World cruise Voyager in a tangle

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Seven Seas Voyager is the latest ship to suffer propulsion problems while on a world cruise. Shortly after leaving Singapore last week, a propellor and drive shaft on one of its two pods became tangled in lengths of heavy fishing line
Some of the line was removed at the next port of call, Phuket in Thailand, but the ship has been unable to resume full speed. It is due to arrive in Cochin, in India, on Wednesday, having earlier cancelled a planned call in Sri Lanka because of civil unrest in the country.
Engineers from the pod’s manufacturers will assess the damage and the necessary repairs, and owners Regent will then decide whether the ship will be able to continue its voyage to the planned schedule.
The ship, which carries 700 passengers in unashamed luxury, began its 115-day world cruise in Los Angeles on January 12. Among those on board are Wolverhampton Wanderers president Sir Jack Hayward, and Rachel Heyhoe Flint, former captain of the England women’s cricket team, who is sailing with her husband on the Singapore to Dubai leg of the voyage.

By | 2009-03-23T22:24:20+00:00 23 March 2009|Cruise news|0 Comments

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