deke01
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

Carnival Vista destroys marina

my apologies if this is a repeat but I couldn't find where the video had been linked on this site.  August, Messina, Sicily, the new CCL Vista which has yet to reach US ports swamps a pier and several boats.  Damage is listed at $280K USD but I think that is way underestimated. 

 

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/2016/08/articles/collisions/carnival-vista-swamps-piers-and-boats-in-messina-sicily/

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noname111
Contributor Level: Captain

Hi Deke 

It was posted before but I just searched for it and although the discussion shows up in the forum search results, the link was not functioning properly (got the "Ooops..." message.

This creates a real mess. I think there was another mishap in Ketchican, Alaska this past summer... a Celebrity ship.

I was thinking maybe these ports may become more discerning about allowing the mega ships to actually dock if these incidents continue.

 

cruznjan
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I saw it before. These ships are way too big.

ctav
Contributor Level: Captain

I may be wrong but isn't the ship under control or directions of a Habor Pilot?

deke01
Contributor Level: Cruise Director

One would think a harbor pilot is on board. But responsibility still falls on the captain

ToddTheCruiser
Contributor Level: Staff Captain

I would like to know the consequences if any that the captain had to deal with.

Bubba54
Contributor Level: Captain

I had not seen this, I did see the Celebrity Infinity video in Ketchikan. 

meghad23
Contributor Level: Captain

That ship is big... maybe too big for some ports.. I was just in NYC to help with check in. 

glomarrone
Contributor Level: Admiral

Although the harbor pilot comes on board by law, the ship is under the control of the captain.

 

BonMike
Contributor Level: Captain

I don't remember reading anything on John Heald's Facebook page, but perhaps I missed it. Having the newest mega ship do damage like this is definitely news, and especially when the cruise ambassador himself is onboard reporting all the news about the fun and exciting things going on.

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