Louis Majesty’s Incident Video – AIS Data Plotted

Mike Schuler
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March 4, 2010

Shown above, AIS provider VT Explorer plots the cruise ship Louis Majesty’s path as it encountered rough sea’s on March 3rd, 2010 (click image for high resolution).  VT Explorer tells us:

An abnormally high waves (6-8 m) hit the cruise ship “Louis Majesty” (former “Norwegian Majesty”) carrying 2000 people in the Mediterranean sea on March 3rd, 2010. The waves have smashed glass windshields killed two and wounded fourteen passengers according to the official news reports. The killed passengers were identified as a German and an Italian man.

“Louis Majesty” was sailing from Barcelona to Genoa.According to our archive records the accident has happened on March 3rd, 14:20 UTC around the following location.

Latitude: 41°55′ N  Longitude: 3°47′ E

As you can see from video of the incident below, weather was the likely cause of the high waves.  Buoy data off the French coast reported winds reaching 45 mph.

Thanks to forum member “kp12” for pointing us to this in the forum.


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