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Watch: Cruise Ship Struck By Three 30 Foot waves

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Wow. It's hard not to think of The Poseiden Adventure after watching this amazing video footage taken from inside of a cruise ship at the moment one of three massive waves slammed into the side of the ship. Two passengers died from moving furniture and flying glass caused by the impact.

Watch the video after the jump...

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  1. Who knew how fatal kevin smith's afternoon diving lesson could be.

    Posted by: TANK | Mar 5, 2010 12:58:53 AM


  2. Yet another person holding a camera while not helping. Yay for you.

    Posted by: zeddy | Mar 5, 2010 4:29:49 AM


  3. Scary stuff -- though the ship itself was pretty small compared to most commercial cruise ships you see nowadays (Royal Carribean, Carnival, et al). I still wouldn't suggest people be scared of taking a cruise for a vacation. They're pretty safe. Just like I wouldn't suggest people not vacation on the beach. Two people died here -- and that's a lot -- but just think of how many thousands of tourists died in the Tsunami a few years ago. Fact is, Spaceship Earth isn't always kind, no matter where we happen to be.

    Zeddy -- the person filming what you saw was obviously filming *before* the major crashing wave that broke the windows in the movie. So, before you basically call that person a douche bag, maybe you should just think for a second that he could have been doing that when no one was hurt and things were just pretty scary. You could say, "well, he should have stopped immediately after the wave to help," but a) the situation was scary and everyone was clearly shocked and freaked out and b) people shouldn't complain about such things unless they've witnessed something of that magnitude and c) certainly, PLENTY of people went to help, some who were probably more experienced in dealing with things of that nature (nurses, etc.)... the camera person could have easily gotten in the way. Sometimes, in emergency situations, the best thing can *indeed* be to stay out of the way. It's the worst place to have "too many cooks in the kitchen."

    Posted by: Ryan | Mar 5, 2010 4:58:50 AM


  4. flooding flooding flooding... flooding reported in... martini lounge?

    Posted by: nick | Mar 5, 2010 6:18:20 AM


  5. can any say poseidon adventure but a bigger problem why weren't the winows made with tempered glass which would have only crumbled not create shards of glass

    Posted by: walter | Mar 5, 2010 7:33:56 AM


  6. seriously what about break proof glass?

    Posted by: Disgusted American | Mar 5, 2010 3:17:07 PM


  7. how awful!( have always wondered what can be worse: such waves or for example aircraft accident... hope nothing of the kind will happen in the future!

    Posted by: Tbasket | Jun 16, 2010 9:13:43 AM


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