For the past few days the world has been discussing the death of an 85 year old man who was killed when a cruise ship he was on was struck by a “freak wave.” It may come as a surprise that a cruise ship would sail in rough waters, considering that modern technology has given cruise companies vast capabilities of determining weather conditions in advance. Still, cruise companies seemingly routinely tempt mother nature, and sail in the midst of terrible storms. Take a look at this video for example:
This is one of the most dramatic examples of a cruise ship sailing in rough waters that anyone will ever see. One can only imagine the horrible conditions aboard the ship during this ordeal. What these incidents go to show is that cruise operators need to be more cognizant, and more careful, when deciding to sail in rough waters.