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Author Topic: Forecast allows Akaroa some excursion good as Golden Princess delays departure  (Read 273 times)
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« on: January 23, 2017, 12:10:59 PM »

"A storm forecast to hit the east coast of the South Island overnight prompted the captain  of the Golden Princess cruise ship to stay in Port Chalmers last night.

The MetService warned there would be severe southwest gales and heavy rain for coastal Otago and Banks Peninsula.

Golden Princess was scheduled to depart for Akaroa late yesterday afternoon, but the 109,000 gross ton, 290m-long vessel stayed in port and is now not expected to leave until noon today."

"Despite the weather warnings, the smaller Maasdam cruise ship left for Akaroa about 6pm yesterday, as scheduled.The 220m-long, 55,575 gross ton vessel is capable of carrying 1258 passengers and 580 crew.

A Port Otago spokesman said he did not know why  Golden Princess stayed and  Maasdam left.

"It’s up to the master on the ship. They decide when they will go."


https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/ill-wind-blows-city-some-good-cruise-ship-delayed
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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2017, 05:38:27 PM »

Ruby Princess and Pacific Princess both stayed overnight recently in San Pedro (L.A.) due to a huge Pacific storm coming in from the northwest.  I'm sure the only ones complaining were the ones who have never been through a severe storm.
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