Watch: Large Cruise Ship Close Call in Venice Canal – Updated with AIS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL2bdsTNz-s A hair-raising video from over the weekend shows the Costa Deliziosa cruise ship nearly crash* during a storm in Venice's Grand Canal on Sunday. As you can see from the video above, the large cruise ship was navigating the canal with the assistance of two tugs when it came dangerously close to hitting a yacht docked at the … [Read more...]

Italian Conservation Group Calls for Venice Cruise Ban

By Philip Pullella ROME, June 24 (Reuters) - Venice should be put on the United Nations' list of endangered cities and cruise ships should be banned from its fragile lagoon to prevent an ecological disaster, Italy's main conservation group said on Monday. The call came less than a month after a towering cruise ship collided with a dock and a tourist boat in Venice, injuring … [Read more...]