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Cruise Ship Crashes into Dock in Alaska

Impacting Travel | Donald Wood | June 07, 2016

Cruise Ship Crashes into Dock in Alaska

Photo via YouTube

A Celebrity Cruises ship, the Celebrity Infinity, crashed into a dock in Ketchikan, Alaska, last Friday, causing an estimated $2 to $3 million in damage.

According to the Alaska Dispatch News, the Celebrity Infinity was approaching the dock in Berth 3 when longshoremen, port security personnel and Celebrity employees began to flee the area as they noticed the ship’s approach wasn’t going as planned.

Thankfully, there were no injuries reported from any passengers or crew onboard the ship, nor were there any injuries to the personnel on or near the dock when the accident occurred. Officials did acknowledge that winds were gusting up to 45 miles per hour at the time of the crash.

A video of the Celebrity Infinity crashing into the dock was shared on YouTube:

The Celebrity Infinity was moved to Berth 2 as investigators tried to determine the cause of the accident and the extent of the damage to both the dock and the ship itself. Officials believe the dock will be back in service within two months, and crew members from Celebrity Cruises began working on repairs to the ship soon after.

Royal Caribbean Cruises reported on Twitter that the ship was completely repaired and cleared by authorities. The Celebrity Infinity set sail once again Saturday:


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