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Watch As Cruise Liner Runs Into New Year ‘Bomb Cyclone’ Off US East Coast

17th January 2018
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The Norwegian Breakaway sailed into the severe storm system earlier this month The Norwegian Breakaway sailed into the severe storm system earlier this month Photo: Wikimedia

#CruiseLiners - The ‘bomb cyclone’ that hit the US east coast over New Year’s was bad news for one cruise liner that tried to beat the odds — but ended up right in the thick of it.

According to Mashable, the most up-to-date forecasts for the major storm system at time of departure put the Norwegian Cruise Line vessel’s course from the Bahamas to New York straight through the worst of the weather.

But the captain and crew of the Norwegian Breakaway set sail regardless, cruising along what they may have thought to have been the westernmost edge of the storm to minimise disturbance from waves.

But just 24 hours into the four-day voyage, conditions on board the ship had broken down – with flooding in common areas and waves of seasickness among the thousands of passengers on board, many of whom abandoned their cabins after being flung from their beds by the vessel’s listing.

Mashable has much more on the story HERE.

MacDara Conroy

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MacDara Conroy is a contributor covering all things on the water, from boating and wildlife to science and business

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