Walker: Carnival on Wednesday announced plans for a massive, $300 million upgrade to emergency power systems, fire systems and engine-related electrical components on its 24 ships to prevent a repeat of what happened on the Carnival Triumph.You should have read their full of BS press release. A sample:"All of Carnival Cruise Lines' ships operate safely today. Each vessel already has effective systems in place to prevent, detect and respond to emergency situations, and we meet or exceed all regulatory requirements," said Gerry Cahill, president and CEO of Carnival Cruise Lines.O RLY?"Although every ship in our fleet currently has emergency back-up power which is designed to enable the continuous operation of safety equipment and some hotel services, it is our intent to significantly bolster that back-up power to support the core hotel services. With this improvement, we will better ensure guest comfort in the rare instance of a loss of main power," said Cahill.Your ship was dead in the water with NO POWER, back-up or otherwise. It had to be towed and poop was running down the walls. STOP LYING.
DORMAMU: Cant the Coast Gaurd board the ship and conduct a safety inspection anytime it is in US territorisl waters?I say do it, and cursory. Bring out the white silk gloves
Russ1642: 12 minute outage. Well whoopdee do.
wooden_badger: Are there ANY regulatory requirements in the countries where these ships are registered?
Walker: "Although every ship in our fleet currently has emergency back-up power which is designed to enable the continuous operation of safety equipment and some hotel services, it is our intent to significantly bolster that back-up power to support the core hotel services. With this improvement, we will better ensure guest comfort in the rare instance of a loss of main power," said Cahill.Your ship was dead in the water with NO POWER, back-up or otherwise. It had to be towed and poop was running down the walls. STOP LYING.
MrSteve007: Main engineering room:
zenobia: I'm getting tired of subsidizing cruise line operations and all these people's vacations.
heypete: MrSteve007: Main engineering room:Perhaps not surprisingly, that looks like the control room at a power plant. I wasn't expecting it to be so modern; I had a mental image of the old WWII-era battleship engine rooms for some reason.
Zarquon's Flat Tire: I'd really want a window. Hell if I'm parking it I want a remote control and to lean out the port window.
MrSteve007: They also rigged this sucker up on the bridge. The left meter is the cost of fuel, per minute. Considering this was on a 35-day cruise, with some 22 days traveling at this rate at sea, you can imagine the fuel bill they rack up.
Fubegra: I like the English/metric mixing on the right-hand display. I just hope they aren't going to be trying to send probes to Mars or fly planes across Canada.
OrionXVI: For a power plant, that would be old (60's/70's vintage with a few refits). Control rooms at power plants don't have bench boards anymore, analog gauges, and very few push-buttons. Most today look like a horseshoe of stacked monitors with mice and keyboards and a few large screens, since they are all completely computer driven (the only exception would be the nuclear power industry).
MrSteve007: I don't think it's mixing English/metric. All distances when traveling across the ocean (and air) are measured in nautical miles - since that is the only distance measurement that matches up with longitudinal lines on the globe; aka. longitude arc minutes. By international treaties, it's universal across all countries./even in Canada
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