‘Rogue wave’ kills American woman, injures four on Antarctic cruise

‘Rogue wave’ kills American woman, injures four on Antarctic cruise
# 03 December 2022 14:00 (UTC +04:00)

One passenger was killed and four injured when a “rogue wave” hit their cruise ship during a storm earlier this week, APA reports citing CNN.

The passengers had been taking an Antarctic cruise aboard the Viking Polaris when it was hit by the storm as it sailed towards Ushuaia, Argentina, late on Tuesday evening.

The storm caused a giant wave that broke several panes of glass on the cruise ship and these fell onto and killed an American woman.

Viking Cruises confirmed in a statement issued Saturday that the ship had been hit by a “rogue wave” – a type of wave the US National Ocean Service describes as being “greater than twice the size of surrounding waves.”

“It is with great sadness that we confirmed a guest passed away following the incident,” Viking Cruises said.

It did not reveal the passenger’s name or nationality.

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