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MSC Opera Crashes into Riverboat in Venice

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Just been reading she has crashed in dock in Venice!!

Don't have much more detail

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Posted (edited)

Status shows 'Not Under Command' and tugs have come to assist

 

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Edited by darthvadrouw

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From this video tweet, we can see that there was a tug assisting her, as I believe is normal in Venice, when the incident happened

 

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Our daughter and husband are on the ship.  They haven't been told much.

 

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Looks like some kind of mechanical failure with throttle or steering controls as she was clearly receiving assistance from tugs at the time and likely a pilot was on board. Hopefully nobody seriously hurt

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21 minutes ago, philsuarez said:

Looks like some kind of mechanical failure with throttle or steering controls as she was clearly receiving assistance from tugs at the time and likely a pilot was on board. Hopefully nobody seriously hurt

I don't think they use throttle at all when in the basin, they go to idle and get pulled in by tug.

But we will find out in due course.

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Well She isn't going to be sailing anytime soon. So looks like the 2.5K who were supposed to be starting their cruise will all be going home, not like you can magic up another ship.

 

 

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Can a mod edit the subject so everyone knows this is the original thread about the accident or else were going to see a few more started

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The cruise ship's owner, MSC Cruises, said the ship, the MSC Opera, was about to dock at a passenger terminal in Venice when it had a mechanical problem. Two towboats guiding the cruise ship into Venice tried to stop the massive cruise ship, but they were unable to prevent it from ramming into the river boat.

"The two towboats tried to stop the giant and then a tow cable broke, cut by the collision with the river boat," Davide Calderan, president of a towboat association in Venice, told the Italian news agency ANSA.

Calderan said the cruise ship's engine was locked when the captain called for help.

Following the accident, calls for banning cruise ships in Venice, long a source of contention in the over-extended tourist city, were renewed.

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/cruise-ship-plows-tourist-boat-venice-n1012846?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma

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OUCH!

No one wants that to happen

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My guess is one of two things, either "locked up" as in broken, or locked position meaning it was shut down and the throttle control locked

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1 hour ago, capriccio said:

The Opera crashed into Uniworld's River Countess when docking due to (according to MSC) mechanical issues. 

 

https://news.sky.com/story/cruise-ship-crashes-into-dock-and-tourist-boat-in-venice-11733440

Very scary. There is also video, on Twitter, from someone on the ship. Praying no one was critically injured or died. 

 

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Our daughter tells us that the cruise will continue, leaving Venice at 2000 tonight.  She and her husband boarded the Opera in Bari yesterday.

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Didnt another MSC crashed a Caribbean port last year?  Maybe they need new captains...

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Or maybe someone on shore was quick enough to loose the lines when they saw what was happening... I've seen parking jobs like that in Paris...

Edited by Essiesmom

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9 minutes ago, jumpjump said:

Didnt another MSC crashed a Caribbean port last year?  Maybe they need new captains...

 

The Armonia in, I think it was Cozumel

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22 minutes ago, jumpjump said:

Didnt another MSC crashed a Caribbean port last year?  Maybe they need new captains...

Ships are usually in command of the local pilots while docking and leaving port.  I am not saying this excuses any kind of mechanical issues, but the local pilot is always on the bridge during these times and is actually the person in charge. 

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Correct

Pilot is on control in entering and leaving port

 

I always watch them hop off and onto the pilot boat

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8 minutes ago, Fredric22 said:

Ships are usually in command of the local pilots while docking and leaving port.  I am not saying this excuses any kind of mechanical issues, but the local pilot is always on the bridge during these times and is actually the person in charge. 

The Captain or Master is always in charge. Pilots are experts who advise.

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