Hundreds of passengers are to depart a P&O cruise ship early after it collided with one other boat throughout extreme climate in Palma de Mallorca.
MV Britannia reportedly got here free from its mooring through the storm and was concerned in a bump with one other vessel on Sunday.
A small quantity of individuals sustained minor accidents and had been cared for by the onboard medical centre, a P&O Cruises spokesperson mentioned.
Inspections revealed that one of the lifeboats sustained structural points and can’t be repaired onboard, the spokesperson added.
This implies the ship has to return to Southampton with a decreased quantity of passengers.
It’s understood 321 individuals can be flying home early.
A P&O Cruises spokesperson mentioned: “On Sunday August 27, P&O Cruises Britannia was impacted by extreme climate when alongside in Palma de Mallorca.
“Following inspections, our third-party surveyor has confirmed that one of Britannia’s lifeboats has sustained structural points and can’t be repaired onboard.
“We’re so sorry however these extraordinary circumstances imply that the ship is required, by maritime regulation, to return to Southampton with a decreased quantity of individuals on board.
“A restricted quantity of company and crew on board have been suggested that they are going to be leaving the ship and can be returned to Southampton (or their start line) by flight and switch.
“The company remaining on board can be in a position to benefit from the leisure and actions scheduled for the rest of their journey.”