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CRAZY Video: Costa Deliziosa Cruise Ship Nearly Crashes into Dock and Yacht During Storm in Venice!

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Via Google translate from Ansa.it we learn: “The bow tug (which it looked like a single one) he tried a desperate maneuver, taking himself completely to the starboard side of the ship, to ‘pull’ her with the maximum power there in order to take her away from the shore. Gradually the ship managed to turn and re-center the route “.

The video below is just crazy. Be sure to check out just how close the ship comes to crashing into the dock and the large yacht parked at the dock:


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That was WAY too close! This near miss follows the recent viral video of an MSC ship taking out a tourist boat and the NCL Epic destroying part of a pier in San Juan.

If you are not aware, residents of Venice are really upset over cruise ships visiting the city and thousands have demonstrated recently. I am sure this event, and the choice to dock during such a storm by the Costa captain, will not help things.

Have you ever been to Venice on a cruise ship? – René

 

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René de Lambert is a contributing writer and the founder of RenesPoints. He is an avid Delta and SkyTeam flyer who has held Delta’s top Diamond Medallion status for many years and flown millions of miles.

2 Comments

  1. That tug is pulling hard. They had to have a local pilot at the helm?

  2. rene

    @Graydon – Yes. Makes it even worse. Tugs should keep this kind of thing from happening!

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