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The Joys of Modern Technology

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    The Joys of Modern Technology

    Having seen Fred Olsen's Borealis in Portsmouth yesterday, news is that she is still there. The Captain has reported to all passengers that they can't start the engines due to a computer software problem.

    As a result, the ship's next cruise, which was due to sail from Liverpool tomorrow, has been cancelled.

    Whoops!
    Jill

    #2
    That's the problem with ships.. a bit of a ****** to bump start

    Garf


    P.S.
    Millenials....

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      #3
      Originally posted by Garfield, Waterlooville View Post
      That's the problem with ships.. a bit of a ****** to bump start

      Garf


      P.S.
      Millenials....
      I thought pretty much the same Garf. It will be interesting to see how long she is stuck in Portsmouth- no doubt the mooring costs will add to the refunds for the next cruise will sting Fred O.
      Jill

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        #4
        I've just checked her current position. She is now on her way to Liverpool ETA 01.40 tomorrow, so maybe her next cruise could have gone ahead after all?
        Jill

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          #5
          Hi Jill
          How can Fred have modern technology?
          They are still using sextents on those old ships….. Couldn’t resist.
          JC
          C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
          "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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            #6
            Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
            Hi Jill
            How can Fred have modern technology?
            They are still using sextents on those old ships….. Couldn’t resist.
            JC
            Thd old ships had starting handles..

            Garf

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              #7
              Originally posted by Garfield, Waterlooville View Post

              Thd old ships had starting handles..

              Garf
              Hi Garf
              The starting handles were for the use of Fred passengers.

              JC
              C P Scott,,,,,"Comment is Free,,but Facts are Sacred"
              "You are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to your own facts.

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                #8
                Originally posted by jc, liverpool View Post
                Hi Jill
                How can Fred have modern technology?
                They are still using sextents on those old ships….. Couldn’t resist.
                JC
                That's OK JC. You know that I prefer older, traditional ships. Not that the 2 new additions to Fred's fleet can really be called old. Floating blocks of flats they are not though!
                Jill

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Smith7 View Post
                  I've just checked her current position. She is now on her way to Liverpool ETA 01.40 tomorrow, so maybe her next cruise could have gone ahead after all?
                  Wrong info it seems. Borealis didn't leave Portsmouth until lunchtime today.
                  Jill

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                    #10
                    Didn't get far at anchor just outside.

                    https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...266342/zoom:13

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
                      Didn't get far at anchor just outside.

                      https://www.marinetraffic.com/en/ais...266342/zoom:13
                      Thanks for the update TD. I wasn't wrong when I posted about her leaving Portsmouth yesterday then. Looks like a couple of failed attempts to get nowhere very far.
                      Jill

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