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Oceania Cruises ship is blown to sea by high winds in Scotland

The ship was halfway through a 12-day cruise in the united kingdom and Ireland.

(Twitter @scottjammy80)

Passengers on a Pacific Cruise ship got a fright on Wednesday, when powerful storm winds tore the ship from its anchors and pushed him in the sea with people still on board.

On Sept. 19, Storm Ali huge wind ripped the Nautica, a nearly 600 metres of 30,000 tons ship, from the port in Greenock, Scotland. According to Business Insider, the Nautica was half-way up a 12-day cruise in the united kingdom and Ireland.

Update of Oceania Cruises: This afternoon, while next to the port of Greenock, Nautica encountered very strong winds, which resulted in the parting of mooring lines and the ship to be detached from the dock. All guests and crew safe and no injuries. pic.twitter.com/58RCG6hnef

— Katie Hunter (@KatieHunterBBC) September 19, 2018

Videos and pictures of the surprising event has quickly spread across the social media.

@SeanBattySTV Nautica in the middle of the Clyde in Greenock. She broke loose from her berth at Greenock Ocean Terminal. pic.twitter.com/4ktM2JwhQC

— Tracey J Howe (@TraceyJHowe) September 19, 2018

pic.twitter.com/Ehxzbkt2fL

— Scott J (@scottjammy80) September 19, 2018

“All guests and crew on board are safe and there were no injuries. Tugboats are called in to assist and the vessel is currently being held at the anchor, with a pilot of the port authorities on board,” a rep for the cruise line confirmed to Fox News on the incident.

“478 guests and 26 crew members ashore and is cared for by the shore operational teams, until the conditions are safe enough for the vessel to be returned to the passenger terminal,” she added.

It remains unclear at this time how many people were on board the ship was pushed out to sea.

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As of Thursday morning, the Nautica, was launched in Belfast, a port along the voyage, Oceania Cruises spokesman confirmed to Fox News.

Storm Ali has brought wind gusts up to 90 km / h to Scotland and battering other parts of the united kingdom and Ireland, downing trees and leaving thousands without power.

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According to the BBC, Ali is currently lashing the united kingdom with winds up to 100 km / h. Two people have died in the storm’s path.

Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle. Follow her on Twitter via @JaninePuhak

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