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Events at Sea by Orient Lines

The events listed have been reported in the public domain or to cruisejunkie by passengers or crew members onboard.  The list is by no means comprehensive.  For that reason it is necessary to be cautious in drawing conclusions from the potentially limited data.  Keep in mind that some companies may be more transparent than others about things that go wrong; conversely, some companies may be better at concealing events and thereby project an appearance that is inaccurate.  With that said, the following list is still interesting, as are the patterns seen viewed separately by ship.

Updated 1 March 07
Marco Polo
After being pushed by wind on to shallow waters while in the South Shetland Islands, the hull of the ship was found to have three cracks (4, 3, and 1.7 meters long by 2 centimeters wide).  Eight milimeter thick plates were welded over the cracks at Ushuaia and the ship continued on its cruise.
Cracks in hull
Marco Polo
Unscheduled dry dock to repair cracks in the no. 8 main bearing transverse girder of the port main engine.  Engine power reduced during winter cruises.  Out of service for 13 days -- cruises canceled