Thursday, November 11, 2010

Carnival Splendor (Cruise Ship) Connection to Women in Navy Nuc Propulsion

Time has published Nuclear Cruise Ships Ahoy? , an article that could link women sailors in the U.S. Navy's Nuclear Propulsion program to cruise ship's of the future.

...Lloyd's Register, the international standards organization for the classification and design of ships, announced that it has begun a two-year project with a consortium of companies to look into the feasibility of nuclear-powered commercial ships. The primary application will be for cargo ships, but all large vessels, including cruise ships, could use the technology if Lloyd's Register endorses it.
When and if nuclear cruise ships are launched women with navy nuclear propulsion training will certainly be available to crew or command them, as will men. Meanwile, in other cruise ship news, Two Arrested After Crippled Cruise Ship Arrived in San Diego:

Two passengers on the beleaguered Carnival Splendor were arrested today on suspicion of a felony crime and taken off the cruise ship in handcuffs after the vessel limped into port, an official told AOL News.

Few women will be drawn from the navy's future submarine crews, however, because so few will have gone through the navy's submarine pipeline relative to the nuclear carrier pipeline.
Submarines are always silent and strange.



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