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Consideration of serious cruise ship incidents as exampled by the QM2 and Viking Sky

Large vessel's main control room

A large vessels control room

by Ieuan Dolby

The recent episode of the 'Viking Sky' should be extremely concerning as it adds to a growing catalogue of preventable cruise ship occurrences. Exampled and discussed below are two of many cruise ship incidents, both of which highlight the urgent need for microscopic investigations into the installation of overly-complicated, high-tech systems and equipment and a ship engineer's ability to manage.

Incident One – Fire and Explosion onboard the QM2 …

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