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Venice to divert cruise ships away from the city center, following the MSC Opera to crash

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The ship’s owner, said that there was a mechanical issue when trying to dock.

Decision-makers in Venice, Italy, will have to move in order to begin the diversion of large cruise ships docking in the historic city, after the tragic crash of the MSC Opera, a liner, in the month of June.

Officials announced the news on Thursday, TravelPulse reports that, with the change of the building’s power at the end of September.

According to the outlet, and the passengers of the cruise ships, the ever-popular destination, expect that the call to the ports, closer to the Italian mainland, but still within the lagoon, including the Fusina and Climb terminals,” we have big plans for the coming year.

The MSC Opera is a cruise liner, is due to a tourist boat after a collision in the Venice, Italy, on June 2, 2019. (Vigili del Fuoco, via AP)

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“The goal is to produce about one-third of the cruise ships are already booked on the Venice to new places by 2020,” the Italian minister of transport, Danilo Toninelli, said of the update. “We’re talking about the big ships for 15 years, and nothing has been done about it. These floating palaces, from the start, to go somewhere else.”

Pino Musolino, the president of the northern Adriatic Sea and the rotterdam port authority, echoed similar sentiments, according to the Daily mail.

“With the increasing size of the ships, and their impact on the environment in the vicinity of the harbor and the ‘last’ that is, the increase in the number of tourists,… were the creation of a climate of conflict,” Mussolino is described in a letter sent to the related port authority.

On the 2nd of June, several people were killed or wounded, in Venice, after a huge, out-of-control celebrity Cruises ship crashed into one of the tourist river boat from the embankment, tourists ran in panic as the ship’s horn blared.

Tourists walk in the vicinity of the st. mark’s square in Venice, Italy, in August of this year and 2017, in a photo file. (Ap)

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The crash happened around 8:30 p.m., on the Giudecca Canal, a major thoroughfare that leads up to the famous st. mark’s square.

In the northern Italian city is a popular place for both tourists and the cruise ships, especially during the summer season.

Overtourism, it is a growing concern for the Venetian legislation, with about 30 million visitors flock to the city each year, Newsweek reports. Venice has a population of about 55,000.

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In the past few months, the Venetian government officials have begun charging fees for day-tripping tourists, which is a first for Italy.

Fox News, Travis Fedschun, contributed to this report.

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