Sunday, September 1, 2013

Portuguese Cruise Ship "FUNCHAL" stranded at Goteborg due to technical and safety issues

Safety issues strand cruise ship - Göteborg Daily:

"FUNCHAL" one of the most talked about passenger ships at the moment, was due to start her maiden voyage on the 27.8.2013 cruising to the Norwegian Fjords, the ship after arrival at the Swedish Port of Goteborg failed the local safety inspection, several anomalies were founded, as a result the 1961 year built cruise ship had to cancel her first voyage. These sort of incidents are quite normal on any passenger ships despite the age of the ship, the Portuguese Operator decided to repair the ship at the Port and is working hard in order to guarantee the beginning of "FUNCHAL" cruising as soon as possible, the majority of the technical issues were rectified on the very same day of the inspection, there was one last issue which is now been looked after, this now unique passenger ship was totally rebuilt during the last few months, the next scheduled cruise for "FUNCHAL" is the SCOTISH LANDS, with departure tomorrow the 2sd of September, visiting Kirkwall, Invergordon, Aberdeen and Leith before returning to Goteborg on monday the 9th. This Blog will keep an watchful eye on developing matters related to the return of "FUNCHAL" to cruising, will she get underway tomorrow, we sincerely hope so. Please click link above for the news published on a Swedish newspaper, photo showing the ship in Lisbon, 21.8.2013, the day before her departure to Goteborg, copyright Luis Miguel Correia

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