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Re: Those poor people on the cruise!

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JOB

02-16-2013 07:57:02
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I wondered why the ship did not have diesel back up generators. Back up generators should have kept everything electrical working while the ship was dead in the water. That cruise ship is pretty much a little city at sea.
Air craft carriers down to destroyers have back up generators, not sure of anything smaller.
Back up generator would have been a good investment. Or maybe the engineering crew don't know how to start them up.

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02-16-2013 09:59:48
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 Re: Those poor people on the cruise! in reply to JOB, 02-16-2013 07:57:02  
It costs money to install backup generators ,separate redundant electrical bus and isolated engine rooms. Cruise company managers have to clue except how to cut costs. You can bet that the poorly trained minimum wage engine crew. Cared nothing about pails of flammable cleaning solvents sitting around, jumpered out fire/smoke/heat detectors that were false alarming. Or protective isolation covers that had been removed for maintenance and tossed into a corner. You can bet nobody on board knew how to Jerry Rig one running generator set from salvaged parts from the cripples.

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