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Old 6th December 2019, 09:21
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Vasco de Gama temporarily disabled off Adelaide

Vasco de Gama temporarily disabled off Adelaide.

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-...laide/11774158

Nothing on the ATSB - Australian Transport Safety mob website - (that I can find anyway).

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Old 6th December 2019, 10:53
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I don't think the problem was serious, as my son and his girlfriend are onboard and the ship has just sailed from Adelaide. Mind you he did send a photo of them wearing life jackets during a boat drill before the ship sailed. Hope he doesn't have to wear it for real during their cruise
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Old 6th December 2019, 12:10
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Reported as “..a controlled precautionary blackout….

Sure…We’ve all had a few of those.
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Old 7th December 2019, 11:29
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Indeed. There were also the "sudden onset precautionary blackouts"
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Old 7th December 2019, 21:52
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Yes. Sudden onset variety is that which comes immediately to mind. Though to be fair, do recall a couple of precautionary blackout events.
Precaution against total ER flood, following catastrophic failure of SW cooling system.
And, precaution against escalation of major ER fire.
Solely precautionary.
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Old 9th December 2019, 11:43
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Heard on the news from the company spokesperson that the Captain initiated the blackout, the ship was close to Adelaide surely the engine control room was manned, I guess we may never know.
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Old 9th December 2019, 22:37
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Old Man done it..? On standby…? A tad unfashionable once upon a time…
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Old 9th December 2019, 22:48
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Heard on the news from the company spokesperson that the Captain initiated the blackout, the ship was close to Adelaide surely the engine control room was manned, I guess we may never know.
Jock
I've asked my Son, who is still onboard to find out why, if he can ! But probably not something they want to share with the passengers
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