Crane Collapses Through $1 Billion Dollar Cruise Ship
A massive crane collapsed onto one of the biggest cruise ships in the world and left eight people injured. The eight people that have sustained injuries are believed to be dockyard workers.
Eight injuries were reported, but none are considered life-threatening, shipyard management told Royal Caribbean. The ship was docked at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport for maintenance, so no passengers were on board.
The construction crane collapsed and smashed into the stern of ‘The Oasis of the Seas’ which is worth around £1 billion ($1.3bn) according to the mail online.
Videos of the aftermath were uploaded on YouTube where they have received upwards of 10,000 views so far.
A dock worker can be heard speaking over the top of the longer video saying: “A couple of people might be – don’t know – missing. I was right there on the dock. I just missed by the grace of God. Big accident. Big accident. All the crane’s collapsed – big, big, big, big, big, big disaster.”
A spokesman for the Royal Caribbean – the company that owns the liner said “We are responding to a construction site incident at the Great Bahamas Shipyard, where Oasis of the Seas is currently in dry dock. We are accounting for the whereabouts of all site personnel. We are aware of damage to the dock structure and to construction cranes. We are assessing damage to the ship.”
According to Royal Bahamas Police, the injured parties were taken to a hospital but most of them have now been released.
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