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Old 12-11-2008, 12:47 PM
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Is is not a common occurrence. The Queen Victoria uses azipod propulsion motors - meaning is is electrically driven with the diesels running generators which provide power for the azipods as well as providing electricity for ship's service. There apparently was a problem in the electrical distribution system which they recovered from. Think of it as a tripped breaker or blown fuse at your house.