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Dwayne 04-30-2010 01:49 AM

It is all over the news and I'm sure some of us are thinking about. This is a terrible thing and seems to be getting worse by heading toward land and the ports. Anyone know how the cruise lines are going to deal with it, or if it will effect any sailings?

Dwayne

Nadine 04-30-2010 04:42 PM

That's a good question Dwayne. I was wondering the same thing. It is tragic in so many ways. I hope they can get it contained before the environmental damage is beyond repair. I also think about the fishermen in that area whose livelihood may be affected and pray for the people who were injured or killed on the rig and their families.

Nadine

Cruise Fanatic 04-30-2010 04:49 PM

This is the latest from Carnival here.

Dwayne 04-30-2010 08:44 PM

Thanks Cruise Fanatic, that is the advisory I was waiting on today. I guess I should have named this topic with "Spill" instead of "Leak". I'll post the Advisory in the Carnival section as well.

What a mess and tragedy this is in so many ways as Nadine noted. This is going to have far reaching environmental and economic effects on the areas impacted. I love and have a huge respect for the ocean, marshes, and the wildlife that lives in them. That's why I live where I do. Heck, I get upset if I see a carpet cleaning van emptying into a storm drain that goes into the marsh.

I hope and pray they can get it contained.

Dwayne

poormom 05-01-2010 12:28 PM

I heard a report today, that sadi they are still finding oil from the Exxon Valdez spill in AK in 1989. This spill now dwarves that one and it continues to grow and there is no way to know when it will stop. There will certainly be fuel surcharges, the question will become, what happens when this monster hits the gulf stream?

MCPayne 05-01-2010 05:49 PM

I guess this is something we'll have to keep a close eye on. They think this may hit the Atlantic Ocean, so we'll have to keep an eye on the Florida embarkation ports (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Port Canaveral) to see if it has an impact on that.

Sonny V 05-01-2010 09:08 PM

The oil leak has already reached Louisiana shores and continues to spread. Some people are speculating that this could end up as one of the worst environmental disasters in U.S. history. Lets pray that they can cap the leak and prevent any more oil from spewing into our Gulf. When I think about what's happening I get that sick feeling in my stomach.

Sonny

Bub 05-02-2010 06:59 AM

How much more can the people of Louisiana take? It seems they just get on their feet from one thing and another disaster strikes. I really feel for those folks.
B

Cruise Fanatic 05-02-2010 01:58 PM

Here is a link that provides other links to updated information on the spill.

Dwayne 07-15-2010 09:48 PM

Let's all keep our fingers crossed that the latest fix keeps working.


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