Why Do Cruise Ships Keep Crashing Into Other Ships?

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Posted: September 12, 2019

Search online for the latest cruise ship news and it will not be long before you find information about the latest and greatest cruise ship design and technology. With all the new bells and whistles, one would conclude the the ships would be practically guaranteed never to crash into other ships or other objects. But despite the advances cruise ships frequently crash into one another and other objects, such as what happened this week with Dutch Apple Cruises.

Passengers traveling on the Troy Lock Sightseeing Tour were surprised when their ship crashed into the U.S.S. Slater.  The collision was caught on tape. Jill Konopka of NewsChannel 13 was aboard the Dutch Apple ship when the collision occurred. Thankfully, no one was reported injured in the collision. 

This is not the first time that a cruise ship has collided with another ship this year. Earlier this year a cruise ship in Venice collided with another ship, leaving five people injured. Scarcely a week before that collision a cruise ship collided with a tour boat in Hungary, killing 26 people.