A 62-year-old American woman was killed and four others were injured when a rogue wave, estimated to have been about 30 feet high, smashed into the side of her cruise ship heading to the Antarctic Tuesday night, CBS News reports.
The Viking Polaris was sailing south, off the Argentinian coast, when the wave hit. Photos of the ship after it pulled into a port show damage to a series of windows on the starboard side close to the stern of the ship. The woman who died was in one of those rooms and was killed by flying glass.
The Viking Polaris is a 665-foot, 30,000-ton cruise ship that went into service in earlier this year. It’s part of Viking Cruise Lines’ new “Expedition” package of cruises focusing on routes in the Arctic and Antarctic.