New storm upset ferry travel
December 15, 2011
Passengers on board the ferry Bergensfjord this week had an extremely difficult voyage between Stavanger and Hirtshals in Denmark. Not only were they severely delayed, but some were injured after sailing into another severe storm at sea.
Several passengers on the Bergensfjord suffered sprained wrists, bruising and rib damage during the rough crossing. They were also 17-and-a-half hours late arriving at their destination.
It was the latest in a series of storms off the coast of southwestern Norway in the past week. Enormous waves in the Skagerrak also caused problems for the fast ferry SuperSpeed, which sails between Kristiansand and Hirsthals. Its captain ultimately chose to turn around when the rough seas sent dishes and other loose objects flying off tables and potentially causing injury.
Views and News staff