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Carnival Cruise’s newest ship crashes into dock

No injuries were reported after the 133,596-tons, 1,055 feet long Carnival Horizon smashed into the Pier 90 dock in New York City.

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Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship ended an eight-night cruise in the Caribbean on a bumpy note Tuesday morning, when struck a dock on Manhattan’s West Side.

No injuries were reported after the 133,596-tons, 1,055 feet long Carnival Horizon, which went into service in May, struck in the Pier 90 dock while berthing at Pier 88 at West 50th Street.

Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen told The Post that “the impact on the bow of the ship was small.”

“There is no impact on our disembarkation process this morning and embarkation for today sailing is expected to continue as normal,” he said in a statement via e-mail.

“Assessments of the pier are currently underway. The US Coast Guard and other authorities have reported,” he added.

The coast guard said that the investigation into the cause of the incident, in which he is an “allision,” usually described as the operation of a ship in the other, which is stationary.

The city’s Department of Buildings was called to the scene at 711 12th Ave. conducting a structural stability inspection.

According to a preliminary investigation, the Horizon damaged two metal support beams and a small part of the parking level above, buildings rep Andrew Rudansky said.

“Ports America has brought in contractors to make repairs,” he said, referring to the terminal operator.

Carnival spokesman Vance Gulliksen told The Post that “the impact on the bow of the ship was small.”

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The 3,960-passenger ship was scheduled to begin on another eight-day cruise later on Tuesday – on the road to San Juan, Puerto Rico, Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic and the turks and Caicos islands, according to cruiseradio.net.

Carnival Horizon will eventually move to her new home port of Miami, where six – and eight-night Caribbean cruises.

The ship was struck by a tragedy earlier this month when a member of the crew was found dead during a call on Grand Turk, according to cruisehive.com.

The employee, who, as Ravi Singh Bisht, has worked in the Culinary Arts Department since joining the company in 2012, according to a letter from Carnival posted on the site.

His cause of death is not available.

This article originally appeared on the New York Post.

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