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Paul Motter September 8th, 2010 10:07 AM

Video of Ship in Storm - Amazing
Well, it isn't "amazing" but it is interesting. Once again, when I see things like this I am reminded how often the media protrays cruisers as "softies" who are old and infirm.

There are people getting tossed around a lot in this video, including the woman who hits the pole (ouch! sorry). And it keeps going. But I am guessing they mostly toughed it out.

Kudos to the crew for trying the help as much as possible.

Video: CCTV footage of P&O cruise liner in freak storm - Telegraph

green_rd September 8th, 2010 10:43 AM

Pretty crazy

CarolinaGirl September 8th, 2010 02:38 PM

Don't think I should have watched that before my first cruise.

Paul Motter September 8th, 2010 06:00 PM

OOps - sorry Carolina girl.

Please trust us on this one - that would be EXTREMELY rare. Besides that, I dont think anyone was hurt. It is just a little chaotic for a minute for so.

If your first cruise is in the Caribbean I'll bet you forget you are even on a ship.

green_rd September 9th, 2010 07:54 AM

Paul - you scooped NBC - they showed this video at the end of the Nightly News last night. Brian Williams said the video is from sometime in 2008.

Carolina - you would be hard pressed to find anyone on these boards who has experienced anything like this. The odds weigh heavily in your favor.

Paul Motter September 9th, 2010 11:19 AM

It is from May Day 2008 (5-1-08). Here is a site that covered it back when, and has additional video as well:

Shocking footage shows Pacific Sun cruise ship chaos |

AF1 September 9th, 2010 11:52 AM

Looks like a hollywood movie scene.

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