Viral Video of Huge Cruise Ship Smashed by Construction Crane Emerges

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Footage of a large construction crane resting on a luxury cruise ship in the Bahamas has gone viral, racking up more than 495,000 views on Twitter as of 6:30 a.m. ET, reports Newsweek.

What happened?

The video of the Royal Caribbean company’s Oasis of the Seas, soon after the crane apparently smashed into the vessel was shared by local paper Bahamas Press.

The ship was docked at the Grand Bahama shipyard in Freeport for maintenance, so no passengers were on board.

Eight injuries were reported, but none are considered life-threatening, shipyard management told Royal Caribbean.

Any damage to the vessel?

The full extent of damage to the vessel is unclear. The company spokesperson said that they were aware of damage to the dock structure and to construction cranes.

With a length of 1,187 feet, a width of 215 feet and a gross register tonnage of 225,282, the enormous liner was once the biggest cruise ship in the world.

Oasis can hold nearly 6,800 passengers and 2,200 crew members.

Oasis hit by virus in October

Back in October, more than 300 people onboard the Oasis of the Seas fell ill with a suspected norovirus.

Staff raced to sanitize the ship to prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus, which causes vomiting and diarrhea.

“From our balcony, we can see the rock-climbing wall, and after every user, they are actually hand-cleaning every single knob,” passenger Brenda Torres told a local station during the incident.

Royal Caribbean sent the ship home early and offered refunds to passengers.

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Source: Newsweek

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