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3 hours ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

That is 100% correct info by Cheng as usual. On HAL, fire teams, hose handling teams, the emergency response support team, the SCBA bottle refill team, etc. do not bring with them, or wear, life jackets when responding to a fire alarm. What might, or might not, be different on HAL vs NCL, if the Captain directs his crew to abandon ship (and the majority of crew are assigned to self-inflating life rafts, rather than lifeboats/tenders), they have the option to pick up and don a life vest stored in cabinets on boat deck

 

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Do you think we will be seeing a lot of this (crew drills?) while we are on the premier voyage of the NS?

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3 minutes ago, Vict0riann said:

 

Do you think we will be seeing a lot of this (crew drills?) while we are on the premier voyage of the NS?

 

Yes and No, Ann! HAL's crew drill regularly however the majority of time in crew areas like the engine room, laundry rooms, paint locker, mooring decks, storage rooms, etc. In those instances, you will hear the ship's alarms and see emergency (floor) lighting being activated, fire teams using the public stairs to head to the "fire" from their fire stations (not all located on the same decks), etc. however, that is quickly followed by the officer of the watch (or captain) announcing that this is a "drill for crew only"

 

Having said that, you can't just drill in crew areas because a fire can start anywhere onboard a ship. With that in mind, fire drills will, at times, take place in public areas such as the main show room (daytime only), Club HAL, alongside public corridors and on boat deck. In those cases, fire screen doors will be closed temporarily and other areas cordoned off. It's all done for the sake of safety and those type of drills last, on the avg, about 30-35 minutes. Fire drills on HAL usually commence around 0930 hrs.

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Any idea how long the HAL crew will be able to have access and conduct drills before the premier voyage?

 

Roy

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1 minute ago, rafinmd said:

Any idea how long the HAL crew will be able to have access and conduct drills before the premier voyage?

 

Roy

 

All the way up to, into, and after that voyage, Roy. Drills don't stop because it happens to be a premier voyage

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Thanks, Copper,  I know we have heard those crew drill announcement and alarms before.  Captain Albert says in his blog they are already starting training and drills, so I imagine they will be ready for us!

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10 minutes ago, Copper10-8 said:

 

All the way up to, into, and after that voyage, Roy. Drills don't stop because it happens to be a premier voyage

Is the crew already on the Nieuw Statendam?

 

Roy

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4 minutes ago, rafinmd said:

Is the crew already on the Nieuw Statendam?

 

Roy

 

Part of them are, but not yet the majority. Check out Capt. Albert's blog if you have time while enjoying your time onboard

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1 hour ago, rafinmd said:

Is the crew already on the Nieuw Statendam?

 

Roy

 

Two days ago from Capt. Schoonderbeek on Nieuw S:

 

"We will get on average 150 crew each day in the coming days until we have a full complement (plus a lot of extra specialized staff)"

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