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Subject:  Re: A Sad Day for PA Date:  2/15/2013  10:28 AM
Author:  sano Number:  1860106 of 2015896

Could somebody tell me .... why should we help them?

Absolutely.

"We" did help them.... Carnival got superb oversight and assistance from the USCG from the very second the call went out from the Triumph.

A vessel disablement offshore is a dynamic event. The USCG was "on it" from the very moment they were notified of the fire.

USCG NMC immediately dispatched resources including air crews, cutter, and began planning for a possible evac, and the various needs of the vessel and the people onboard.

The fire was quickly contained by the automated fire control system, engines secured, and damage assessment completed. Damage assessment was confirmed by a USCG boarding team.

The USCG approved the salvage plan and continues coordinating and supervising, standing by to assist as necessary... an