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  • jimtheoldsalt, felixstowe
    started a topic Now these are big waves

    Now these are big waves

    this happened many years ago on the North Atlantic on the MV Michel Angelo,


  • jimtheoldsalt, felixstowe
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    Originally posted by Jocap, Cumbria View Post
    Jim, do cruise ships still place cabins right at the front like that these days? I'm thinking of NCL/Louis Majesty, where the damage was on deck 5 forward, although that was a lounge bar. NCL used to shut it in rough seas, but Louis didn't do that, with loss of life. I just wondered with cabins being low and at the front.
    Yes,I am sure that the Arcadia had cabins up front on D deck,cos they woke everyone up one night when they were going to do a medical,we were 2cabins from the front and we were asked to move,Jim

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  • Jocap, Cumbria
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    Jim, do cruise ships still place cabins right at the front like that these days? I'm thinking of NCL/Louis Majesty, where the damage was on deck 5 forward, although that was a lounge bar. NCL used to shut it in rough seas, but Louis didn't do that, with loss of life. I just wondered with cabins being low and at the front.

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  • jimtheoldsalt, felixstowe
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    Originally posted by trevor432990, East Sussex View Post
    Jim did you watch the TV programme I posted the other day here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEHKZfAMyow ?? It seems such waves are not so rare as we think.
    Not been doing too much watching since looking after Joan ,but have made a note of the website and will look it up,Jim

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  • trevor432990, East Sussex
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    Jim did you watch the TV programme I posted the other day here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEHKZfAMyow ?? It seems such waves are not so rare as we think.

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  • jimtheoldsalt, felixstowe
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    Just checked the records,her top speed on trials was 31.7knots,when she hit the wave in mid Atlantic 2passengers were swept overboard,one crew member died and over 50 people were injured.The fwd.end of the bridge/accommodation was aluminium but was later changed to steel as was that on her sister ship.She was built the same year as the Marco Polo,Jim

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  • Malcolm, Essex
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    I recall the QE2 once suffered a big dent below her bridge.

    However her hull was made of steel and her superstructure made of alluminium.

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  • jimtheoldsalt, felixstowe
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    Last edited by jimtheoldsalt, felixstowe; 24th February 2014, 10:12 AM.

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  • jan lowden, sunderland (2)
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    Crikey,that was some wave,pleased i was,ent in that cabin when it hit! Jan.

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