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A large cruise ship has collided with a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy canal in Venice

Cruise Ship Crashes at least 5 people were injured

At least 5 people were injured and no death hopefully, grandeur of the seas after a mediterranean cruise ship crashed italy venice into a tourist boat and a dock in Giudecca Canal in Venice on Sunday. The incident happened at 8:30 am local time when the crew of the MSC Opera reportedly lost control and were unable to stop the vessel’s momentum. The cruise ship was built in 2004 and has a maximum capacity of 2,679 passengers.

Cruise Ship Crashes Into Tourist Boat, Venice, Italy

At any time it happened. Straight away. It was fairly evident there was something wrong when it was even 100 metres away. When I worked on a cruise ship we had to dock further away and get smaller boats into Venice. Seeing loads of other views of this cruise ship crash In Venice. Apparently 4 people reported injured.

Cruise ship collides with Venice tourist boat, injuring four cruise ship crashed italy

Tourists on land could be seen running away as the 13-deck MSC Opera scraped along the dockside, its engine blaring, before knocking into a tourist boat, amateur video footage posted on Twitter showed. Five people were slightly injured in the accident at San Basilio-Zattere in Venice’s Giudecca Canal, port authorities said.

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