Cruise ship ‘mishap’ could have been avoided

It has become common place in many tragic weather-related stories: the disastrous weather was deemed unpredictable. In case you haven’t heard, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship was on its way to the Bahamas and sailed into 30-foot waves and hurricane force winds. The ship was damaged and the passengers were shaken. The response from the ships captain is what has some of us in the meteorological community broiling, …”Everyone is questioning how we got into that situation, but weather can be unpredictable so who knows,” he said. “Most people were just complaining about how hungry they were Monday morning,” he said. The…