PASSENGERS on a cruise ship caught in stormy waters have been seen calmly carrying on boozing as water flooded the decks round them.
Footage posted on-line confirmed the scene on-board the ship, regarded as P&O’s Ventura, as it tried to dock at Cherbourg, France on Saturday.
Photographs out the the window of the ship present large swells and uneven seas, whereas on-board water is thrown from a swimming pool within the ships atrium.
Passengers are seen gathered around the pool to observe, whereas others sit calmly in a close-by bar as water laps spherical their toes.
Calum Lawson, a marine engineer who posted the footage, wrote: “Finest a part of this video is the quantity of typical Brits so un-phased by any hazard that happens as a result of ‘they’re on their jollies’ and nothing can spoil that… b****** ships flooding man.
“Work on cruises ships they said… itll be fun they said. (1 storm later): There’s the pool gone.”
The tweet has obtained 25,000 likes and three,000 retweets since being posted and attracted a flurry of feedback.
“Sitting tight and holding on to their beer,” wrote one lady.
“Why is no one freaking out?” mentioned one other.
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Ventura is the second largest of P&O’s seven cruise ships, and might accommodate as much as 3,192 passengers.
Alison White-Sheen, 68, from Chichester, was consuming espresso close to the pool together with her husband when the waves began.
She advised MailOnline that workers had drained the swimming pool following the flooding, however that it was “a little late as most of the water had already gone over the decks”.
“After talking to someone the next day who was at reception, she had to hold on and stood with her legs a stride to balance herself,” she mentioned.
“She additionally mentioned that a few of the workers have been very scared and one of many girl workers was in tears.
“I do not actually know the way lengthy the storm carried on for – about an hour.
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“They turned the ship – something to do with balancing the ship.”
Another woman said that ship was eventually forced to give up trying to port, so instead “just pottered around in the English Channel until it was time to dock in Southampton”.
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