Big bold and a tadge naff…..it seems

Big, bold, broken down

“NEW YORK, May 4 (Reuters) – A cruise ship returning to New York from the Caribbean with 4,500 passengers on board had to be towed into port on Sunday after getting stuck in the Hudson River, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

The Norwegian Cruise Line ship (pictured below) was moored in the river for about three hours due to problems with its steering and propulsion systems as it moved toward its dock in Manhattan, a Coast Guard spokesman said.

The Coast Guard was able to tug the vessel to port after the tide changed, the spokesman said.

The ship, called the Norwegian Breakaway, docked at about 10 a.m. EST after completing a seven-day tour of the Bahamas and Florida, the cruise line said.”

All very strange when one considers that the vessel had recently completed ‘comprehensive’ delivery and commissioning trials,  had an army or owner’s reps and overseers in attendance during construction and  has a
name designed to inspire (?) confidence. This incident just one amongst many in the ‘cruise’  and marine passenger industry.
Not for us thank you very much.
Avoid at all costs.

broken down

About allatsea

Sixty year old master-mariner. Absolutely gorgeous. Well wedged.....when compared to a Nairobi street urchin. Sorted, in that I haven't been in court recently. Hopelessly optimistic, terminally disappointed. Good with cats and other fluffy things. No musical talent. Generous to a fault provided it's someone else's round. Political centreist with far right and left viewpoints. A green activist from the hydrocarbon position with nuclear leanings. Averse to avarice but always happy to receive lottery wins, gifts, windfalls, legacies, prizes and wet sloppy kisses.
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