Carnival Victory Cruise Ship Dock Collision Manhattan, New York – There was no Victory in the failed parallel parking expertise of the pilot of Carnival Victory today as it was docking following its return from a four-day cruise to Canada and New England on August 2, 2007. The Carnival Cruise Line ship Carnival Victory collided with the dock in Manhattan, New York at 55th Street and Twelfth Avenue.
The Manhattan Cruise Terminal, formerly known as the New York Passenger Ship Terminal or Port Authority Passenger Ship Terminal is a terminal for ocean-going passenger ships in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City
The dock is operated by the New York City Economic Development Corp.
As a result of the collision, traffic has backed up on the southbound West Side Highway up to 125th Street. Two lanes are also closed on Twelfth Avenue, making it a very big deal for commuters trying to get to work this morning.
There were 3,272 passengers on board at the time of the incident.
Major media are calling the ship to dock collision a “bump”. However that “bump” resulted in a 8-foot long, 3-foot deep crease in the front of the ship, which is not a “bump” in the Cruise Bruise dictionary.
The vessel also caused similar damage to the dock.
New York City Police said their were no reported injuries in the incident, which occurred at 7:35 a.m.
Carnival Victory is sailing from July through September from New York City to Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada.