Re: Possible damage from transport ships stacks. Has anyone experienced?
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I have only one experience shipping and that was through Pirate Alley and up the Red Sea. There was no ash on any of the 18 yachts on the deck of a BBC ship (German company) that had been chartered by SevenStar. I am amazed that the story you quoted included ash and smoke debris inside the yacht because the yachts are not left open. I think this marina manager has retold this story multiple times exaggerating what he is told, and maybe he has a "friend" that is a delivery captain.
First, let's logically examine this: The stack is at the aft of all transport ships that I have seen and it is some unusual conditions that the wind will blow from the aft forward and down to the deck while the ship is cruising at 22kts.
Secondly, a fact: The exhaust of transport ships is checked and analyzed in many ports in the world looking to collect a fine for excess carbon at a micron level. The only ships that risk this huge fine are certainly not the ships used by any legitimate operator.
Thirdly, and for what it is worth, personal experience: I have spent many days and hours on the decks of cruise ships that have their stack(s) forward of the stern. The only time I ever experienced any similar situation was at a dock in Mexico where a Carnival Cruise ship was burning what smelled like garbage while tied to the dock. I saw the smoke and smelled it, but no ash.
Fourth, if something like the marina manager described were to happen, SevenStar provides you with an insurance policy.
On Mon, Jul 13, 2020 at 11:32 PM Brian Mitchell <sue@...> wrote: