Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas will be returning to its homeport in New Jersey by early Wednesday. Then it’s expected that the investigators may start on finding answers to the questions in everybody’s mind.
- “The thing about this storm was that it was forecast for days. So why in the world would a cruise ship with thousands of passengers go sailing right into it?” Nelson said Monday on the Senate floor.
- The National Weather Service’s Ocean Prediction Center had issued the first warning on Saturday for possible hurricane-force winds in the area the ship was scheduled to sail through.
- Royal Caribbean said in a statement the ship experienced ‘extreme wind and sea conditions’ that were not expected.
- Captain Claus Andre Anderson and cruise director Abe Hughes reported to have posted a video to YouTube yesterday saying the storm was much more intense than originally predicted. ‘I have never seen a low-pressure (storm) that was not forecast anything near like what we experienced. ‘It developed so quickly. And that’s the thing, it just became so intensified in eight or nine hours. It goes from being nothing to a full-blown storm,’ Captain Anderson said in the video.
- Ryan Maue, a digital meteorologist for WeatherBell Analytics, told NJ.com he couldn’t believe that was true.
‘The storm was well forecast by many different weather models from every agency’.
‘This situation is no different in practice to purposely sailing a vessel into the path of a rapidly developing Category one or two hurricane’.
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Source: Daily Mail