Royal Caribbean International’s significant Harmony of the Seas cruise ship hit a dock extension while coming into the port of Falmouth, Jamaica, on Thursday.
The cruise line said harm to the ship was insignificant, and it would not have an impact on the present sailing.
The ship was on a seven-night time cruise from Port Canaveral, where it is based.
In a statement, Royal Caribbean reported: “Throughout arrival in Falmouth, Jamaica, Harmony of the Seas made call with an extension portion of the dock. There had been no injuries to guests or crew, and only minimal beauty harm to the ship’s stern. The sailing will carry on as scheduled.”
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This was the a person of two incidents involving a Port Canaveral-centered cruise ship to come about on Thursday.
Carnival Cruise Line late Thursday canceled a scheduled Saturday sailing of the Carnival Freedom out of Port Canaveral, soon after the ship sustained fire problems for the duration of a port-of-contact stop previously that working day in Grand Turk. On Friday, Carnival also canceled a 4-evening Independence cruise scheduled to depart from Port Canaveral on June 2 and a 5-evening cruise scheduled to depart from Port Canaveral on June 6.
The fire occurred in the ship’s funnel, and Carnival is bringing the ship to a shipyard in Grand Bahama for repairs.
The “Oasis-course” Harmony of the Seas ranks as the world’s 3rd-greatest cruise ship, dependent on its excess weight of 226,963 gross tons. The ship has 2,747 staterooms, a capacity of 6,687 travellers and a crew of 2,200.
The ship still left Port Canaveral on Sunday with about 5,300 travellers on a seven-night time cruise. It docked at Coco Cay in the Bahamas on Monday Nassau, Bahamas, on Tuesday Falmouth on Thursday and Labadee, Haiti, on Friday. It is because of again in Port Canaveral on Sunday.
In January, the Harmony of the Seas entered a space launch “exclusion zone” when leaving Port Canaveral, forcing SpaceX to scrub a Falcon 9 rocket launch. Start hazard spots, also recognized as exclusion zones and maintain-out zones, are locations of the Atlantic Ocean closed to maritime visitors in the course of rocket launches. Their borders are described generally by the rocket’s trajectory and payload.
Emre Kelly contributed to this report.
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