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Cruise ship woes

<p>Damage on the Royal Caribbean ship Grandeur of the Seas is pictured as the ship is docked in Freeport May 27, 2013. A fire broke out on the ship's aft mooring deck in the early hours of Monday morning. The fire was extinguished at 0458 ET, and all 2,224 passengers and 796 crew members were safe and accounted for, according to the company.   REUTERS/Vandyke Hepburn</p>

Damage on the Royal Caribbean ship Grandeur of the Seas is pictured as the ship is docked in Freeport May 27, 2013. A fire broke out on the ship's aft mooring deck in the early hours of Monday morning. The fire was extinguished at 0458 ET, and all...more

Damage on the Royal Caribbean ship Grandeur of the Seas is pictured as the ship is docked in Freeport May 27, 2013. A fire broke out on the ship's aft mooring deck in the early hours of Monday morning. The fire was extinguished at 0458 ET, and all 2,224 passengers and 796 crew members were safe and accounted for, according to the company. REUTERS/Vandyke Hepburn

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<p>Passengers of the Carnival Dream cruise ship walk to buses, waiting to carry them towards the international airport for flights back to the U.S. after their cruise was cancelled, at the A.C. Wathey Cruise Facilities port in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, March 15, 2013. The Dream was stuck in port in St. Maarten after its emergency diesel generator malfunctioned during testing on Wednesday. The liner, among the company's largest, was on a week-long cruise and had been due back in Port Canaveral, Florida on Saturday.    REUTERS/John Halley</p>

Passengers of the Carnival Dream cruise ship walk to buses, waiting to carry them towards the international airport for flights back to the U.S. after their cruise was cancelled, at the A.C. Wathey Cruise Facilities port in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten,...more

Passengers of the Carnival Dream cruise ship walk to buses, waiting to carry them towards the international airport for flights back to the U.S. after their cruise was cancelled, at the A.C. Wathey Cruise Facilities port in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, March 15, 2013. The Dream was stuck in port in St. Maarten after its emergency diesel generator malfunctioned during testing on Wednesday. The liner, among the company's largest, was on a week-long cruise and had been due back in Port Canaveral, Florida on Saturday. REUTERS/John Halley

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<p>A view of the Carnival Dream cruise ship (R) moored at the A.C. Wathey Cruise Facilities after a diesel generator malfunctioned causing temporary disruptions, in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, March 14, 2013.  REUTERS/Stringer</p>

A view of the Carnival Dream cruise ship (R) moored at the A.C. Wathey Cruise Facilities after a diesel generator malfunctioned causing temporary disruptions, in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, March 14, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

A view of the Carnival Dream cruise ship (R) moored at the A.C. Wathey Cruise Facilities after a diesel generator malfunctioned causing temporary disruptions, in Philipsburg, Sint Maarten, March 14, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>The cruise ship lost propulsion after an engine room fire on February 10 and was adrift off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula.      Caption: A small boat from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous patrols near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Lt. Cmdr. Paul McConnell</p>

The cruise ship lost propulsion after an engine room fire on February 10 and was adrift off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Caption: A small boat from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous patrols near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in the...more

The cruise ship lost propulsion after an engine room fire on February 10 and was adrift off southern Mexico's Yucatan peninsula. Caption: A small boat from the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Vigorous patrols near the cruise ship Carnival Triumph in the Gulf of Mexico, February 11, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Lt. Cmdr. Paul McConnell

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<p>COSTA CONCORDIA TRAGEDY   -    The Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island lies on its side, half-submerged and threatening to slide into deeper waters January 23, 2012.  REUTERS/Tony Gentile</p>

COSTA CONCORDIA TRAGEDY - The Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island lies on its side, half-submerged and threatening to slide into deeper waters January 23, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

COSTA CONCORDIA TRAGEDY - The Costa Concordia cruise ship which ran aground off the west coast of Italy at Giglio island lies on its side, half-submerged and threatening to slide into deeper waters January 23, 2012. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

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<p>The Costa Concordia capsized off the coast of Italy, killing 32 people.  Caption: Passengers line up on the side of the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia and move down along the side of the vessel during the evacuation operation, January 14, 2012. REUTERS/Guardia Costiera/Handout</p>

The Costa Concordia capsized off the coast of Italy, killing 32 people. Caption: Passengers line up on the side of the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia and move down along the side of the vessel during the evacuation operation, January 14, 2012....more

The Costa Concordia capsized off the coast of Italy, killing 32 people. Caption: Passengers line up on the side of the Italian cruise liner Costa Concordia and move down along the side of the vessel during the evacuation operation, January 14, 2012. REUTERS/Guardia Costiera/Handout

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<p>AZAMARA QUEST STRANDED   -    A fisherman's boat sails near the stricken luxury cruise ship Azamara Quest docked at the port in Malaysia's town of Sandakan on Borneo island during sunrise April 2, 2012.  REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad</p>

AZAMARA QUEST STRANDED - A fisherman's boat sails near the stricken luxury cruise ship Azamara Quest docked at the port in Malaysia's town of Sandakan on Borneo island during sunrise April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

AZAMARA QUEST STRANDED - A fisherman's boat sails near the stricken luxury cruise ship Azamara Quest docked at the port in Malaysia's town of Sandakan on Borneo island during sunrise April 2, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>The Azamara Quest suffered an engine room fire that disabled the engines and left the ship temporarily stranded off the southern Philippines coast in waters prowled by pirates.     Caption: Passengers of the stricken luxury cruise ship Azamara Quest arrive at a hotel after the ship docked at a port in Malaysia's town of Sandakan on Borneo island, April 1, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad</p>

The Azamara Quest suffered an engine room fire that disabled the engines and left the ship temporarily stranded off the southern Philippines coast in waters prowled by pirates. Caption: Passengers of the stricken luxury cruise ship Azamara Quest...more

The Azamara Quest suffered an engine room fire that disabled the engines and left the ship temporarily stranded off the southern Philippines coast in waters prowled by pirates. Caption: Passengers of the stricken luxury cruise ship Azamara Quest arrive at a hotel after the ship docked at a port in Malaysia's town of Sandakan on Borneo island, April 1, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad

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<p>COSTA ALLEGRA DISTRESS    -   The Costa Allegra cruise ship is pictured in this photo taken by an Indian Navy maritime surveillance aircraft following their distress call in the Indian Ocean February 27, 2012.   REUTERS/Indian Navy/Handout</p>

COSTA ALLEGRA DISTRESS - The Costa Allegra cruise ship is pictured in this photo taken by an Indian Navy maritime surveillance aircraft following their distress call in the Indian Ocean February 27, 2012. REUTERS/Indian Navy/Handout

COSTA ALLEGRA DISTRESS - The Costa Allegra cruise ship is pictured in this photo taken by an Indian Navy maritime surveillance aircraft following their distress call in the Indian Ocean February 27, 2012. REUTERS/Indian Navy/Handout

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<p>An engine room fire on the Costa Allegra knocked out the ship's main power supply in the Indian Ocean, leaving it adrift with more than a thousand people on board in waters vulnerable to pirate attacks.    Caption: A passenger walks with his luggage after alighting from the Costa Allegra cruise ship at Mahe port in Seychelles Island March 1, 2012.  REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah</p>

An engine room fire on the Costa Allegra knocked out the ship's main power supply in the Indian Ocean, leaving it adrift with more than a thousand people on board in waters vulnerable to pirate attacks. Caption: A passenger walks with his luggage...more

An engine room fire on the Costa Allegra knocked out the ship's main power supply in the Indian Ocean, leaving it adrift with more than a thousand people on board in waters vulnerable to pirate attacks. Caption: A passenger walks with his luggage after alighting from the Costa Allegra cruise ship at Mahe port in Seychelles Island March 1, 2012. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

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<p>CARNIVAL TRIUMPH STRICKEN   -   The tugs Resolve Pioneer and Dabhol tow and steer the Carnival Triumph cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico to Mobile, Alabama,  following an engine room fire, February 12, 2013. 


REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Ensign Chris Shivock</p>

CARNIVAL TRIUMPH STRICKEN - The tugs Resolve Pioneer and Dabhol tow and steer the Carnival Triumph cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico to Mobile, Alabama, following an engine room fire, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Ensign Chris...more

CARNIVAL TRIUMPH STRICKEN - The tugs Resolve Pioneer and Dabhol tow and steer the Carnival Triumph cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico to Mobile, Alabama, following an engine room fire, February 12, 2013. REUTERS/U.S. Coast Guard/Ensign Chris Shivock

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<p>C/V SPLENDOR STRANDED     -    The Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship C/V Splendor is towed into San Diego harbor November 11, 2010.   REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

C/V SPLENDOR STRANDED - The Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship C/V Splendor is towed into San Diego harbor November 11, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

C/V SPLENDOR STRANDED - The Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship C/V Splendor is towed into San Diego harbor November 11, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>The luxury liner and its 3,300 vacationers had been left stranded off the Mexican coast by an engine-room fire.    Caption: Passengers clap as the Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship C/V Splendor docks after being towed into San Diego harbor November 11, 2010.  REUTERS/Mike Blake</p>

The luxury liner and its 3,300 vacationers had been left stranded off the Mexican coast by an engine-room fire. Caption: Passengers clap as the Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship C/V Splendor docks after being towed into San Diego harbor November...more

The luxury liner and its 3,300 vacationers had been left stranded off the Mexican coast by an engine-room fire. Caption: Passengers clap as the Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship C/V Splendor docks after being towed into San Diego harbor November 11, 2010. REUTERS/Mike Blake

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<p>BELLRIVA  QUARANTINE     -    Seagulls fly above the ship, the Bellriva, in Wiesbaden December 8, 2012.    REUTERS/Lisi Niesner</p>

BELLRIVA QUARANTINE - Seagulls fly above the ship, the Bellriva, in Wiesbaden December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

BELLRIVA QUARANTINE - Seagulls fly above the ship, the Bellriva, in Wiesbaden December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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<p>The Bellriva was quarantined after at least 30 passengers were found to be suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting. Authorities believed it was caused by the Norovirus, a virus that is spread from person-to-person and causes flu-like symptoms.     Caption: Paramedics dressed in protective attire enter the ship, the Bellriva, in Wiesbaden December 8, 2012.  REUTERS/Lisi Niesner</p>

The Bellriva was quarantined after at least 30 passengers were found to be suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting. Authorities believed it was caused by the Norovirus, a virus that is spread from person-to-person and causes flu-like symptoms. ...more

The Bellriva was quarantined after at least 30 passengers were found to be suffering from diarrhoea and vomiting. Authorities believed it was caused by the Norovirus, a virus that is spread from person-to-person and causes flu-like symptoms. Caption: Paramedics dressed in protective attire enter the ship, the Bellriva, in Wiesbaden December 8, 2012. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

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<p>QUEEN MARY 2 GANGWAY COLLAPSE    -   Firefighters and ambulances are seen at the bow of the Queen Mary 2 in Saint-Nazaire, western France November 15, 2003. REUTERS/Daniel Joubert</p>

QUEEN MARY 2 GANGWAY COLLAPSE - Firefighters and ambulances are seen at the bow of the Queen Mary 2 in Saint-Nazaire, western France November 15, 2003. REUTERS/Daniel Joubert

QUEEN MARY 2 GANGWAY COLLAPSE - Firefighters and ambulances are seen at the bow of the Queen Mary 2 in Saint-Nazaire, western France November 15, 2003. REUTERS/Daniel Joubert

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<p>Twelve visitors died and 32 were injured when a dockside gangway to the world's biggest and most expensive cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2, collapsed.   Caption: A French policeman stand guard nearby the gangway that collapsed on the site of the Queen Mary II shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France, November 16, 2003. REUTERS/Pool</p>

Twelve visitors died and 32 were injured when a dockside gangway to the world's biggest and most expensive cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2, collapsed. Caption: A French policeman stand guard nearby the gangway that collapsed on the site of the Queen...more

Twelve visitors died and 32 were injured when a dockside gangway to the world's biggest and most expensive cruise ship, the Queen Mary 2, collapsed. Caption: A French policeman stand guard nearby the gangway that collapsed on the site of the Queen Mary II shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, western France, November 16, 2003. REUTERS/Pool

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<p>AURORA INFECTION   -   Passengers on the British cruiser Aurora wave a banner demanding help in Gibraltar on November 3, 2003. REUTERS/Anton Meres</p>

AURORA INFECTION - Passengers on the British cruiser Aurora wave a banner demanding help in Gibraltar on November 3, 2003. REUTERS/Anton Meres

AURORA INFECTION - Passengers on the British cruiser Aurora wave a banner demanding help in Gibraltar on November 3, 2003. REUTERS/Anton Meres

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<p>The ship returned to Britain from a trip marred by a diplomatic storm after hundreds of passengers fell ill with a stomach infection.      Caption: P&amp;O cruise liner Aurora docks at Southampton in southern England, November 6, 2003. REUTERS/Lee Besford</p>

The ship returned to Britain from a trip marred by a diplomatic storm after hundreds of passengers fell ill with a stomach infection. Caption: P&O cruise liner Aurora docks at Southampton in southern England, November 6, 2003. REUTERS/Lee...more

The ship returned to Britain from a trip marred by a diplomatic storm after hundreds of passengers fell ill with a stomach infection. Caption: P&O cruise liner Aurora docks at Southampton in southern England, November 6, 2003. REUTERS/Lee Besford

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