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Carnival Cruise Line Ship Smashes Passenger Gangway in Baltimore

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | May 09, 2016

Carnival Cruise Line Ship Smashes Passenger Gangway in Baltimore

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On Sunday, a Carnival Cruise Line ship struck a passenger gangway while docking in Baltimore, seriously damaging the walkway and several vehicles below.

Thankfully, there were no reported injuries.

According to, the Carnival Pride cruise ship was returning from an eight-day trip to the Bahamas when the vessel struck and seriously damaged the boarding bridge at the Baltimore port.

The damage caused to the passenger walkway by the ship resulted in the structure toppling over and falling to the ground below, where it crushed several trucks owned by employees of the cruise line.

Carnival Cruise Line reported that neither the gangway nor the vehicles were in use and no one was injured when the boarding bridge fell. In addition, the company reported that there was only minimal damage to the Carnival Pride, and the ship left Sunday for its next scheduled sailing.

It was unclear how or why the ship struck the passenger walkway, but the United States Coast Guard and Carnival Cruise Line are working together to conduct a joint investigation regarding the incident.

ABC 13 News shared an image of the damage following the collision:


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