Glad you're ok, txmom. Why did you have to get out of the buffet area? Did they order everyone out? Did they tell everyone to get to the high side of the ship? Just curious, trying to figure out the need for those actions.
I really can't recall, penny3333, whether the crew or just passengers were telling everyone to go to the other side. Frankly, I didn't think of the need to go outdoors, but I can recall looking at the doorways and seeing like 40 people tryingto get out one door, so there was a big mob by the door. It was so loud you really couldn't hear orders being given, if there were orders. I guess it was just instinct that tells you that if you're going down on one side, go to the other side.
Thanks, txmom, I just wondered. On a sailboat, you normally sit on the low side. I found it totally amazing that out of the 3200 people on board, only 60 were injured. The report I read, which was on the web and could have been incorrect, stated that none were serious injuries and none required the hospital upon return. The modern day cruise ship is truly amazing to me, period.
It's weird, actually, b/c the captain told us on the ship that 3 people would be going to the hospital, but I read the same thing -- 0 passengers went to hospital. Maybe by the time we returned, they were OK. I do have to wonder how many of those 60 were "back and neck" injuries, which of course would be difficult to prove. But there were plenty of people with slings, boots on their legs/feet, in wheelchairs or on crutches, and a few with some cuts that I could see. No life-threatening injuries, which is I guess what they mean by "serious injury". Amazing, you're right.
The medical team must have been swamped. I imagine a lot of those slings and boots were a triage - just to keep potential injuries from worsening until a shoreside hospital could do more detailed examinations.
Yes, txmom, we are glad you are okay. Wow, what a scary experience. I am with you, it might take me a little while to get over that, but not sure it would keep me away too long. One never knows though until they walk in those shoes.
I thought the captain said they had to maneuver the ship 12 degrees to the port side (i.e. turn the wheel, so to speak) but that wasn't a statement of how much the ship listed as a result. From what I've heard or read, it sounds like there's some confusion on that, not thatit really matters. In your experience, are those "degree" statements the same? Just curious b/c I have no idea.