Crane Strikes Cruise Ship During Dry Dock: Eight People Injured

Eight people are injured as a crane hit one of the world’s biggest cruise ships Oasis of the Seas in the Bahamas.

The huge Oasis of the Seas was hit by a construction crane in a dry dock near Freeport and eight dockyard workers were injured.

The ship,which had been based at Port Canaveral, was undergoing routine maintenance on Grand Bahama Island, when the massive crane struck the ship, shipyard management reported. The accident happened on Monday at around 1.45pm local time. A construction crane came down and smashed into the stern of the fourth largest cruise ship in the world which has a capacity of 6,300 people. The crane smashed into the area its AquaTheatre is located causing the huge 228,225-tonne liner to list.

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First Steel Cut for Second Royal Caribbean Quantum Ultra Class Ship

Royal Caribbean starts construction of its second Quantum Ultra class ship.

Royal Caribbean not only marked a construction milestone for their second Quantum Ultra class cruise ship, but they also announced its name will be Odyssey of the Seas.

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The Navigator of the Seas: the World’s Longest Water Slide at Sea, The Blaster, Will Run for 800 Feet

As part of a $115-million makeover the huge water slide on the Navigator of the Seas will include a section that extends out from the side of the ship.

Navigator of the Seas will be the first Royal Caribbean vessel to receive a major renovation this year.

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Cruise Ship Itinerary Change Rescues Two Men

A Royal Caribbean cruise ship change of the itinerary in an attempt to avoid bad weather leads to а miracle at sea a few days ago. Its crew rescued two men who were stranded at sea for 20 days between Grand Cayman and Jamaica, a Royal Caribbean representative confirmed.

Royal Caribbean’s Empress of the Seas modified its itinerary due to bad weather and sailed near the original ports of call. The crew spotted a small fishing boat and rescued two Costa Rica fishermen who had ran out of gas 20 days earlier.

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