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    Cruise ship mutiny: Stranded passengers rebel after three days of blackouts, food rations and broken toilets

    It was meant to be a luxurious and relaxing break, with passengers enjoying stop-offs in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Helsinki, St Petersburg and Copenhagen.
    But the ten-day cruise quickly turned into a nightmare for the 1,700 people on board – including 400 Britons – when their luxury liner broke down in the Baltic Sea.
    Holidaymakers aboard the stricken MSC Opera staged a mutiny after enduring blackouts, food shortages and no running water or working toilets for almost three days.


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z1MeRzfD60

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    Re: Cruise ship mutiny: Stranded passengers rebel......

    One small thing. How can passengers mutiny? They arn't crew so they can't exactly commit mutiny.

    Oh, and this is why I prefer tankers. Im yet to see or hear crude oil bitching and whining.....
    I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

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    • #3
      Re: Cruise ship mutiny: Stranded passengers rebel......

      Well they simply look up the old man and the rest of the crew somewhere and then they take command of the vessel, sailing it to all the places they were due to go!

      That's what they did, didn't they? or... did DM by any chance exaggerate?
      haha gotta love them

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      • #4
        Re: Cruise ship mutiny: Stranded passengers rebel......

        Speaking of bitching and whining crude oil, basic democracy:

        [youtube:m6ihz0s4]HLEQazvVzpM[/youtube:m6ihz0s4]

        Captain Attilio Guerrini. Opinions on how he handled the situation?

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        • #5
          Re: Cruise ship mutiny: Stranded passengers rebel......

          I think he handled it as best he could. Some parts were bad, some were good, but he was dealing with a crowd of people shouting all at once, most of whom refused to listen to him.

          If he had explained the actual situation as to what was happening, then some would have been placated, but a number wouldn't have been as they would have demanded that everything start working now.

          **** happens, things go wrong. If the passengers had selected two or three people to go and talk to him in a civilized manner then things might have gone a bit more smoothly...
          I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

          All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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          • #6
            Re: Cruise ship mutiny: Stranded passengers rebel......

            I don't quite know why they didn't have both the Captain and the Chief Engineer up on the stage to explain exactly what has happened, what the current situation is and what is being done, that's all people would really want to know in that sort of situation. I guess it's easy to say that in reflection but I do think they handled the situation badly.

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            • #7
              Re: Cruise ship mutiny: Stranded passengers rebel......

              Originally posted by GuinnessMan
              One small thing. How can passengers mutiny? They arn't crew so they can't exactly commit mutiny.

              Oh, and this is why I prefer tankers. Im yet to see or hear crude oil bitching and whining.....

              I've yet to see mutiny committed by containers either

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              • #8
                Re: Cruise ship mutiny: Stranded passengers rebel......

                Communication is key, and some command teams on cruise ships still fair to realise that. They see themselves as simply a 'Captain' or 'Chief Engineer' and fail to see them selves as key management onboard and have to know how to communicate to guests, how to deal with difficult situations and to be better public speakers. When you see the good captains on the ships deal with these situations, they really do calm people down quickly, but others just don't have a clue. Yet they are good at the job in most other respects, however thats not good enough when you choose to be a cruise ship captain.

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                • #9
                  Re: Cruise ship mutiny: Stranded passengers rebel......

                  Originally posted by D-Triv


                  I've yet to see mutiny committed by containers either
                  I think folks would be concerned for our mental health or drinking habits if we were to tell them that the containers/oil was whinging or on the verge of mutiny....
                  I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.....

                  All posts here represent my own opinion and not that of my employer.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Cruise ship mutiny: Stranded passengers rebel......

                    Container paranoia is something that troubles me every night...

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