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cruising-nightmare

For most, the notion of a bad time on a luxurious vacation aboard a cruise ship is eating some rotten shellfish at a local port.  For the unlucky passengers aboard the British cruise ship Balmoral, their 10 days of basking in the lap of luxury went awry when the cruise ship encountered 50 ft. seas and 60 mph gale force nine winds.  The Balmoral encountered the rough seas when attempting to transit the Bay of Biscay during a storm.  According to reports, two passengers had to be taken to a hospital in Spain with broken bones.

Pictures Of The Storm – Bay Of Biscay

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Images via the Daily Mail

Balmoral Storm Video

UPDATE:  gCaptain commenter “opaco” was kind enough to point us to some more photos and even video of the Balmoral in rough seas.  You can find them at funkoffizier.wordpress.com.

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  • http://bowramp.blogspot.com/ William Powell

    I remember running into a storm in the Bay of Biscay in '73. It beat the snot out of our ship for three days. Fortunately no injuries.

  • http://bowramp.blogspot.com William Powell

    I remember running into a storm in the Bay of Biscay in '73. It beat the snot out of our ship for three days. Fortunately no injuries.

  • http://opaco.org/ opaco

    The guy who took these photos posted also a short video in his blog, named el mar que gran tema para hablar… where i saw them first :)

  • http://opaco.org opaco

    The guy who took these photos posted also a short video in his blog, named el mar que gran tema para hablar… where i saw them first :)

  • Mike

    Thanks opaco! I will update with the link.

  • Mike

    Thanks opaco! I will update with the link.

  • http://www.oceanweatherservices.com/ Fredwx

    Here is the wave analysis for Jan 20th when the pics were taken

  • http://www.oceanweatherservices.com Fredwx

    Here is the wave analysis for Jan 20th when the pics were taken

  • fredwx

    The link did not show up so here it is again

    http://archive.atmos.colostate.edu/data/misc/PJAA

  • fredwx

    The link did not show up so here it is again

    http://archive.atmos.colostate.edu/data/misc/PJAA

  • ben

    great photos, it's a shame that people where hurt!

  • ben

    great photos, it's a shame that people where hurt!

  • Anteli

    Balmeral sailed in storm was very Dangerous.
    Some peoples cived hurt and in ship was big disarray.
    Dangerous Situation was this:( :/

  • Anteli

    Balmeral sailed in storm was very Dangerous.
    Some peoples cived hurt and in ship was big disarray.
    Dangerous Situation was this:( :/

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