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WATCH: Another close call by a cruise ship in Venice.

PortandTerminal.com, July 9, 2019 A cruise ship veered very close to the esplanade when it passed through a canal in Venice during stormy weather on Sunday. The incident sparked, yet again, a discussion about over tourism and safety for large cruises moving through Venice’s canals. VENICE – A cruise liner came close to crashing into a dock in Venice on …

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Too big? Cruise ship in Venice, Italy accident 40% larger than the Titanic

PortandTerminal.com, June 3, 2019 Both cruise destinations and cargo ports are feeling the squeeze as vessels continue to grow larger in size while their waterways remain essentially unchanged. Venice, Italy – On Sunday, MSC Cruises said the 2,679-passenger Opera was approaching a terminal on the Giudecca canal when it struck the dock and a nearby ferry due to a technical …

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