Hurricane Sandy: Cruise Ships in the Storm

How cruise ships are weathering out the storm that is pounding the Atlantic Coast.
3:00 | 10/29/12

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Everyone on shore is braced for sandy. But it's also making some very dangerous waves -- see we -- for the 24 foot waves -- the New Jersey coast -- off the South Carolina coast and out to 32 feet. So what does this all mean for passengers onboard cruise ships in the storm's path right now -- -- Dan Harris is back with more on that -- Good morning again sir this storm is making life very complicated for people who run the cruise industry they're delaying departures and arrivals as we speak. It is also tricky of course to the people on those cruise ships in fact we just up the phone. With the captain a man named veto -- Leone of carnival miracle he ship is right near the storms. Sandy is turning up the -- up and down the coast and but she's also making waves out in the ocean more than thirty feet high. Here's -- -- can look like this ship was cruising up the coast of Spain 2005. When a freak wave. More than seventy feet tall crashed into the cruise liner reaching the tenth floor. Right now there appear to be five cruise ships in the waters that sandy is churning. They're navigating through computers whether. And but it you know there's an issue that -- very careful. I don't Luna -- numerical explorer of this sees the Norwegian jewel and the queen Mary two heading to United Kingdom. In 2010 that clearly had to endured thirty of forty foot waves -- it went through the Drake Passage. Relocated -- capital again. We don't with a great story about not they shipped out in the water right now are being forced to re route and attempt to ride out the -- some cruise lines have even canceled trips. So can cruise ships withstand the force of -- -- that's the question a lot of people might have the goal of the cruise industry. Is to never find out they always take major precautions they sell hundreds of miles away from these stars but even then. The ship's steel deal with a rough seas in fact we just talked of passenger just got the phoned them this morning. He got up a ship that was near the storm zone yesterday he said there were a lot of people on there. Who got very very -- but what -- -- -- hearing from his name is Daniel and dad he was on the ship before gays and he just got -- yesterday he says he still feeling sick and he told us quote everybody onboard. Six I think -- magic again thanks very much.

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