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Freak wave causes minor damage to MSC Divina; cruise unaffected

Freak wave causes minor damage to MSC Divina; cruise unaffected

MSC Cruises advises that at 2340 local time Thursday evening, a freak wave struck the side of MSC Divina as she was sailing from San Juan (Puerto Rico) to Nassau (Bahamas), damaging a small cabin porthole.

One of two Mexican guests staying in the cabin sustained minor abrasions, while an Argentinean guest in another cabin slightly injured a finger when closing a balcony door, said the cruise line.
 
Onboard technicians immediately sealed the damaged porthole and as a further precaution, MSC Cruises has given alternative cabins to the guests from the affected cabin and those adjacent to it.
 
MSC Divina remains completely seaworthy having sustained no other damage, is continuing her itinerary and was due to arrive in Nassau, Bahamas, at 0830 Friday, as scheduled.

MSC Divina returned to PortMiami earlier this month having spent the summer sailing in the Med. The ship is currently on the first cruise of her regular seven day eastern and western Caribbean programme out of Florida.

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