Cruise ship pummeled by 30-ft waves (video)

Footage filmed on Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas ship last February, showing huge 30-foot waves crashing against the windows, recently resurfaced on the web.

In the videos, which re-emerged on Reddit, a man half-joking can be heard saying, “We’re staying in one place hoping not to die.”

In another part of the video, a man can be seen trying to walk down a corridor during the storm. The clip captures how treacherous the incident was, as he stumbles along at nearly a 45-degree angle.

Passenger Jacob Ibrag took to Twitter during the ordeal to describe the circumstances on board the luxury liner.

“Hungry, tired and seeking prayer from all of you tonight. The #anthemoftheseas has been rocking with no end in sight.”

“Don’t think I’ve ever missed land this much. In other news, wish I took those swimming lessons…”

Another passenger, identified simply as Greg, tweeted a picture of tables and chairs sprawled all over the floor with the caption: Things are a little out of place.”

Outside, the howling winds reached 120 mph, which effortlessly shook the vessel around.

The ship, which was carrying approximately 4,500 guests and 1,600 crew members at the time, was traveling to Port Canaveral in Florida but eventually was forced to return to New Jersey.

Royal Caribbean said at the time in a statement: “In an abundance of caution, the captain asked all guests to stay in their staterooms until the weather improved.”

Remarkably, there was no damage sustained by the ship due to the storm. It can presently be found sailing to Port Canaveral.

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H/T: The Sun







 

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