Butler - Answered a Question by Pinder (27 Jul 07 20:16)

No, it will drift around beam on (side on) to the wind and waves until repaired. A cruise ship will roll in this case and can be uncomfortable. Gladly it doesn't happen very often.

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Bell - Answered a Question by Pinder (27 Jul 07 21:52)

Sounds like cruising's not for you.

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Woodcock - Answered a Question by Pinder (27 Jul 07 22:40)

Most unlikely, it's not like an aeroplane which has to keep moving. At least you won't starv.

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Webster - Answered a Question by Pinder (29 Jul 07 15:07)

Most ships have more than one engine - most of the bigger ships have at least four (of which they are using two at any one time while the others can be repaired). There are secondary / back-up power sources should the ship lose power so this wouldnt be a problem.

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Collins - Answered a Question by Pinder (29 Jul 07 23:05)

They do dock and the engine is off then, no they do not sink in port either.

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