Jump to content

Here is the Diamond dock incident..


cydspal

Recommended Posts

Friday, May 21, 2004 · Last updated 11:37 p.m. PT

High winds push new Alaskan cruise ship into pier

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

VICTORIA, British Columbia -- High winds pushed a new cruise ship into the end of a pier here when it tried to dock Friday evening.

The Diamond Princess aborted the usual mooring procedure and tied up across the outer end of Pier A, waiting for the winds to drop.

"You could hear the scraping and the crunching," said witness John Selman, who was out at the tip of the breakwater when the ship passed a few yards away.

Paint was scraped off the starboard side of the ship.

"To my understanding there were no injuries," said Michael Cormier, harbor authority CEO, who was at the pier for a ship welcoming ceremony that was canceled because of the mishap.

The master and B.C. pilot planned to sit tight and wait for the wind to ease before moving, he said.

The vessel, which can carry 2,670 passengers, was southbound after making its first trip on the Alaska run.

The ship was en route to home port in Seattle.
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I saw the ship heading to Canada yesterday afternoon about 4:30 p.m. from my side of the pond. She is beautiful. What a bummer.

[img]http://escati.linkopp.net/cgi-bin/countdown.cgi?trgb=000000&srgb=00ff00&prgb=ff00ff&cdt=2004;5;30;17;45;00&timezone=GMT-0800[/img]
Until I am back on the Infinity
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

  • Forum Jump
    • Categories
      • Welcome to Cruise Critic
      • New Cruisers
      • Cruise Lines “A – O”
      • Cruise Lines “P – Z”
      • River Cruising
      • ROLL CALLS
      • Cruise Critic News & Features
      • Digital Photography & Cruise Technology
      • Special Interest Cruising
      • Cruise Discussion Topics
      • UK Cruising
      • Australia & New Zealand Cruisers
      • Canadian Cruisers
      • North American Homeports
      • Ports of Call
      • Cruise Conversations
×
×
  • Create New...