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Re: Those poor people on the cruise!

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todd hamilton

02-16-2013 07:42:17
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yep was just talking about this on FB. I have spent a few vacations in Gulf Shores (east side of Mobile bay). All of the oil companies have high speed tender ships (75' - 100') that ferry crews and supplies to the oil platforms. Those people could have been evacuated to dry land within a few hours once they were within 100 miles of the bay. As for suffering there were kids, babies, and old people on that ship. Turns my stomach the way Carnival has treated them.

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 Re: Those poor people on the cruise! in reply to todd hamilton, 02-16-2013 07:42:17  
Having worked on a production platforms out in the Gulf, I can say transfering from a simi rigid platform to a boat is not a safe or simple thing to do. Can imagine how dangerous it would be to try an transfer inexperienced people from one moving boat to another boat.

I can just imagine how happy the lawyers would be if someone was injured in this transfer.

The sewage problem probably could have been solved if the sewage was just dumped overboard. Now again the EPA and a whole bunch of agencies would sue the the boat owners out of business. The regulations are so strict that the boat porbably didn't even have a means of dumping the sewage.

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