I just read this story, too. I don't understand it, either . I've heard of "rouge" waves. Maybe this was one? I'm sure if there was any advance notice the Captain would have moved the ship and/or the passengers.
It's a very unusual thing to happen...
"A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour."
Golden Princess 2009 Carnival Conquest 2010
Grand Princess 2010 Island Princess 2011
Grand Princess 2011 Carnival Magic 2012
Carnival Dream 2012 Island Princess 2013
Carnival Magic 2013 Carnival Legend 2014
Carnival Magic 2015 Coral Princess 2015
This is a good reason why I will stay with cruises that only cruise in calm waters! A 90-foot rogue wave once turned a huge oil rig upside down and killed many, so "The Poseidan Adventure" CAN really happen out in rough oceans.
Almost as terrifying as the questionable video of the wave itself is the spiraling decline of newscasters'/talking heads' ethical and professional behaviors. Example: "Seriously, you need to come to your television RIGHT NOW!". And "Wow, that was one AMAZING video!".
I think I hear my Journalism 101 professor spinning in his grave.
__________________ Triumph ~ November 2010 Fantasy ~ April 2010 Fantasy ~ December 2009
Michelle, the video I posted this morning, was touted as being from utube, & is the video I watched this morning, pixilations and all....the one you showed looks like the same one cleaned up, you can see it much better...
Interestingly, now, on utube its' unavailable and 2 others are marked CBS, one being marked copyright..The race to have, and, own what was shot must be in high demand.
It's so sad, one minute it's a wonderful time, the next minute, deaths and injury
Trip, with her book & tea!
Chat Hostess & Board Moderator
The videographer was fortunate that he/she and the camera were still on the ship after that one hit.
I think I'll hang out high on the ship if we run into rough weather. The captain was skipping Barcelona due to bad weather.
All I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by; John Masefield
Carnival: Glory 2004, Destiny 2008, Splendor 2009, Freedom 2011, Valor 2012, Dream 2013
Celebrity: Summit 2011
Princess: Ruby 2010, 2014, Caribbean 2013, Coral 2014, Regal 2014
Star Clippers: Royal Clipper 2015