Pleasure cruise hits really, really rough seas with spectacular results [video]

Let’s face it, any form of transport has its risks. With planes, you have the omnipresent threat of mechanical failure sending you hurtling to your doom – or in a less catastrophic scenario, severe turbulence throwing you out of your seat. Boats sometimes catch on fire, sink, or do what you see in this CCTV video from a Pacific Sun cruise ship.

It almost looks fun, until you start thinking that all of the furniture flying around could actually be dangerous – which is about the same time as it switches to the ship’s engineering bay, where you see a worker narrowly avoiding being squished by some pipes, a cabinet and a fork lift.

What’s interesting is that the worker in question wonders into the frame for a second, instantly realizes what is going on and gets out of the way in the nick of time – which indicates to me that this is something that happens from time to time rather than just an isolated incident.


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C.S. Magor is the editor-in-chief and a reporter at large for We Interrupt and Uberreview. He currently resides in the Japanese countryside approximately two hours from Tokyo - where he has spent the better part of a decade testing his hypothesis that Japan is neither as quirky nor as interesting as others would have you believe.
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