Ventura gets battered

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Ventura gets battered

Post by Stephen » 11 Jan 2018, 06:54

She's had a bit of a rough ride, but true to form us brits hang onto our wine :thumbup:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... -ship.html

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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by towny44 » 11 Jan 2018, 09:15

On her current cruise she is staying for 2 full days and nights in Antigua for some essential maintenance, speculation is that it is probably repairs to the stabilisers which don't seem to working efficiently, possibly damaged after the December storm.
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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by Grando » 11 Jan 2018, 12:02

We were on this cruise and yes it was a bit hairy, surprised its taken a month to come to light! Incidentally the BOB was like a millpond on the way back so anyone who flew back from Gibraltar wasted their money!! It was a good cruise by the way and we thoroughly enjoyed it, and have to expect maybe bad weather at this time of year. :o
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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by Ray B » 11 Jan 2018, 13:12

On the other side of the pond the Americans were a bit miffed on their cruise last week.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/norwegian-cr ... 08940.html

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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by Happydays » 11 Jan 2018, 16:08

Poor Ventura she did get some battering. last year when we were on her in October we had very strong winds leaving Barcelona. We were warned it was going to be very rough, it was over 75 knots most of the night it lasted until 3am. That was the roughest we've experienced. Walking was a challenge and before Stephen casts aspersions NOT due to alcohol :)


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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by screwy » 11 Jan 2018, 16:22

We were with you on that night Happydays,a tad bouncy eh,. were doing the same cruise again in May, hope it's not the same...lol

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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by Happydays » 11 Jan 2018, 16:27

screwy wrote:
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We were with you on that night Happydays,a tad bouncy eh,. were doing the same cruise again in May, hope it's not the same...lol
All adds to the experience of cruising :crazy: :lol:

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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by oldbluefox » 11 Jan 2018, 20:05

We were on Ventura the night when there was a resounding crack and we awoke to find a gaping gap in the top promenade deck. I believe ships are built to flex. It's just that night it flexed a little too much but hey, this is all part and parcel of the cruising experience.

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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by Stephen » 12 Jan 2018, 08:10

Nothing a bit of filler can't cure 😀

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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by oldbluefox » 13 Jan 2018, 12:13

Not sure how you would fix that. It's not as though you can put it in a vice or put a G cramp on it.
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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by Stephen » 13 Jan 2018, 12:16

Duck tape.


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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by dirk pitt » 13 Jan 2018, 17:58

oldbluefox wrote:
13 Jan 2018, 12:13
Not sure how you would fix that. It's not as though you can put it in a vice or put a G cramp on it.
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what date were these pictures taken?

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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by Happydays » 13 Jan 2018, 21:19

Year's ago!

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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by oldbluefox » 14 Jan 2018, 08:58

dirk pitt wrote:
13 Jan 2018, 17:58
oldbluefox wrote:
13 Jan 2018, 12:13
Not sure how you would fix that. It's not as though you can put it in a vice or put a G cramp on it.
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what date were these pictures taken?

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October 2012 dirk.

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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by towny44 » 14 Jan 2018, 10:36

You can still see the repair in some areas, they welded an extra piece of deck in place but most of it is covered with the wood look plastic flooring.
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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by oldbluefox » 14 Jan 2018, 11:14

I expect that would be the best they could do. The window frame was distorted as well so they would presumably need new glass panels. I reckon flexing on these bigger ships would be part of the engineer's calculations but there is no accounting for exceptional circumstances. Thankfully the crack only occurred on a subsidiary deck as opposed to the mainframe (as far as I know!!! That's what the Captain said!!!)
Thankfuilly Stephen wasn't the Chief Engineer. :o


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Re: Ventura gets battered

Post by dirk pitt » 16 Jan 2018, 20:18

oldbluefox wrote:
14 Jan 2018, 08:58
dirk pitt wrote:
13 Jan 2018, 17:58
oldbluefox wrote:
13 Jan 2018, 12:13
Not sure how you would fix that. It's not as though you can put it in a vice or put a G cramp on it.
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what date were these pictures taken?

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October 2012 dirk.
cheers. must have been a good weld as the ship is still in one piece :)

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