Footage Shows Terrifying Moment Cruise Ship Crashes Into Tourist Boat

Terrifying footage shows the moment a cruise ship crashes into a tourist boat, injuring at least five people.



The cruise ship was about to dock on a busy canal in Venice earlier on June 2 when it failed to stop, ploughing into a much smaller river boat.




Footage of the incident shows the cruise ship struggling to slow down as it approaches the tourist boat, as people run away from the water in panic.

The owner of the cruise ship, MSC Cruises, said the ship was about to dock at a passenger terminal in Venice when a mechanical problem started to cause problems, ITV News reports.




Two towboats which were guiding the cruise ship, the MSC Opera, into the city tried to slow it down, but ultimately were unable to prevent it crashing into the tourist boat.

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