Benjamin Talbot witnessed the drama when the Norwegian Sun hit an iceberg – and had to return to Seattle for repairs.
CNN reports That the ship was on its way to Hubbard Glacier in Alaska when it encountered a portion of an iceberg, also known as “rumbling.”
The ship sustained damage in the forward part of the starboard side, but was deemed safe enough to sail calmly to Seattle where the ship had to be repaired.
American Benjamin Talbot was on board when the collision occurred.
He filmed the engagement and the video has been shared multiple times on social media and now has over 30 million views – watch the video here:
In the video, we hear Talbot saying “Oh my God! Titanic 2.0».
Talbot told VG that at first he only heard a loud bang, as if someone had closed the door. He says it felt like a heavy pressure on the shoulder.
– When I started filming, I was shocked by the size of the iceberg when it turned around. It was the size of two buses! VG says.
On top of that, he adds, the staff on board were very reassuring and made the whole experience even better.
to AP He says that after the collision, many of the guests on the ship decided to throw a party to lift the mood.
According to the US Coast Guard, no one was hurt after the encounter with the iceberg.
Norwegian Sun, owned by Norwegian Cruise Line, is a cruise ship whose main port was Seattle. The ship travels from Seattle to Alaska and offers cruises where the Alaskan glaciers are, among other things, a major attraction. The ship is registered in the Bahamas.
Norwegian Cruise Line was founded in 1966 by Norwegian Knut Kloster, but was later sold and now has American owners.
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