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All hands on deck to give aid. We were on an NCL cruise near Fanning Island Atol - south of Hawaii, and had a similar situation with a sailboat in distress. Ship had to send a tender to get an injured crew member - sailboat only had 2-3 people on it. Then NCL crew was were able order a helo evac when we got closer.

Kinda funny it was the TRIUMPH...Remember? we sailed on her a few months after she was "repaired"..after the infamous poop cruise...and they had a brief power failure one afternoon. We were in the atrium at the time....about 1000 peeps gasped, groaned, looked at each other...hehehehe

This I am sure happens more frequently than we hear about, but for a maintenance issue is new to me.

what maintenance issue are you referring to AUNTIE?

This is cool! I wonder how far away they were from land.

The article says they needed oil... to me that is maintenance... it became an emergency, but no one was ill or injured. The boat hadn't crashed or taken on water because of bad weather. Maintenance.

Sorry...misunderstood. big rush this am.

Don't misunderstand, I am very thankful the Carnival Triumph was able to help, I just hadn't imagined this kind of need.Surprised

I guess they were the closest. and they couldn't ignore them. that's against the rules...just suppose....well....

I found another person who explained that "part of the engine broke" and therefore they lost oil and that an "engineer from the Triumph helped repair the engine" for the ship to be able to return on it's own accord. I cannot confirm or deny this with hard data.

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