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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Cruise ship passengers tell of deadly waves off Spain

http://www.breitbart.com
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Mediterranean was heaving as the 68-year-old Italian stood in the cruise ship lounge. A moment later a monstrous wave shattered the windows and sent shards into her head, leaving her bleeding on the floor and calling out for her husband.

Torrents of water gushed into the Louis Majesty, pouring through several floors of the ship.

"I thought I would end up in the sea, drowned," said Anna Lita, who had a black eye and bandages on her head and hand Thursday.

The three waves that struck the Cypriot-owned ship Wednesday claimed two lives off the coast of northeast Spain. The vessel was carrying 1,350 passengers and 580 crew members, from a total of 27 countries.

Lita's husband Carlo, 69, who had been beside her on a sofa, was thrown in the air and ended up with five stitches in the head and a leg injury.

Another Italian, Giovanni Zanoni, said that after the waves blew out the windows of the lounge, the ceiling caved in and pandemonium broke out.

"People were screaming, panicking. They were grabbing life vests," Zanoni said. He said he saw one huge shard of glass hit a man in the face, killing him. It took a while to find the body because he was under the wreckage of the ceiling, Zanoni said.

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 on deck five, which is one of 10 used by passengers. 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.

This accident happened in an area of the Mediterranean called the Gulf of Leon, which is known for big waves when storms hit...

3 Comments:

Anonymous Vacation Villas said...

It;s really bad to be reminded that sea travel isn't that safe even for a luxury cruise.

3/19/2010 2:50 AM  
Anonymous Tarwin Lower said...

Thats horrible! The huge waves kill the passenger on cruise ship in Mediterranean turns to nightmare off Spain. Seaspray

4/14/2010 8:11 AM  
Anonymous Orange Beach Vacation Rentals said...

i read your article its good but i am completely go with Vacation Villas comment

10/07/2010 7:57 AM  

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