A P&O cruiseship, the VENTURA, needed emergency maintenance whilst in the Bay of Biscay within the Atlantic Sea. The crew observed a crack over the water line underneath the pool deck, therefore the ship was fixed immediately. The cruiseship was transporting 3,100 people. -I believe this is a problem joint because it was built, however it only has just manifested itself,- said one user around the Cruise Critic forum. -Stress fractures on steel aren’t unknown and there is not a way every weld could be checked throughout construction. It’s due for any refit, appears like an additional job is needed.- Fortunately the crew observed this once they did, stopping a potential . Carolyn Latti, .