42 injured after cruise liner hit by storm
The vessel's crew reported that 42 passengers have received medical attention after the vessel was hit by the severe weather conditions and suffered a sudden heavy roll around 8pm last night. The vessel, carrying 1732 passengers and 671 crew, was en route to Auckland following an eight day cruise in the South Pacific.
Forty-two people have received medical treatment after their cruise ship rolled sharply in heavy seas caused by the storm sweeping New Zealand.
The storm has lashed New Zealand and is currently drenching the South Island.
P&O cruises said the ship Pacific Sun was hit by 7 metre swells and 50 knot winds when it suddenly rolled 600km north of Auckland just before 8pm yesterday.