Because a cruise is something we all like to do while waiting for the weather to warm up, I have to ask.
Having been in the Navy, I'd like to know if these ships have redundant systems? I was on an LSD (Landing Ship, Dock) which is fairly large, we had redundant powerplants (4 boilers), 2 full backup generators and desalination plants. It was actually split left and right, each able to drive the ship alone.
It just seems like a single fire should not disable an entire ship? Maybe one side or the other, but, not so it's sitting dead in the water.
What's your take on this and the other episodes? If this is something you'd rather discuss privately, please let me know and I'll delete this thread.