Queen of the West Fire this AM

An engine room fire at 12:31 this morning forced an evacuation of Queen of the West. From a Coast Guard Media Release: SEATTLE - The Coast Guard, state and local authorities have offloaded the passengers and non-essential personnel from the Majestic Cruise Line passenger vessel, Queen of The West, after it suffered an engine fire earlier this morning. The Queen of The … [Read more...]

MAIS Podcast 16 – Queen Of The North, Twitter

Download MP3 file: Messing About In Ships 16 Subscribe Via iTunes HERE Sea Stories John – Queen of the North TSB safety board Peter – London Bridge Twitter Twitter Peter's Twitter Page John's Twitter Page Sailing Twitter Pack How the Red Cross uses Twitter during disasters (Hint: So can YOU). Internet Ports of Call John – Lloyds List … [Read more...]

Queen of the North TSB Canada Video

Video of TSB report on sinking of Queen of the North. Click on the blue 'Start Presentation' button. (its slow loading). It also has video simulation of the incident and chart & radar data from retrieved hard drives from the ship. Alternatively you can read the full report HERE. (Ed. note: Thanks to BitterEnd reader Rod Pugh for leading us to this … [Read more...]