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MSC Grandiosa cruise ship crashes into pier on the island of Sicily

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Celebrity Cruises’ new Grandiosa ship crashed into a pier as it tried to dock in Palermo, Sicily, italy, at around 8:30 on a Monday morning. No injuries were reported in relation to the accident.

On Dec. 30, in the 1,085-foot ocean liner, collided with a harbour, if it is moved to the docking station on the Italian island, Maritime Bulletin reports. The cruise ship is on the port side of the stern, above the waterline sustained damage in the crash.

Celebrity Cruises’ new Grandiosa ship crashed into a pier as it tried to dock in Palermo, Sicily, italy, at around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 30.
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As you can see in the videos that have already cropped up on YouTube, just around the corner from the pier and the wall is coated with a collision, the Grandiosa, too.

“No, no!” a witness could be heard shouted in the background.

It is not clear at this time whether the crash was a breach of the hull of the vessel, The Sun reports, even though the Grandiosa remained at the dock with no problem. The crash reportedly occurred in the midst of a strong wind.

According to the outlet, a spokesman for the cruise line has confirmed that it will ship on the present course, will remain the same.

Of the 1,085-foot ocean liner, collided with a harbour, if it is moved to the docking station on the Italian island.
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“The MSC Grandiosa experienced a slight allision at the port of Palermo. Because of the reasons we are still investigating, and the ship departed, while the prussians along the river and lightly grazed the end of the wharf with his back,” a rep for celebrity Cruises, told the Sun on Monday. “Although it is to be pointed out by a number of passengers, or the people, and that there was never any danger to guests or crew on board, and there has been no impact on the environment.”

The statement goes on to say: “As a result of the grazing, and we’ve had some minor repairs already completed by the beginning of the afternoon. While the ship was ready to sail, we will not be able to leave Palermo, and with a slight delay. The route will remain the same.

“MSC Cruises is emphasized that the MSC is Grandiosa, it is completely reliable and safe to ride. For our guests, and the members of the crew, and the safety will always be our number one priority.”

A spokesman for the cruise line, it is not immediately available to provide further comment.

“Because of the reasons we are still investigating, and the ship departed, while the prussians along the river and lightly grazed the end of the wharf with his back,” a rep for the celebrity Cruises said.
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Grandiosa is only in service on Oct. 31, and took him on his first trip in the last month. In terms of capacity, the new ship is said to be the second largest ship in the world.

A list of pages that describes the liner as the MSC’s most innovative ship to date, with space for up to 6,297 passengers and 1,700 crew members per Cruise Critic. The Grandiosa, also has 11 restaurants, and 21 bars, and the Cirque-du-Soleil-the-Sea performances are among the attractions.

The Grandiosa and ports of calls are Barcelona, Spain; Marseille, France; Genoa and Rome, Italy; Palermo, it; and Valetta, Malta.

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Back in July, and the MSC Cruises’ Opera, the ship crashed into a dock in Venice, Italy, leaving several people injured. And just two weeks ago, and the two Carnival Cruise Line ships were in port in Cozumel, Mexico, with several people reporting minor injuries.

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