Monday, November 1, 2010

By a Foot

This new cruise ship left Denmark the other day. Nothing newsworthy about that. Its the fact that the ship just barely cleared the bridge that kinda blows me away. It was a leap of faith it seems.

Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas passed under Denmark's Storebaelt Bridge with about a foot to spare, drawing applause from people on board the ship.
To make that happen, the crew lowered the ship's retractable twin smokestacks, carefully adjusted the ballast so the ship wouldn't be too light (and therefore sitting too high in the water) and boosted its speed.
Here is the whole article.

This is pretty insane.


meleah rebeccah said...

Oh, Hell No. I would have jumped OFF the ship at that point. That seems way too risky for me!

Ginger said...


nitebyrd said...

Damn! That is one freakin' huge ship. They keep making them bigger and bigger. I keep thinking Titanic. ;)

Danielle said...

I need to be on that ship right now!

Linda Medrano said...

OMG! That would scare the **** out of me!

Old NFO said...

LOL- I can remember being in Newport RI in 1976 for Tall Ships when the Kruzenshtern cleared the Newport bridge by a foot (at low tide)... They ARE building them bigger, and who knows the real problems to come with them?

Glad to see you back!

Momma Fargo said...

Whew. I thought you left blogland. And the ship...appears to be another Titanic. Egads. The money they spend on those things. I get sea cruises might not be my thing. LOL

peedee said...

I'm sure they knew what they were doin but it still seemed like a leap of faith Meleah!

Holla Ginga! MUAHS!

YESH Nitebyrd. Exactamundo!

Lets go Danielle!!

I'm sure I'd have been crappin my pants too Linda. lol

WOW NFO! And we were at OPSail in NY Harbor in 1976. Is that the same thing you were at?? We were on my brothers ship the Forrestal. I don't remember a lot of it but what I do remember was cool!!
And they are getting too big if you ask me. What a nightmare if something big goes down with one of them. Thats a lot of dead/injured people.

xoxo all!