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(LA Times)   Crippled cruise ship Triumph finally docks in Mobile, Alabama. Upon realizing they were in Alabama, passengers demand to be put back out to sea   (latimes.com) divider line 115
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2013-02-15 02:30:35 PM
Getting a kick out of all the butthurt Alabamans in this thread.

/ why so defensive?
// it hurts because it's true?
 
2013-02-15 02:46:29 PM
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2013-02-15 03:04:02 PM

Akabander: Getting a kick out of all the butthurt Alabamans in this thread.

/ why so defensive?
// it hurts because it's true?


I live in New Orleans and Destin, FL. Not a 'butthurt Alabamans'. Ask me if I would have rather been down here on the Coast last week rather than up in Maryland. Do crab cakes make you crabby?

1/10 because I did bite on your troll.
 
2013-02-15 03:06:56 PM

sunlion: If I could sit on the deck, staring at the water with a drink and a J in the air, I'd take a cruise 4 times a year.

I suspect that the marijuana cruises out of Washington will one day be quite enjoyable.  They don't have any such thing yet though.  I checked.


I'm holding out for the Colorado Cruises
 
2013-02-15 03:54:26 PM

WorkingInParadise: Every cruise ship has lifeboats. Why weren't they deployed? I don't understand the decision to NOT evacuate the ship.


What would that have solved?  Rather than e adrift in a cruise ship with food, water, and shelter you want to drop all the passengers in lifeboats and set them adrift, still with no bathroom facilties, limited food & water, risk of exposure to the sun, elements and weather.
 
2013-02-15 03:57:57 PM

sunlion: I suspect that the marijuana cruises out of Washington will one day be quite enjoyable. They don't have any such thing yet though. I checked.


The Coast Guard would be lying in wait for them if they tried it now.
 
2013-02-15 04:40:31 PM

ExcedrinHeadache: vpb: WorkingInParadise: Every cruise ship has lifeboats. Why weren't they deployed? I don't understand the decision to NOT evacuate the ship.

Maybe because it wasn't sinking and it's much safer to stay on-board than to be drifting in a lifeboat in the gulf?

Fair enough. Then how come it took them five days to get tugs out to a ship that was on a trip that was only four days, round trip? Giving them one day to sail out and one day to tug them back, that's three days of what?


"One day to tug them back"

No no, tugs got to the ship on Tuesday.  When you're towing a ship, it's a low process.  You're only going to be going 8 knots at the max, especially with something so big in the open ocean.  Going faster is too much of a risk.
 
2013-02-15 06:00:03 PM
That headline would have been apt/funny if you'd just said Alabama. Mobile's the only part of Alabama that's actually livable and not filled with redneck assholes.
 
2013-02-15 06:44:20 PM

mbillips: That headline would have been apt/funny if you'd just said Alabama. Mobile's the only part of Alabama that's actually livable and not filled with redneck assholes.


Huntsville, Muscle Shoals

Their was an insurrection in the North of Alabama because they did not want to fight the Union on behalf of the capitalists.
 
2013-02-15 09:09:38 PM
They should've at least stopped for the throwed rolls on their way to New Orleans.
 
2013-02-15 09:25:19 PM

SCUBA_Archer: They should've at least stopped for the throwed rolls on their way to New Orleans.


Throwed rolls are at Lambert's in Foley, AL (Also in Missouri) on the way to Gulf Shores/Orange Beach...about 40 miles outside of downtown Mobile. They're delicious. The Dahnkster is all over the Gulf Coast.
 
2013-02-16 12:12:51 AM
Who knew that sailing on a ship registered with a maginally effective government might be problematic.
 
2013-02-16 06:54:43 AM

FuturePastNow: A warship, meanwhile, has to be able to take battle damage and keep fighting, and will have systems redundancies no civilian owner will pay for.


That, and Hyman Rickover didn't work for Carnival Cruises...
 
2013-02-16 01:41:52 PM

chewielouie: In before poor Farkers, who have never been on a cruise (or only cheap ass lame ones) comment about how cruises suck, the ships are overcrowded, the food is terrible, etc., and how they would never go on one. We get it, you're poor and it sucks being you.



That's funny...!  pretty sure it's the opposite. People with money go off by themselves, rent cars/planes, hop Hyatts and take their time at relatively isolated and gorgeous destinations under the auspices of a personal guide.  People who don't have money get herded with thousands of other people through tacky, tourist dependent coastal areas; they're just middle class people who are made to feel rich when they're granted simple luxuries like unlimited drinks and a free breakfast.  Of course, when you take these luxuries away they quickly realize they're with a thousand other poor people sitting in a gaudy boat covered in sh&t.
 
2013-02-16 10:44:48 PM

ayretise: That's funny...! pretty sure it's the opposite. People with money go off by themselves, rent cars/planes, hop Hyatts and take their time at relatively isolated and gorgeous destinations under the auspices of a personal guide. People who don't have money get herded with thousands of other people through tacky, tourist dependent coastal areas; they're just middle class people who are made to feel rich when they're granted simple luxuries like unlimited drinks and a free breakfast. Of course, when you take these luxuries away they quickly realize they're with a thousand other poor people sitting in a gaudy boat covered in sh&t.


Exactly.  What wealthy people don't do is pay a company to imprison them in what amounts to a mid-market hotel where you will drown if you step outside the front door.

It would take a lot of money to convince me to board one of these floating dysentery wards.... and even if you bribed me into taking a cruise, I'd find somebody who would take half of the money to go in my place.
 
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