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Pattaya: No truth to rumor that luxury liner was damaged on rocks in the bay

 

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Rumors flew yesterday that a luxury liner on a Gulf of Thailand cruise had hit rocks in Pattaya Bay. 

 

The suggestions were made by fisherman who saw the 43,188 ton "The World" make an unscheduled stop two nautical miles offshore between the Royal Cliff Hotel and Koh Larn. 

 

It was a false alarm. The captain of the ship had decided to drop anchor as there were one to two meter waves in the vicinity and it was felt this might be uncomfortable for passengers. 

 

It had stopped in waters that were deep enough. 

 

There were 147 passengers and 293 others aboard the Bahamas registered vessel. The ship had come from Singapore and was on a trip taking in Koh Samui, Koh Koot and Hua Hin.

 

Yesterday authorities in Pattaya were contacted to allow passengers to disembark to the Bali Hai port and enjoy a night out in Pattaya before the ship continued on its way to Hua Hin. 

 

Sophon reported that it is hoped many luxury liners will visit Pattaya in the future.

 

Source: Sophon

 

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guessing the waters were not deep enough after all if it hit rock !!

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What´s important here? That there is rocks in the water, or that a captain of a cruise liner drive over them?

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Whats the meaning of that squiggly sign just ahead of the side thruster warning? 

 

Seen it on many occasions, always wondered what it meant

 

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Yes, absolutely no truth to the rumors.

 

The cap'n felt a wave of nostalgia reminiscing his childhood on a sampan and made a quick stop to take a leak from the stern.

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6 hours ago, rooster59 said:

It was a false alarm. The captain of the ship had decided to drop anchor as there were one to two meter waves in the vicinity and it was felt this might be uncomfortable for passengers

A bumpy ride in the shuttle boat going to and from bali Hai?

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33 minutes ago, mikebell said:

What were these others?  Some crew but hardly likely to outnumber the passengers two to one!

It looks like ship is all Suites could be

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2 hours ago, Daffy D said:

Whats the meaning of that squiggly sign just ahead of the side thruster warning? 

 

Seen it on many occasions, always wondered what it meant

 

Liner.jpg.882340c687a421739973886517d4cf13.jpg

 

 

"Entrance for Pirates?" 

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