I should have noticed something was up today when I checked the Galveston cam and saw that the Ecstasy was in Galveston on a Friday. Being able to see the Ecstasy walking to class and around campus at my alma mater, every Saturday, Monday, or Thursday, you gets used to associating those days with that vessel.
The reason: Galveston pilots refused to board her.
Hurricane now tropical storm Alex has been pounding this area with rain and some wind. The storm is well south but the north part is carrying quite the punch. It is even effecting the oil spill in LA.
Carnival is providing assistance to those onboard last night and those stranded on the Island. They also are giving those that were supposed to have boarded the option to cancel.