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Close up photo of the rear of the MSC Grandiosa cruise ship with damage to the lower left part of the bow circled in red

Watch: Brand new MSC Grandiosa hits the pier in Palermo

PortandTerminal.com, December 30, 2019

PALERMO, ITALY – MSC Cruise Line’s Grandiosa hit the pier this morning as it was docking in the port of Palermo, Italy.

No guests or crew members sustained injuries from the collision. There was no major damage to the MSC Grandiosa hull but the accident certainly did leave a mark on the brand cruise ship, which was just christened in November.

Photos showing the damage to the new MSC Graniosa cruise ship and the pier that it hit
Photos showing the damage to the new MSC Graniosa and the pier that it hit

According to initial reports, strong gusts of wind in the Palermo region could be the cause of the accident.

Here’s another view of the damage to the pier in a video taken by a passenger onboard the cruise ship.

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