A terrifying travel experience for cruise ship passengers nearing Victoria’s Ogden Point last week.
Video taken on board the Carnival Legend was posted on social media of passengers struggling to keep their balance on the suddenly listing ship.
Another video shows water pouring onto the deck from the swimming pools on board.
According to on-line reports, posted on the website Cruise Law News, the ship, on it’s way from Alaska to Seattle, was near Ogden point, about 6:15 on Monday. August 29th when it made a sharp tilt.
Passengers reported food, cups and napkins sliding off tables and items falling off shelves inside cabins.
Carnival Cruise Line spokesperson, Jennifer De La Cruz said in a statement, “the ship experienced a technical issue related to the starboard steering gear which caused the vessel to list unexpectedly”.
“At no point were guests or crew in danger.”
After about 3 or 4 minutes, the ship was righted and it’s speed slowed.
There were no reported injuries but the ship arrived at Victoria two hours behind schedule and all shore excursions were cancelled.
The Carnival Legend arrived as scheduled in Seattle on Tuesday and is said to be operating normally.