Two Cruise Ships Collide! Parallel Parking Job Gone Wrong


Two cruise ships collided while in a port in Vancouver, shocking passengers early on the 4th  morning, reports Vancouver News.

What happened?

The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority said that both ships belonged to Holland America. The Oosterdam cruise ship collided with the already docked Nieuw Amsterdam just before 7am, while docking stern to stern.

The minor collision between two cruise ships has been described on social media as a “parallel parking job gone wrong.”

Any damage reported?

In a statement Holland America, said there was minimal damage to Oosterdam but six verandahs were damage on the Nieuw Amsterdam.

“All required repairs are well above the waterline and the seaworthiness of both ships is not affected,” the statement said.

Passenger’s experience

A woman who was onboard the Oosterdam tweeted that she “definitely heard” and “felt” the collision.

“It was a parallel parking job gone wrong!” she wrote.

Is there any change in schedule?

According to the statement, there were no injuries and both ships proceeded as usual and there is no change in schedule of The Nieuw Amsterdam and The Oosterdam.

The company said neither of the itineraries would be impacted and repairs to Nieuw Amsterdam were underway.

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Source: Vancouvernews


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