On Monday, the cruise ship St. Maarten, the largest vessel in the Mediterranean, left port in the city of Cap-Haitien, Haiti, with nearly 500 passengers and crew on board.
But the ship was forced to make a detour due to high seas, according to the Associated Press.
The ship’s captain, Manuel Almeida, told CNN the ship’s navigation system was not working properly and the ship ran into rough seas.
He said the ship had no emergency escape plan.
Almeido said the cruise liner is on a planned three-day journey to St. Martin-en-Thien, the capital of Haiti, to pick up more supplies.
Haiti has been hit hard by a devastating earthquake that killed more than 230,000 people.
On Friday, authorities said the death toll from the earthquake has risen to 9,200.
On Sunday, the head of the country’s disaster relief agency, the UN’s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said that the island of Hispaniola, a port city in the northeast of Haiti that was hit by the earthquake, was the only place in the country where there were no reports of fatalities or injuries from the quake.
On Saturday, the U.S. Navy said it had rescued two crew members from the stricken St. Vincent, a vessel in a tugboat that was carrying more than 500 passengers from the port of Cap Haitien to a hospital in the capital.
The sailors were treated for heat exhaustion and hypothermia, the Navy said in a statement.
On Tuesday, the ship, carrying more people than the previous ship to be diverted from Cap-haitien due to the quake, departed Haiti’s port city of Port-au-Prince.