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I’ve heard some more about the tendering problems at Monaco on Sunday. (Just to recap, tendering had to be stopped during the afternoon due to a high swell, which was causing great difficulties at Ventura’s platform.)

  • I’ve heard that the weather changed very quickly and dramatically in the middle of the day. I’ve seen a comment that when Ventura anchored the sea was as ‘flat as a mill pond’;
  • when tendering was stopped, there were still between 1300 and 1700 passengers ashore in Monaco. P&O made great efforts to get transport for them, so that they could be taken round to Villefranche where tendering would resume;
  • but some people made their own way there, either by train or public bus;
  • and passenger recovery at Villefranche went on into the evening.

If I learn anything else about this event I’ll post another update.

One Response to “Tendering problems at Monaco – update”

  1. Val says:

    Passengers arrived back at the ship in the early part of the morning. We then made our way to Cartagena. The captain and crew did a sterling job for 24 hours trying to find a way to return passengers. We were on the last tender and believe me it was very rough and getting dangerous. The captain and crew deserve nothing but praise for the way they handled the situation. There are some passengers who were angry and complaining but there were a lot more praising the captain and crew for all they did. Earlier in the cruise we picked up about 11 boat people and no doubt saved their lives, the crew put their lives at risk to rescue them and, again deserve nothing but praise.

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