Cruise News Two Passengers Injured After Freak Wave Hits Cruise Ship

Two Passengers Injured After Freak Wave Hits Cruise Ship

Two passengers were injured after a rogue wave hit the side of a cruise ship while sailing in the Caribbean on Thursday.

MSC Divina was sailing from San Juan, Puerto Rico to Nassau, Bahamas when a freak wave hit the side of the ship. A small porthole cabin was damaged from the wave. The porthole was quickly sealed and the guests staying in that cabin and those adjacent to it were moved to alternative cabins.

MSC Cruises gave a statement saying that one Mexican passenger received minor abrasions and an Argentinean guest injured his finger while closing a balcony door. Since the ship received no other damage besides the damage porthole that was repaired, the vessel continued on the scheduled itinerary and arrived back in PortMiami on Saturday morning.

MSC Divina recently returned from the Mediterranean and is once again sailing year round to the Caribbean from PortMiami.  The 4,000 passenger, 139,000 GT cruise ship was on a seven night cruise to the Eastern Caribbean with port stops in St. Thomas, San Juan, and Nassau.

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Cruise News Two Passengers Injured After Freak Wave Hits Cruise Ship

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