Cruise ship encounters heavy seas in Drake Passage, loses power to one engine

Mike Schuler
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December 8, 2010

Check out this video of the Antarctic cruise ship, Clelia II, as it “limps” back to Argentina in heavy seas.  The vessel, with 100 passengers and 60 crew, lost power to one engine after being hit by a massive wave while transiting the Drake Passage on its way back from the Antarctic Peninsula.

The Clelia II is operated by Polar Cruises out of Bend, Oregon.

gCaptain forum member, c.captain has some strong statements about voyages such as this.  Join the discussion in the gCaptain forum HERE.

Check out more coverage of cruise ships in rough seas.

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