Cruise ship crashes into newly refurbished quay

PORT DAMAGE. . . .Some of the damage done to the port on Saturday morning as the ????? Odyssey docked. 0708JM57
PORT DAMAGE. . . .Some of the damage done to the port on Saturday morning as the ????? Odyssey docked. 0708JM57
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The recently refurbished jetty at Fort George was damaged on Saturday morning when a large cruise ship crashed into it while docking.

The Clipper Odyssey, which was carrying around 200 passengers and crew was docking at Fort George when it collided with the edge of the jetty, causing visible damage.

The collision damaged concrete at the edge of the jetty, buckled the metal railings and damaged a small electrical cabinet, causing it to fall over.

The boat was not damaged in the collision and no one on the boat or on the dock was injured.

A spokesperson for the Port and Harbour Commission said that the captain of the vessel had accepted full responsibility for the incident.

Engineers from the Port and Harbour Commission carried out a full examination of the scene at the quay shortly after the collision.

The jetty was closed to the public while the scene was examined and is expected to remain closed until repair work is carried out.

As is common practise with all incidents involving ships colliding with quays, the marine authorities have been notified.

The Fort George jetty, which dates back to the Second World War, was extensively refurbished earlier this year and opened to the public.