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Norwegian cruise ship lists, due to 'Extreme gust of wind' injuring passengers

Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: Mar 08, 2019 09:58 AM EST

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 Norwegian cruise ship lists, due to 'Extreme gust of wind' injuring passengers

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Several passengers aboard the Norwegian Escape cruise ship were injured Sunday when what cruise officials described as a "sudden, extreme gust of wind" made the ship list.

In a series of tweets, Norwegian cruise officials said the 20-deck ship suddenly tilted just before midnight Sunday under the force of an unexpected gale topping 100 knots, or about 115 mph. 

"Two years ago, I was on (a cruise): 70 mph winds all throughout the night, just a bad storm. And those two minutes were worse than that whole night," Boston resident Cam Dube said Tuesday afternoon, shortly after the ship docked at Terminal 10 at Port Canaveral.

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