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Old December 19th, 2007, 06:59 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Default no life rings on Radiance of the Seas upper outdoor decks.

If someone falls overboard or off of another ship, what do you throw
them that floats?

best choices: The Captain or First "Safety" Officer!
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Old December 21st, 2007, 06:40 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Default no life rings on Radiance of the Seas upper outdoor decks.

I sailed the Radiance of the Seas last year to Vancouver,it had
liferings when I went on it.
that was another awesome cruise I'd like to do again!

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Old December 22nd, 2007, 12:05 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Default no life rings on Radiance of the Seas upper outdoor decks.

Thus spake " :

If someone falls overboard or off of another ship, what do you throw
them that floats?

best choices: The Captain or First "Safety" Officer!


Are you a troll?
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I used to think the horse's name was Bob.
And the angel's name was Hark.
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Old December 26th, 2007, 07:58 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Default no life rings on Radiance of the Seas upper outdoor decks.

On Dec 21, 1:40*am, (Matthew Drake) wrote:
I sailed theRadianceof the Seas last year to Vancouver,it had
liferings when I went on it.
that was another awesome cruise I'd like to do again!


I just saw a 20 minute video of Radiance on the travel channel. They
showed the upper decks from all angles. No liferings at all up there.
You must be talking about lower decks. Go check the travel brochures
on Radiance.
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Old December 27th, 2007, 01:49 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
Warren[_1_]
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Default no life rings on Radiance of the Seas upper outdoor decks.

On Dec 26, 2:58*pm, "
wrote:
I just saw a 20 minute video of Radiance on the travel channel. They
showed the upper decks from all angles. No liferings at all up there.


Ok, I'll play along.

So, mister"fact" - exactly what do you think would happen if you
tossed something off the top deck of Radiance while she's at cruising
speed?

Warren
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Old December 27th, 2007, 03:11 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Default no life rings on Radiance of the Seas upper outdoor decks.

On Dec 19, 1:59*pm, "
wrote:
If someone falls overboard or off of another ship, what do you throw
them that floats?


I was going to suggest a USENET troll ... I've heard that ****
floats ...


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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:49 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Default no life rings on Radiance of the Seas upper outdoor decks.

On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 17:49:57 -0800 (PST), Warren wrote:

On Dec 26, 2:58*pm, "
wrote:
I just saw a 20 minute video of Radiance on the travel channel. They
showed the upper decks from all angles. No liferings at all up there.


Ok, I'll play along.

So, mister"fact" - exactly what do you think would happen if you
tossed something off the top deck of Radiance while she's at cruising
speed?

Warren


What's the wind like?
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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:50 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Default no life rings on Radiance of the Seas upper outdoor decks.

On Wed, 19 Dec 2007 10:59:03 -0800 (PST), wrote:

If someone falls overboard or off of another ship, what do you throw
them that floats?


A hypocritical bag of hot air?

Where is O'Boil?
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Old December 27th, 2007, 06:11 PM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Default no life rings on Radiance of the Seas upper outdoor decks.

Thus spake Chrissy Cruiser :

On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 17:49:57 -0800 (PST), Warren wrote:

On Dec 26, 2:58*pm, "
wrote:
I just saw a 20 minute video of Radiance on the travel channel. They
showed the upper decks from all angles. No liferings at all up there.


Ok, I'll play along.

So, mister"fact" - exactly what do you think would happen if you
tossed something off the top deck of Radiance while she's at cruising
speed?

Warren


What's the wind like?


Minimum 22 kts. According to my little anamometer on the Rhapsody, it
was 25 knots a little to port. So those starboard rings would have
been totally useless.
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And the angel's name was Hark.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 07:27 AM posted to rec.travel.cruises
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Default no life rings on Radiance of the Seas upper outdoor decks.

On 12/27/2007 1:11 PM Dillon Pyron did the "neutron dance", then made
these writings:
Thus spake Chrissy Cruiser :


On Wed, 26 Dec 2007 17:49:57 -0800 (PST), Warren wrote:


On Dec 26, 2:58 pm, "
wrote:

I just saw a 20 minute video of Radiance on the travel channel. They
showed the upper decks from all angles. No liferings at all up there.

Ok, I'll play along.

So, mister"fact" - exactly what do you think would happen if you
tossed something off the top deck of Radiance while she's at cruising
speed?

Warren

What's the wind like?


Minimum 22 kts. According to my little anamometer on the Rhapsody, it
was 25 knots a little to port. So those starboard rings would have
been totally useless.

It is my understanding that life rings aren't intended for the man/woman
overboard. Rather they are a marker for the general vicinity of the
overboard pax. It's to aid Search and Rescue. In most instances it's
Search and Recover. It's not very precise when you take the speed of the
ship, wind, and current flow. But it's better than nothing. Throwing
over anything that floats in absence of life rings should work just as well.

If you consider the distance of any deck from the sea, it's rather like
an inexperienced person performing a high dive. If they don't manage to
break the surface tension of the sea, it's like making a high dive into
solid concrete. Something is going to get broken. Add to this shock if
the water is very cold and it is a rare case indeed that there is
survival. If injury from the fall doesn't render the individual unable
to swim effectively, the shock of cold water can cause the mouth to
involuntarily open for some. Drowning is another possibility. If the
fall is not fatal, but results in a broken arm or leg that's not good.
Efforts to swim can signal sharks as they are attuned to the swim
patterns of the injured.

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