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Old 04-18-2005, 06:18 AM
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Freak Wave Damages Cruise Ship, Injures Passengers


Those onboard describe the moment the wave hit the cruise ship as "pure chaos."




CHARLESTON, S.C. (April 17) - A seven-story-high wave damaged a cruise ship returning from the Bahamas over the weekend, smashing windows, flooding more than 60 cabins and injuring four passengers.

The Norwegian Dawn was diverted from its route when the ship ran into rough weather on the way back to New York.

The 965-foot-long vessel was docked in the Charleston harbor by late Saturday afternoon for repairs, officials said.

"The ship was hit by a freak wave that caused two windows to break in two different cabins,'' Norwegian Cruise Line said in a statement.

It said 62 cabins flooded and four passengers had cuts and bruises. The wave reached as high as deck 10 on the ship, company spokeswoman Susan Robison said Sunday.

The ship's hull was damaged but the vessel was not taking on water, said Keith Moore of the Coast Guard Group Charleston.



A wave about 70 feet high slammed The Norwegian Dawn.
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"All the passengers had donned personal flotation devices as a precaution,'' Moore told The (Charleston) Post and Courier.

The cruise line said passengers whose cabins were flooded were being flown home from Charleston and the safety of the ship "was in no way compromised by this incident.''

The ship left New York last Sunday with 2,500 passengers aboard. It was expected to arrive in New York on Monday.


04-17-05 16:04 EDT

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An Apache would have crushed through that wave like it wasn't even there!!!!!
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Stepped hull no doubt.
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Those onboard describe the moment the wave hit the cruise ship as "pure chaos."

And already they are blaming the cruise ship for their ruined vacation/Honeymoon
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965 foot and damage?

Well, those 38 and + dose'nt seem that much bigger than my 25 outlaw now...
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They need reggie to give it a fluff and buff
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If the wave was really 70ft , wave jumpers could have got some major air time. Good thing not many were hurt.
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An Apache would have crushed through that wave like it wasn't even there!!!!!

Naw it was the Apache that caused the wave
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The same day of this wave, I bought a Donzi ZF29 in Montauk and drove it to Point Pleasant via the ocean, straight across. The ride was undescribable. Mostly surfing down the face of 15 to 20 footers all the way. Even though it has a stepped hull, the Donzi did well and we were able to do about 20-25 mph average. Long hard and bouncy ride. Before anyone says I was nuts, the offshore forcast was only for 4 to 6 with a swell. So much for weather forcasts.
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Dang, 15-20 footers, thats a hell of a ride. How many did you take over the bow??
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