July 18, 2006

First Person reports from Cruise Ship incident

This is an amazing example of the power of citizen reporting in this new internet age.

Cruise Critic website is publishing first person reports which were emailed to it from people onboard the disabled cruise ship. It sounds like it was a pretty terrifying situation.

This was probably the scariest moment I have ever experienced. The water came up to the Promenade Deck and actually almost hit the lifeboats. We have heard that the rear and port side of the ship were fairly well in the air.

"The stairwells turned into waterfalls. The gift shops and casino turned into glass and chip graveyards.

"The dining room right now is full of injured people and passenger doctors and nurses are doing whatever they can to help.

Here's the AP story about the incident.

Posted by jackhodgson at July 18, 2006 09:56 PM