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Can someone explain how the Carnival Legend "LISTED" in Seattle?

I do not comprehend this ... http://www.king5.com/news/passengers-scared-after-cruise-ship-lists/314796917 


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Can't imagine this happening.

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Zigged when they should have zagged.

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Sounds like an uncommanded sharp turn to the starboard caused it. Pod propulsion causes all sorts of problems it seems. Like, about the only times we have experienced propulsion problems over the years it has been on ships with pod propulsion.

In 2013 we experienced almost the same exact thing after leaving Southampton for the English Channel. On Regent's Seven Seas Voyager.  We were about an hour underway and just getting ready to begin a left turn which would take us east and along the Isle of Wright. We were in a specialty restaurant at the time next to the window on the port side. I didn't notice any shuttering, vibrations or such but I did notice we made a sudden and hard turn to starboard and that the Isle of Wright was getting very close to our port side, which was unusual as the island should have been on our starboard.

The ship slowed to a stop. Then the captain came on and explained something happened to the steering mechanism on one of the pods causing an "uncommanded turn to the starboard", so dramatic that he threw everything in full reverse and made an emergency drop of the anchor in order to keep from hitting the beach.

After a while we got underway again and he said they were going to experiment with some options during the rest of the evening and night. Apparently, redundancy in the steering was available and they got everything running okay. Next morning he came on and gave us a detailed explanation of the mechanical aspects of the emergency.     


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The captain is a fan of Drift Racing, and wanted to see if he could dock his ship the way they park cars in those commercials.

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Then you end up with a situation like the Carnival Vista in Italy that destroyed and swamped the pier. 


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Or the Celebrity ship that destroyed the pier in AlaskaSad


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Ridiculous when people freak out.

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They deliberately did it to increase business for the on board laundry for all the shorts that got soiled Wink    

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The situations like this are unfortunate.  I don't blame passengers (especially newer cruisers or kids) for panicking. It is the same situation when you are in a plane that hits rough air or suddenly drops altitude... scary time.  Fortunately, everyone is ok and the malfunction was corrected.


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