Norwegian Escape battered by wind, several passengers injured

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Cruise Ship Battered by Wind, Several Passengers Injured

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Passengers on board the Norwegian Escape had a rough ride Sunday night.

Officials with the cruise line said a "sudden, extreme gust of wind, estimated at 100 knots," hit the ship just before midnight Sunday, the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

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Several people were hurt, but they were treated by the ship's medical staff. The ship did not sustain any damage due to the wind, company officials said.

Some on the ship took to social media to say "chairs, tables, glass, people went flying to one side of the ship," the newspaper reported.

The ship was at the start of a seven-night trip out of New York City, on the way to the first stop at Port Canaveral, the Sun Sentinel reported.