P&O repairs Ventura deck 'crack'

P&O repairs Ventura deck 'crack'

The deck crack. (photo: Kelly Louise)

First published in News

P&O Cruises is repairing a crack discovered on a deck of the Southampton based luxury cruise liner Ventura.

The state-of the-art ship, which carries more than 3,000 passengers, arrived in Southampton this morning.

Passengers reported the crack to be at least two inches wide across one of the exterior decks.

They reported the deck cracked open during a rough crossing across the Bay of Biscay, although P&O said the cause was being investigated.

The 116,017 tonne ship, which has 1,550 cabins and fourteen public decks, entered service in April 2008.

A P&O Cruises spokeswoman said: "Repairs will be made to an aluminium deck on Ventura upon arrival in Southampton today. This has no structural strength or safety implications.

“Ventura will leave Southampton later today as planned for a two night cruise."

The vessel is due to sail at 4.30pm this afternoon.

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2:57pm Fri 19 Oct 12

Mr E says...

I hope there is a thorough investigation into exactly what caused of this crack. A Metal deck shouldn't crack at all unless there is a good reason.
I hope there is a thorough investigation into exactly what caused of this crack. A Metal deck shouldn't crack at all unless there is a good reason. Mr E
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6:32pm Fri 19 Oct 12

sass says...

Mr E wrote:
I hope there is a thorough investigation into exactly what caused of this crack. A Metal deck shouldn't crack at all unless there is a good reason.
It's called metal fatigue.
[quote][p][bold]Mr E[/bold] wrote: I hope there is a thorough investigation into exactly what caused of this crack. A Metal deck shouldn't crack at all unless there is a good reason.[/p][/quote]It's called metal fatigue. sass
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12:42am Sat 20 Oct 12

Proud from LIVERPOOL says...

“Ventura will leave Southampton later today as planned for a two night cruise."

How can 2 nights possibly be classed as a cruise ?????????
“Ventura will leave Southampton later today as planned for a two night cruise." How can 2 nights possibly be classed as a cruise ????????? Proud from LIVERPOOL
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8:44pm Sat 20 Oct 12

OSPREYSAINT says...

A bit if duct tape and a lick of paint, good as new.
A bit if duct tape and a lick of paint, good as new. OSPREYSAINT
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