My Brazilian friend, Alexandre Gonçalves da Rocha, alerted me today to an accident which recently occurred at the port in Buenos Aires when the MSC Opera struck the dock.
Alexandre is a Brazilian who works as a maritime pilot at the port of Itajai since 1998 (no, he was not piloting this cruise ship!). He writes a great maritime blog called "Safe Seas." His article about this incident is here.
Cruise Industry News obtained a statement from MSC Cruises which stated there was no threatening damage to the ship in what appeared to be a "minor mishap." A passenger took a video of the damage and it does not look "minor" at all.
Its humorous to see the crew members trying to wave the passengers away from taking photos or video.
Fortunately no one was injured when the cruise ship allided with the dock.
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