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.
$46 million in cruise terminal improvements
planned for Disney at Port Canaveral.
Disney Cruise Line is planning to base a third
ship at Port Canaveral in 2021 which will require extensive upgrades to two
cruise terminals, estimated to cost more than $46 million.
Authorities at Port Canaveral in Florida approved the initial plans and designated two Florida companies to design the project, one for land-side upgrades and the other for water-side upgrades to Cruise Terminals 8 and 10, both of which would be utilized by Disney Cruise Line.