The Pendleton Panther

Rogue Waves Attack Cruise Ship

Posted on: March 4, 2010

The Louis Majesty returning back to Barcelona after the rogue waves.

Just recently, a cruise ship carrying 1,350 passengers and 580 crew members was hit by 3 rogue waves.  The cruise ship Louis Majesty was undergoing a 12 day voyage in the Mediterranean when it ran into difficulty with mother nature.  Winds of around 60 mph were just part of the problem when the ship was traveling through a storm.  Rogue waves (which are not predictable) reaching a height of 26 feet struck the ship and broke some of the front windows causing the ship to take in water.  Two men were killed by the surprise encounter with the waves and 6 people were injured.  The names of the two victims have not been disclosed yet, but their nationalities were given.  One man was from Italy and the other was from Germany.  It is truly a very sad accident that hopefully will not occur again.  The ship is planned to leave port again to finish the 12 day cruise when the victims are taken off board and the injured parties are given medical care.

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