Touching video footage showed a Norwegian cruise ship carrying hundreds of passengers surviving a “terrifying” storm before temporarily losing power.
Tour organizer Thorsten Hansen A video of the foamy waves was shared The hull was struck by the MS Maud, which made headlines on Thursday when it lost power mid-voyage.
“A few of my guests are not very happy. But most of them are very brave and find it very interesting,” he wrote on Facebook.
“We watch movies in our room. Every time we move we almost fly,” one passenger commented under Hansen's post.
last The clip was shared on X It showed the view of the terrifying swellings from the enchanted windows of a suit on board the ship, which tilted precariously towards the water between each wave.
“No fun on Maude now,” the person behind the camera captioned the footage.
Danish authorities said that the ship, carrying 266 passengers and 131 crew members, had its bridge windows smashed when it encountered a strong storm in the North Sea late on Thursday.
Officials at the Danish Joint Rescue Coordination Center said that all those on board had been marked safe, and the ship was being towed to Bremerhaven in Germany.
The ship's main engine is still running, so the ship can be steered from the engine room.
One passenger, Elizabeth Lawrence, He wrote on X that the storm was a “terrifying experience.”
“To be honest, there was about 20 minutes yesterday where I thought the ship might capsize, it was rolling so hard we had no idea what happened,” she said.
“It really hit home when they started handing out orange survival suits to everyone,” Lawrence explained.
Lawrence said her group took shelter between the buffet tables to avoid “flying chairs and furniture.”
The MS Maud, operated by cruise operator HX, a unit of Norwegian group Hurtigruten, left Floro in Norway on Thursday and was scheduled to arrive in Tilbury in Great Britain on Friday.
The ship is named after a famous polar ship from the 20th century. The cruise line's website explained.
The company boasted that the technology on board the MS Maud makes it “exceptionally suitable” for voyages through Norway and the British Isles.
A trip on the Maud can cost up to $10,000, according to the website.
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