Strong Winds Cause Multiple Injuries On Cruise Ship Escape

Strong Winds Cause Multiple Injuries On Cruise Ship Escape


By Spectrum News Staff Brevard County

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. — Unexpected weather caused passengers on a cruise ship to be injured at sea on Sunday, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office and Norwegian Cruise Line.

  • Number of injuries not listed
  • Escape not damaged
  • Cruise ship to return to Port Canaveral around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday

Tod Goodyear, a spokesman for the Sheriff’s Office, told Spectrum News that the Norwegian Cruise Line ship Escape suffered a “weather incident” and that people were injured.

The number of those hurt and the severity of those injuries have not been released.

The company issued in a series of tweets that before midnight on Sunday “several injuries were reported and those guests and crew received immediate attention or are being treated by the ship’s medical staff.”

Norwegian Cruise Line stated that winds at about 100 knots were sudden and caused the Escape to heel to the port side.

The Escape was not damaged.

The Escape is currently heading to Port Canaveral at around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, the company stated.