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Wave Of Seasickness As Pleasure Cruise Turns Sour In Poor Weather

12th September 2017
The MV Balmoral, seen here in its usual waters in Bristol, was built in 1945 and most recently refit in 2015 The MV Balmoral, seen here in its usual waters in Bristol, was built in 1945 and most recently refit in 2015 Photo: Rodw/Wikimedia

#Seasick - A pleasure cruise on the Irish Sea at the weekend turned sour when severe weather prompted a wave of seasickness.

Mail Online reports that some passengers on board the MV Balmoral were vomiting for up to six hours as they were ‘thrown around like rag dolls’ on the decks of the vintage liner.

The trouble began when the excursion ship hit choppy waters an hour into its passage from Liverpool to Llandudno in North Wales.

After two hours of violent lurching in the water, the ship’s 390 passengers were told they would not be docking in Llandudno due to the severe conditions — meaning another three hours of ‘torture’ at sea as the vessel returned to Liverpool.

An elderly woman was tended to by paramedics on arrival as the rest of those on board recovered from their ordeal back on dry land.

One passenger wrote on social media in the aftermath: “I have never seen so many strangers throwing up in front of each other.”

Mail Online has much more on the story HERE.

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MacDara Conroy

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