Monday, 3 November 2014

Royal Caribbean International: Explorer of the Seas damaged by rogue wave

Royal Caribbean International: Explorer of the Seas damaged by rogue wave

Photo: Ocean Liner Pictures

The 311 meter-long cruise ship Explorer of the Seas (commissioning September 2000), the US shipping company Royal Caribbean International, was today taken early around 5 clock of an approximately 12-meter high rogue wave while partially damaged.

What force can put in such enormous wave, demonstrates a photo that is currently in circulation. It shows a total of 26 lifeboats, which are located between the top 4 and 5. The impact was so violent that one of the boats apparently triggered by the davits and hit the promenade deck. One can question the right, what would have happened if several lifeboats would have been affected and used in a possible evacuation of up to 3,114 passengers and 1,180 crew members.

Was injured, according to initial information nobody. Only a few elevators and automatic sliding doors to deck 4 aft fell out temporarily, so that an ordinary thrust succeeded in sea water in the board inside. Currently the ship is on the way to the safe haven of St. Maarten. At the moment it is assumed that the Explorer of the Seas is the continuous routes expire as scheduled.
Video below show's the moment a rouge wave hits the ship.
 Video of the damaged caused