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HX’s Maud en route to Germany after encounter with rogue wave

HX's Maud is sailing to Bremerhaven in Germany where its passengers will be disembarked
HX’s Maud is en route to Germany, after a rogue wave struck the vessel, leading to a power outage.

Maud reported the temporary loss of power Thursday afternoon following the incident. The vessel, which has capacity for 266 passengers and 131 crew, was sailing towards London Tilbury from Florø in Norway at the time.

No serious injuries 

A spokesperson for HX (formerly Hurtigruten Expeditions) told Seatrade Cruise, ‘... At this time, the ship has confirmed that no serious guest or crew injuries have been sustained as a result of the incident. The condition of the ship remains stable and the crew are able to sail under their own power.’ 

Safety checks 

The route was subsequently adjusted, with HX explaining, ‘Following ongoing safety checks and technical assessments, given the weather conditions, we decided to amend the planned sailing route. 

‘Across the fleet, there are thorough operational protocols in place and we always prioritise the safety of those on board. The ship is currently sailing to Bremerhaven, Germany for disembarkation.’

HX are working to arrange onward travel back home for passengers on board.