Video Shows Violent Mooring Line Break in Brazil

A new video posted online shows the moment a mooring line securing an MSC ship to a dock in Brazil snapped.

You can see the line break at approximately the 45 second mark. Many commenters online were shocked at how violent it was; it almost sounded like a gunshot going off.

The vessel in the video is the MSC Ajaccio and the incident took place at Brazil’s Port of Paranagu√° on November 4, according to the uploader of the video.

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