Onboard MV LOUIS MAJESTY. Photo © Peter Knego Feburary 18, 2010

March 3: While on a twelve night cruise from Genoa and Marseilles to the Western Mediterranean, the MV LOUIS MAJESTY, carrying 1350 passengers and 580 crew members, was struck by 26 foot tall waves, breaking windows in a public area on Deck 5 in the forward portion of the ship, resulting in the deaths of two passengers (one German and the other Italian) and the slight injury of fourteen others. The cruise ship is now returning safely to the port of Barcelona and the on board medical team is providing care to the injured. Please click here for video footage shot onboard the LOUIS MAJESTY just two weeks ago for MaritimeMatters Sea Treks blogspot. Click here for Peter Knego’s LOUIS MAJESTY to Iberia blog