Cunard Line's Queen Victoria Rams Into Dock Resulting in a Very Large Hull Dent
Cunard Line's Queen Victoria Rams Into Dock Resulting in a Very Large Hull Dent.
Already the calamities are piling up on the new cruise ship Queen Victoria. As the cruise ship entered the dock at Valletta, Malta stern first, she came in too fast and rammed the concrete dock.
The incident created a 20-foot-long dent in the hull of Victoria and delayed the voyage while the ship was being inspected to be sure the vessel was sea worthy.
A spokesman for the Malta Maritime Authority, which manages the harbor, said, "The captain has requested more tests to make sure the ship is okay and a team of private engineers is working on it. No one was hurt and all the passengers have been safely disembarked."
QV had about 1,900 passengers aboard where when the incident took place.
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