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Looks like Carnival Miracle hit the pier. Here is a link but it doesn't say much.Now it has no ship listed - 1010 WINS like News Radio 88 are both reporting the Spirit
8:46That would be pier 90 just off the bow as the Spirit turned to dock at 88.
Can these types of "bumps" do any real damage to the ship? Also the pier?Yes, ships can be damaged when these things happen. We sailed on the Diamond Princess back in 2005 when it was brand new and on it's cruise ever to Alaska. The ship hit and scraped against the pier in Victoria, Canada because of high winds. We ended up stuck against the side of the pier until very late at night when tug boats pulled the ship away, missed that port entirely and then the ship could only sail about half maximum speed at most returning to Seattle (damage to the propellers I think). We got to Seattle quite late - it was a good reminder of why cruiseline air tickets or staying in the depature port a night before and a night after your cruise is a good idea!
I hope someone rushes down to the pier and get photos of the damage.Sure top of my list today With the Navy in port for fleet week nobody is rushing anywhere in the area.
are you sure it's not the Intrepid? oh wait it's in dry dock for refurbishment...and it looks nothing like a cruiseship.
what a beautiful day!
That would be pier 90 just off the bow as the Spirit turned to dock at 88.That is correct. I am home, just off the Spirit. My sister and I were standing at the rail at the front of deck 13 on the Spirit from before the Verazzano Narrows Bridge until we docked, so we saw the collision with the pier. We were between Pier 88 and 90 rotating clockwise to tie up on the north side of Pier 88 and just kept coming closer and closer to Pier 90. I was wondering if it was an optical illusion that we seemed so close, and then the tip of the bow actually hit Pier 90. It scraped along for maybe 20 feet, damaging the outside of the pier somewhat. On the ship, the collision partially broke and mangled the little platform that extends from the tip of the bow. There is a radar connected to it, and it stopped turning, as apparently a connection was ripped.
We wondered about the radar mechanism--probably the only potential serious issue.spirit2.jpg
I'm not exactly saying this isn't a picture of the Spirit's damage, but I don't recall the Spirit having black paint on the bow.