Video: Carnival Cruise Ship’s Prop Wash Destroys Italian Marina
Check out this video showing the moment a Carnival cruise ship destroyed a small marina in Italy with its propeller wash as the ship was leaving port.
The incident occurred in August 2016 as the Carnival Vista was departing Messina, Sicily. A security video shows the wash from the cruise ship’s stern thrusters swamp boats and overturn piers at the marina. A the end of the video you can see the cruise ship continue on its journey as if nothing had happened.
It’s unclear what exactly caused the cruise ship to get so close to the marina in the first place, as from photos and video posted online it appears to be a calm, clear day. The local port authority has reportedly launched an investigation into the incident, with local newspapers reporting as much as $250,000 in damages.
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