Watch: Anthem of the Seas Near Hurricane Hermine

By MarEx 2016-09-05 19:41:05

Passengers report feeling seasick as Anthem of the Seas sailed through stormy seas they believe were associated with Hurricane Hermine on Sunday.

The Bermuda-bound cruise ship left Bayonne, New Jersey, on Friday and was reported a few hundred miles off the East Coast Sunday night, southeast of Cape Cod, according to ship tracking site Cruisemapper. 

The motion was rough enough that passengers had to hold onto handrails as they moved around the ship, with one passenger estimating 40-foot swells.
 
Royal Caribbean has issued a statement saying that the boat is safely sailing to Bermuda in winds of about 40 mph — the minimum wind speed threshold for a tropical storm — and was more than 140 miles from the center of the storm.
 
"Earlier today, our captain informed guests that we had experienced higher winds and gusts for a two to three hour period," the cruise line said.

Anthem of the Seas was damaged in February after it was caught up in a storm with 122 mph winds off the coast of North Carolina. Four people were injured during the trip.

The vessel also made headlines in July when a boy nearly drowned in a pool on board.