The Costa Classica cruise ship operated by Costa Cruises collided with a cargo vessel at the mouth of the Yangtze River.
The Shanghai Daily reports that the ship suffered a long gash over 60 feet long in its side and several passengers were injured. Three passengers were transferred to hospital ashore.
The accident happened in the early morning hours this morning as the cruise ship was heading into port. The cargo vessel involved was the Belgian registered bulk carrier Lowlands Longevity, which was also sailing into port.
This has been an ill-fated cruise. Yesterday, we reported on Chinese passengers abandoning the cruise ship to try and find work in South Korea – 44 Chinese Passengers Jump Ship In South Korea.
Photo credit: Eastbay.com (via Malcolm Oliver’s Cruiseblog)