Crane Crashes into Cruise Ship While in Dry Dock Injuring Eight

A crane fell on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship while it was in dock in the Bahamas, reportedly injuring up to eight people.


The Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas, which sails out of Port Canaveral, Florida, was also
was damaged when the large construction crane fell on it. The ship had left its home port to travel to the Bahamas for routine maintenance. 

The Oasis was not carrying any passengers during the voyage, and it is not clear who were the victims of the incident. One news report indicated that the victims may have been workers. The workers were reportedly on lunch break at the time of the crane’s collapse, which many believe helped avert a larger tragedy.

The Oasis of the Seas was set to sail out of the Bahamas with passengers on Sunday. Royal Caribbean says that it is assessing the ship’s damage and is unsure if the voyage will continue as planned.