A hundred passengers injured onboard cruise ship due to extreme storm

A cruise ship has safely made its way back to the United Kingdom following a tumultuous encounter with a powerful storm in the Bay of Biscay.

The Spirit of Discovery cruise ship found itself in the midst of the ordeal during its 14-night round trip to the Canary Islands. The vessel encountered severe weather conditions on Saturday, which included the onslaught of colossal waves reportedly measuring a staggering nine metres in height.

Dozens of those on board were hurt when the ship’s propulsion safety system was activated, causing the vessel to veer suddenly to the left and bringing it to an abrupt halt. According to local news, approximately 100 passengers on board the vessel suffered injuries during the ordeal.

In a recent statement, operator Saga Cruises has reported that approximately 100 out of the 1,000 guests on board their cruise ship sustained injuries. However, it is important to note that the majority of these injuries were minor in nature, as confirmed by the operator. It said that only five of those on board needed treatment for more serious injuries.

Source: safety4sea.com

 

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