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Cruise ship left Venice
After the end of investigations the "MSC Opera" finally left the port of Venice again on June 13 at 11 p.m. The ship was headed to Bari with an ETA as of June 15, 5 a.m. The "River Countess" remained stationary in Venice on June 14.
One more cruise cancelled
The June 8 cruise of the "MSC Opera" from Venice has also been canceled due to the ongoing investigation by local authorities which was taking longer than first thought. The sailing had two departure ports with Bari on June 8 and Venice on June 9, both will not go ahead. The "MSC Opera" was originally scheduled to sail a 7-day Mediterranean cruise including calls in Montenegro and Greece. The vessel was set to welcome 2,451 passengers from 53 countries. They will be compensated with a full refund of their cruise fare and incurred travel expenses, as well as any pre-booked services. MSC was going even further by also offering a 50% discount on a future 7- to 21-night cruise before the end of 2020. The repairs made have been completed and the "MSC Opera" was ready for service.
Captain described engine fault ahead of accident
A recording has emerged of the captain of the "MSC Opera" describing an engine fault causing the vessel to crash into the "River Countess" in Venice. In a conversation with the harbour master,he said that dropping two anchors was not enough because the engine was locked. "We have activated all possible procedures to avoid impact," he said. In the voice recording, the captain of the ship is heard describing what had been done in an attempt to bring the vessel to a standstill after losing control. "We put the tugs in position to widen the gap [between the ship and the deck]," he said, adding that at some point cables attached to the tugs had broken.The head of the tug owner company involved in guiding the ship into its berth, Davide Calderan, confirmed the engine failure and said the captain had reported it "immediately". "The engine was blocked, but with its thrust on, because the speed was increasing," he said. In footage of the incident, the ship's horn can be heard blaring in an attempt to warn tourists on board the docked river cruise ship ahead of impact.News schreiben