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Kevin Lang

Just out of curiosity, if the engine power was lost on Thursday, why did it take until Monday to arrange for a tow to port? Once it became obvious that repairs would take more than a few hours, shouldn't they have started thinking about the logistics of keeping 4200 people floating in the middle of the gulf? Progresso may not be quite as nice as the port they were planning on going to, but I would think you'd have a better chance of provide "Hotel"-like accomodations if you are able to plug in for some auxilliary power.

I can understand, to a point, the desire to attempt to be independent of outside assistance, but wasn't that the type of stubborness that delayed the evacuation of the Costa Concordia until it partially sank and grounded? I would have thought that Carnival would have learned something about stubborness from that.

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