UPDATE Wednesday: The four that were injured were all crew members. They were treated in the ships medical facility so it looks like they weren’t severe. No passengers were injured at all. The same could not be said of the ship however. The next voyage set to sail on January 18th, has now been canceled. She will reenter service on January 31st.

Four people are confirmed to have been injured after a huge wave hit the 6,130grt Silver Explorer off while on her way to Antarctica. The 1A ice classed vessel had set sail at the beginning of the year from Ushuaia with 130 passengers onboard when she sailed into a storm. 8 meter swells had been battering the ship when one window on the bridge blew out.

Silversea Cruises released this statement:

The vessel has full power and control, with stabilizers in good working order.

She is now on her way back to port.


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