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Fri Feb 15, 2013, 08:06 PM

Love the web, gub'mint communique on Carnival Triumph

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And this, boys and girls, is not the Mexican Press, this is the Government of the State of Yucatan.

(Just noticed now, Merida is the Capital)

Think of this...as if this came from the Governor of Alabama.

This is the communique from the State of Yucatan, and includes the thank you to the General Consul of the US in Merida.

http://www.progresohoy.com/noticias/naviera-carnival-cambia-planes-remolcaran-crucero-triumph-hasta-alabama-6381/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The excuse...it's easier to logistically move passengers in the states.

There are a lot of things here unsaid.

Durante una reunión de seguimiento del incidente, realizada en las instalaciones de la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública estatal, Javier Gallardo, gerente de Carnival Cruises, en México, dijo que la decisión final de la empresa por remolcar el navío hacia Estados Unidos respondió a un análisis que involucró condiciones de logística marítima, de las condiciones meteorológicas en el Golfo de México y de una mayor facilidad de movilidad para los más de cuatro mil pasajeros y tripulación afectados. Ante la cónsul estadounidense Sonya Tsiros, el empresario agradeció profundamente la respuesta del Gobierno que encabeza Rolando Zapata Bello, así como a todas las autoridades federales y municipales, por su respuesta pronta y expedita ante esta eventualidad


Choice excerpt...

During the meeting to follow the incident, carried out at the State Security Office (Office of Emergency Management), Javier Galardo, General Manager of Carnival Cruises Mexico, said the decision to tow to the United States, depended on analysts of maritime logistics, weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico, and ease of movement for the more of four thousand passengers and crew affected. Before General Consul Sonya Tsiros, the businessman thanked deeply the fast and efficient response of the (state) Government led by (Governor) Rolando Zapata Bello, as well as the Federal (The Navy was involved) and municipal authorities.


So yup, I suspect port fees were part of the problem. Towing to Progresso, they would have reached land four days ago. Passports, a convenient excuse.

Now, why oh why is CNN not covering this part of it? Oh wait...this could be inconvenient.

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Reply Love the web, gub'mint communique on Carnival Triumph (Original post)
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 OP
Downwinder Feb 2013 #1
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #2
Downwinder Feb 2013 #3
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #4
Downwinder Feb 2013 #5
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #6
jsr Feb 2013 #7
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #9
tammywammy Feb 2013 #8
jazzimov Feb 2013 #10
nadinbrzezinski Feb 2013 #11

Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:02 PM

1. They just wanted to give passengers the

FULL experience of a cruise.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:10 PM

2. That is one way to put it

Change the name to "Adventure Cruises."

I knw, bad joke.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:18 PM

3. Sell it as a reality cruise.

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:20 PM

4. Yup...

One day casino, second day...damage control drills.

And this is how you wear the SCBA.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:55 PM

5. "Man the pumps! This is not a drill."

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Response to Downwinder (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:56 PM

6. Lol.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 10:58 PM

7. But it's for their "ease of movement"

while confined in filth.

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Response to jsr (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:17 PM

9. And this is why a bright lawyer

Has a case regardless. They did endanger passengers.

But our media...cover this? I read some of this in Mexico City papers, but the local paper was a gold mine.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:09 PM

8. Carnival stated that

By the time the tug boats arrived it was equal distance between Progreso & Mobile. And that the wind and currents were favorable heading to Alabama than Mexico. So at the time of the tug boat arrival it still wouldn't have gotten Triumph into Mexico sooner.

Do you have confirmation that this was incorrect? Were the currents more favorably heading toward Mexico?

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Original post)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:24 PM

10. breaking: the fire aboard the cruise ship

was started by a spikey-headed yellow boy who didn't want to go home.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Totally_Fun_Thing_That_Bart_Will_Never_Do_Again

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Response to jazzimov (Reply #10)

Fri Feb 15, 2013, 11:25 PM

11. RLOL



My sides hurt.

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