Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Regent's Seven Seas Voyager Caught in Fishing Nets.

Regent Cruise today announced that the Seven Seas Voyager, is sailing at reduced speed after having her pod propulsion system damaged by fishing lines/nets.

Shortly after leaving Singapore last week, a large amount of fishing net and wire were tangled in the ship's propeller, preventing it from spinning and causing the engine to shut down.

Upon arriving in Phuket, divers removed much of the tangled lines, but this did not remedy the situation. The ship is currently on it's way to Cochin where she will be met by engineers from the pod manufacturer to determine the extent of the necessary repairs.

At this point, it is unclear, if the ship will be able to operate the balance of her world cruise on the published schedule. More will be learned after the inspection.

Regent Cruises remain optimistic the ship will be able to continue her published itinerary. The Seven Seas Voyager is midway through her 115-day world cruise which began in California on January 12th.

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