Watch a Massive Cruise Ship Break Away From Its Dock Amid Heavy Winds

Dec 19, 2018

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Arcadia, a massive cruise ship that belongs to cruise company P&O, broke free from its dock in Bermuda early Monday morning amid strong winds in the region.

Video from the Port of Bermuda’s webcam situated on the dock shows the powerful winds pushing the huge ship away from its mooring in the wee hours of Dec. 17. The cruise liner can be seen drifting out to sea in the video at about 2:53am. Arcadia was reportedly mid-voyage when it broke away from the dock, so passengers were likely on board, along with the crew who jump into action to bring the ship back to port, Newsweek reports.

According to P&O’s website, Arcadia is a mid-sized “adults only” cruise ship, which can carry up to 2,388 passengers and 869 crew. The vessel first entered service in 2005, but since has been retrofitted with updates to the its suites, bars, food court and other public areas. Arcadia sails to destinations all over the globe, including a 99-night Western circumnavigation voyage.

Newsweek says the ship floated sideways for a short period of time before the crew was able to regain control.

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