006, 10:17 PM
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omg nvm about nothing exciting happening on my cruises!!!!

my last one..this old man became ill and got helicoptered off the ship!!! that was pretty cool cuz they landed the copter on the front of the ship!! at like midnight and i think that was the night that the most people were awake (the ship had mostly old people on it...no wonder theyre almost dying!). thats about it for my excitingness...nothing cool like a rogue wave though


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in 2005 on voyager of the seas..when we were in labadee, these 2 ladies where on jet skis and they collided. and we were tendered so, one was seriously injured they rushed her back to the ship but she didn't make it she died..and we had a dead body on our ship, when we got to jamacia the dead lady was flown back to the us, and the other injured one was put into a hospital...but i basically asked the stupidest question to my "cruise crush", he told me about it, and he said they put the dead body in the freezer, and i said, ewww they have a dead body in with our food, and he started laughing at me..and was like its a different freezer, and i said sorrry im not that smart, i didnt know they put dead bodies in special freezers and he told me dont worry i still like you!!


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Old December 24th, 2006, 01:26 AM
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awww thats so cute!!

yeah cruises have to have like morgues on them just incase people die. like all the old people that cruise haha (or freak accidents?)

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i didn't know they had them i was really surprised..haha
but im glad he still likes me!! that reminds me i should call him!
i haven't talked to him in foreverrrrrr
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haha nothing that exciting has ever happend on a cruise that ive been on.. although on the cruise i just got off my friend went to get in the sauna and acidently set off the fire alarm so funny
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ahh on my zuiderdam cruise a kid set off the kid alarm too! it was the last night and he was trying to use a crew phone to call his room and let his mom know he was going to stay out later..but it wasnt working and he got made at it and started slamming it and the alarm went off! we all ran haha

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haha thats funny. and what joe said was really sad. none of my cruises have ever been too interesting.
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Old December 24th, 2006, 03:36 PM
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Bri....wait until the Millennium!!! omgg its gonna be amazing! so interesting youre gonna have stories to tell for a lifetime!

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joe..
about the cubans..were they workers? or wait im confused why you would have to pick them up..and why were they in a raft? haa
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ahh ive like never had anything bad happen on our cruise! except on the millenium one of the engines broke. but stupid me didnt no theres like 10 engines and thought we were gonna sink!
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