The impact of massive waves that struck a cruise ship during a storm off New Zealand have been revealed by CCTV footage posted on the internet.
The Pacific Sun, carrying 1732 passengers and 671 crew, was caught in a severe storm on July 30, 2008, encountering seven-metre swells and 50 knot winds.
CCTV footage appeared on the internet this week showing furniture and passengers being thrown across the interior of the ship by massive waves.
The storm hit just after dark as many were sitting down for dinner. In the video, one woman appears to be knocked out as she is thrown across the room into a support column.
Forty-two passengers were injured in the storm. The worst injuries were a fractured pelvis and fractured wrist, with most of the injured suffering cuts and bruises.
Two New Plymouth women on board the liner told the Taranaki Daily News at the time "it was like being in a disaster movie".
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