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    Huge cruise ship crashes into Venice harbour

    2nd June 2019

    5 hours ago

    A cruise ship has crashed into a dock in Venice, hitting a smaller vessel.

    The MSC Opera, its horns blaring, ploughed into a wharf in San Basilio-Zattere.

    No major injuries have been reported.

    MSC Opera belongs to MSC Cruises.

    Name: MSC Opera
    Owner: MSC Cruises
    Operator: MSC Cruises
    Port of registry: Panama City, Panama
    Route: Cuba & Caribbean
    Builder: Chantiers de l'Atlantique, St. Nazaire, France

    Incidents

    In May 2010, one week after a similar incident on board the MSC Orchestra, UK Border Agency officers at Dover found a large quantity of cocaine concealed in four passenger cabins. Four Latvians and three Lithuanians were later convicted at Canterbury Crown Court and sentenced to a total of 84 years imprisonment.

    On 14 May 2011, MSC Opera suffered engine failure in the Baltic Sea. She was towed to the port of Nynäshamn, south of Stockholm, where passengers were transferred to small boats.

    Around 1,700 passengers were flown home from Stockholm during the day. The ship was without power after the engine failure and internet reports stated that bathrooms were inoperable, causing some sanitation issues. Passengers were given a voucher to cover the cost of the cruise.

    On 17 May 2011, MSC Opera departed Nynäshamn en route to Gdynia in Poland for repairs.

    On 2 June 2019, MSC Opera collided with a riverboat, the River Countess, and the quayside at Venice, Italy. Four people were injured, none seriously.



    The incident has lead to renewed demands to ban large cruise ships from Venice.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSC_Opera
    MSC Cruises (Italian: MSC Crociere) is a global cruise line registered in Switzerland and based in Geneva. It was founded in Naples, Italy in 1960. MSC Cruises is the world's largest privately held cruise company, employing about 23,500 people worldwide and having offices in 45 countries as of 2017. MSC Cruises is part of the Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (MSC), the world's second biggest container shipping operator. MSC Cruises is the fourth largest cruise company in the world, after Carnival Corporation & plc, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings with a 7.2% share of all passengers carried in 2017.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MSC_Cruises
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-...venice-harbour



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