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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    Getting the stink out of that boat will be a trip.

  2. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 3 years ago

    Soon is a relative term here. I would not think it very possible that this particular ship will be sailing in anything less than a year at best. There will be major repairs needed for the engine room (perhaps repairs that should have been made prior to this ill fated voyage).
    And the clean up is going to have to be very, very extensive. Heck, for the sake of the PR alone it may be necessary for Carnival to write this particular ship off!!

  3. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    You certainly wouldn’t hang a Port-O-Potty on the starboard side.

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, over 3 years ago

    Near miss by an asteroid, over 1000 injured by a boulder sized rock entering the atmosphere, sequestration imminent, millions without jobs, Americans in harm’s way all over the planet in war zones and diplomatic outposts, N.Korea & Iran increasing as int’l threats, China & Japan launching planes at each other over who owns a section of water, new drug resistant illnesses found, Mexico is a criminal war zone right on the US border, and 53% of farmland in the USA still under drought conditions as the planting season begins…
    And a floating hotel/casino is the most important story in the world. As TK Ryan once wrote on his Tumbleweeds cartoon, “I’m too old to cry, I’m going to go get drunk.”

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    To answer honestly: I heard/read years ago why but have forgotten and would like to be reminded.

    To bite innocently on a dumb joke: No, why do they call them port and starboard?

    Either way I’d like to know. :-)

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    C, you need a change of paradigm. Rearrange your priorities and put things in proper precedence and list things that are of real concern. How can you possibly list such trivia as more important than The Ship of S*** or a politician taking a drink of water?

  7. uh-oh

    uh-oh said, over 3 years ago

    Did they run out of toilet paper?

  8. Ketira shena Pretarasedrin

    Ketira shena Pretarasedrin said, over 3 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Are you sure of that? NBC News covered all three, although the ship (since the company is facing lawsuits) came first.

  9. daves306

    daves306 said, over 3 years ago

    At it’s worst conditions were as bad as a “bad camping trip” exact words from one of the passengers. Nobody died! Get over it, what a bunch of soft sissies. Come to think of it a bad camping trip sounds much more fun than a cruise.

  10. furnituremaker

    furnituremaker said, over 3 years ago

    port and left have four letters…right and starboard have more, plus, no chance of getting them mixed up

  11. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 3 years ago

    first, the concordia where the captain was doing body shots off a young lady. now, this boat where they knew there was problems with the power supplies.

  12. cjr53

    cjr53 said, over 3 years ago

    It is illegal to dump at sea, the ship wiil be checked in port, and if stuff that should return does’t, it will result in a huge fine. The crew cannot let anyone dump anything overboard.

  13. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    You’re right about port, but starboard comes from Old English ‘steorboard’, referring to the side where the steering oar was on.

    I had to google that… my first thought was that you drink fortified wine on the port side & coffee on the starbucks, err starboard side.

  14. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 3 years ago

    Left side to the dock, thus “port”, yes. The real question I have is, considering how much waste/ garbage/ etc ships have been dumping at sea, for centuries, what’s to think these “becalmed” ships don’t do same? Also didn’t realize that most cruise lines are owned by the same company until the news story came out.

    Of course, modern cruise ships are a lot more like a container ship loaded with phone booths, crammed with people, elbow to elbow, and trapped at sea. Despite the ads, looks about as much fun as burning your old tennis shoes, while wearing them.

  15. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    starboard is where the steerboard or acting rudder was.

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