MS Rotterdam in hurricane

From: Steve
Location: Fredericton, NB
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Date: 09/29/04
Time: 10:01:54 AM


Not quite Great Lakes news but for those interested, cruise ship MS Rotterdam diverted from Europe-NYC into Halifax yesterday with numerous passengers suffering broken bones and cuts/bruises/contusions after she apparently lost power for 3 hours in 20+ metre seas east of Nfld. over the weekend as she sailed through Hurricane Karl. Halifax papers & CBC report incidents of furniture, dishes, etc. all flying around, people thrown from berths clear across cabins. Unsecured pianos creating havoc. Lower portholes were completely underwater as she wallowed around in the swells. Here's the CBC report

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