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(ABC)   First lawsuit against 'Triumph' owner Carnival Cruise Lines has been filed: "Plaintiff was forced to subsist for days in a floating toilet, a floating Petri dish, a floating hell." Floating   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 132
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2013-02-16 08:38:10 AM  
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2013-02-16 08:39:25 AM  
I'm making a note here.
 
2013-02-16 08:42:01 AM  
Deep lawyer crap Rising

Should've called Bill Murray, he has experience with floaters.
 
2013-02-16 08:59:57 AM  
We all float down here.
 
2013-02-16 09:05:02 AM  
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2013-02-16 09:16:05 AM  

I_C_Weener: We all float down here.


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2013-02-16 09:19:56 AM  
So a floater?
 
2013-02-16 09:36:25 AM  
I so don't care about this.
 
2013-02-16 09:37:45 AM  
Don't really have much of a case.under federal law
 
2013-02-16 09:46:57 AM  
How is that different than any other cruise?
 
2013-02-16 10:17:02 AM  
So he's saying he wish it sank?
 
2013-02-16 10:30:10 AM  

Krymson Tyde: So a floater?


Exactly. The person should submit their picture to ratemypoo.com.
 
2013-02-16 10:33:10 AM  
Good luck collecting the maximum nineteen cents in damages in Panamanian Civil Court, or didn't you read the seventy-four pages of fine print?
 
2013-02-16 10:34:24 AM  

ArkAngel: Don't really have much of a case.under federal law


Then they should go maritime on their ass.
 
2013-02-16 10:34:32 AM  
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2013-02-16 10:34:56 AM  

ArkAngel: Don't really have much of a case.under federal law


I was wondering about that. Will they have to file suit in Panama or Liberia?
 
2013-02-16 10:38:13 AM  

EngineerAU: ArkAngel: Don't really have much of a case.under federal law

I was wondering about that. Will they have to file suit in Panama or Liberia?


DNRTFA, but I think the ship's registry is in the Bahamas.  US law probably doesn't apply.  And they probably didn't read the fine print on the tickets they purchased.
 
2013-02-16 10:38:58 AM  
If it's floating, then you're supposed to just try flushing again.
And if that doesn't work, maybe try tossing some TP on as a little hat and hope it weighs it down.
 
2013-02-16 10:39:34 AM  

Ghastly: I'm making a note here.


"Huge success!"
 
2013-02-16 10:40:04 AM  
so spent time in the average tuesday for most 3rd world nations?
yea fark em
 
2013-02-16 10:41:33 AM  

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Nice.

/Cancer!
 
2013-02-16 10:41:57 AM  

skinink: Ghastly: I'm making a note here.

"Huge success!"


It's hard to overstate my satisfaction.
 
2013-02-16 10:42:27 AM  
they cruise line has already offered every passenger a refund, another free cruise, and $500 in cash.   Some will sue and settle and get more.    The one that happened two years ago everybody on board ending up getting around 14k.
 
2013-02-16 10:43:07 AM  
The attorney said that whether passengers can recover monetary compensation will depend on maritime law and the 15-pages of legal "gobbledygook," as Hickey described it, that passengers signed before boarding, but "nobody really agrees to."

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Why won't it read!!??
 
2013-02-16 10:43:09 AM  
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2013-02-16 10:43:11 AM  
They should have just lowered people over the side, let em poop in the water, and hauled em back up.
 
2013-02-16 10:43:15 AM  
Maybe the right jury will float the plaintiff a few thousand bucks.
 
2013-02-16 10:44:05 AM  
Yeah, I get that they're upset - I would be as well - however, I really don't think something like a fire in the engine room (or wherever) is negligence on the part of Carnival. Well, unless they skimped on maintenance. The horrible situation those people were put in was due to an accident from the sounds of it. I do not understand how the cruise line would be held responsible for something most likely far out of their control in the first place.
 
2013-02-16 10:44:19 AM  
They say the ship will be ready for use in April. I'm sorry, but you can't scrub behind some places sewage can go.
 
2013-02-16 10:44:50 AM  

Adolf Oliver Nipples: Krymson Tyde: So a floater?

Exactly. The person should submit their picture to ratemypoo.com.


Oh for the love of christ tell me this is NOT a real thing...
 
2013-02-16 10:45:36 AM  
Triumph cruise ship...FOR YOU TO POOP ON.
 
2013-02-16 10:46:07 AM  
okay they had an engine fire... but why did the sewage overflow?
 
2013-02-16 10:46:50 AM  

TerminalEchoes: Maybe the right jury will float the plaintiff a few thousand bucks.


If it ever gets to a Jury, which I hope it doesn't.  You sign your rights away before you board a cruise ship, and deserve whatever you agree to.
 
2013-02-16 10:47:47 AM  

Ennuipoet:


They bought their tickets. They knew what they were getting into. I say, let 'em float!
 
2013-02-16 10:47:51 AM  
From the article:
"The attorney said that whether passengers can recover monetary compensation will depend on maritime law and the 15-pages of legal "gobbledygook," as Hickey described it, that passengers signed before boarding, but "nobody really agrees to.""

So just because I sign a contract, doesn't mean that the contract is binding? IANAL but I'm pretty sure that's not how that works.

/I would find another lawyer
//why didn't another boat/shipping vessel/navy ship save them? Free advertising and lifelong customers.
///gobbledygook, hahahahaha
 
2013-02-16 10:49:05 AM  
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2013-02-16 10:49:30 AM  
Nobody died. Given the situation, that seems pretty amazing.

My guess is the lawyers involved aren't familiar with the cruise line industry, which has spent decades making themselves practically immune from jackpot-type lawsuits.
 
2013-02-16 10:50:19 AM  
They should have torpedoed the boat.
 
2013-02-16 10:50:27 AM  
At least they had fun, right?

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2013-02-16 10:52:55 AM  
Just because something is in a contract doesn't mean it's necessarily enforceable.

If US law applies though the arbitration and no class action clauses are enforceable. Thanks Scalia!
 
2013-02-16 10:53:25 AM  

Allen. The end.: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Krymson Tyde: So a floater?

Exactly. The person should submit their picture to ratemypoo.com.

Oh for the love of christ tell me this is NOT a real thing...


Give the address a whirl and see what happens.
 
2013-02-16 10:54:35 AM  

sift: okay they had an engine fire... but why did the sewage overflow?


They had no power, so the toilets weren't working properly. A friend of mine has a cabin out in the middle of nowhere and when he loses power his toilet doesn't work either. I imagine a cruise ship would have a septic type system similar to the one he has. If there's no power and the ship is "listing", I can see where sewage would come out the pipes.

Maybe someone more familiar with septic systems can give us the rundown on exactly how they work.
 
2013-02-16 10:59:22 AM  
Even "Not agreeing with it" after signing it means "You agree with it". That's like saying you crossed your fingers behind you back.
I don't really understand why another ship wasn't sent or why these people weren't helicoptered off, but I assume there's a reason.
Don't really see negligence on the part of Carnival and I don't consider "previous maintenance problems" to be negligence. Any mechanical thing is going to have "previous maintenance problems"
I'm sure Carnival will end up shelling out a few more $$ to these people before its all said and done. Kinda sucks that we automatically think "SUE!!" when things don't go perfect.
/realizes swimming in poo is FAR from perfect.
//unless that's your thing
///NTTA...wait, yea, there's something really wrong with that!
 
2013-02-16 11:00:44 AM  
Sewage ejector pumps do not work without electricity. Neither do fresh water pumps.
 
2013-02-16 11:04:19 AM  
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yes...yes it does.
/fun fact, do you know why sometimes your poop floats? It's the fat content. Your body takes in fat from foods you eat it needs, some stay in your body and the rest goes into your poop. Fat is less dense than water, so it floats.
 
2013-02-16 11:04:25 AM  

Wadded Beef: Triumph cruise ship...FOR YOU TO POOP ON.


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2013-02-16 11:04:32 AM  
The stock market does not seem to think this is a big problem.

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2013-02-16 11:05:05 AM  

jtown: Wadded Beef: Triumph cruise ship...FOR YOU TO POOP ON.

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came for this

/much thanks, bro!
 
2013-02-16 11:05:33 AM  

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: Allen. The end.: Adolf Oliver Nipples: Krymson Tyde: So a floater?

Exactly. The person should submit their picture to ratemypoo.com.

Oh for the love of christ tell me this is NOT a real thing...

Give the address a whirl and see what happens.


That's the only website on the internet that I can actually smell.
 
2013-02-16 11:12:02 AM  
Why couldn't they have hung on the railing and pooped over the side like they did in the age of sail ?
 
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