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Cruise liner Pacific Sun has been cleared to sail again

Saturday 02 Aug 2008 12:00a.m.

Cruise liner Pacific Sun has been cleared to sail again

The cruise liner Pacific Sun has been cleared to set sail again, after passing safety inspection checks.

57 passengers were injured when the ship was battered in stormy seas early this week.

But just over an hour ago the captain delayed the ships departure.

Passengers boarding today saw the footage taken on board earlier this week but can't wait to get out in the ocean despite the battering pacific sun took last week.

A maritime safety inspection last night showed the ship has not been structurally damaged, and after further inspections today she was pronounced seaworthy.

“The ship has undergone inspections, it's seaworthy but the captain is being cautious and has delayed the sailing,” says Sandy Olsen from P and O Cruises.

If all goes well the ship will set sail from Auckland at ten o'clock tomorrow morning.

So passengers will stay on board tonight, enjoying free booze and entertainment.  The cruise has already been shortened from ten days to eight and it may have to be made shorter still.  Incidentally 60 bookings have been cancelled but it seems the vast majority are still looking forward to the trip.
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