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Second officer blamed for ship's tilt
Published January 11, 2008
ORLANDO - Improper training and bad steering by the ship's second officer caused a Princess Cruises ship to tilt suddenly in 2006, injuring almost 300, the National Transportation Safety Board determined Thursday.
The agency said the Crown Princess' captain and crew failed to realize how fast they were going in shallow water, which threw the ship off course. The second officer disengaged autopilot to correct it, then steered the wrong way, the board determined.
The Crown Princess was headed from Port Canaveral to Brooklyn, N.Y., to close a 10-day Caribbean trip on July 18, 2006. It suddenly tilted up to 24 degrees to its side, hurling passengers and objects about the boat.
The Santa Clarita, Calif., company faces a class-action lawsuitfrom about 35 passengers.