Passenger on cruise ship: Wave ordeal terrifying

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  1. Dark Knight

    Dark Knight New Member

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    BARCELONA, Spain – Monstrous waves that smashed into a Mediterranean cruise ship flooded people's cabins, broke windows in a restaurant and sent terrified travelers screaming for doctors, passengers said Thursday.

    The ship's owner and operator, Louis Cruise Lines, said the vessel was struck Wednesday by three "abnormally high" waves more than 33 feet (10 meters) high that broke glass windshields in the forward section. Two people died and 14 were slightly hurt, the company said.


    Large waves are not rare in the Mediterranean, but ones that size occur only once or twice a year, said Marta de Alfonso, an oceanographer with the Spanish government.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_mediterranean_cruise_ship_accident
     
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  3. HockeyGirl

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    That's terrible, I can't even imagine how terrified they must have been.
     

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