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Tag Archive 'Cruise ships accident in Venice'

Politics and Protests in Venice

I’ve dug up some further information about the recent accident in Venice, and also some suggestions as to why nothing has happened about this issue over the last two years. First, it does now appear that the ship, MSC Opera, suffered some failure of the engine management system as a result of which it was […]

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Following the collision between MSC Opera and a river vessel on 2 June, MSC Opera has remained docked in Venice at the Venice cruise terminal. During this time unspecified repairs have been performed on MSC Opera. MSC have published an update on their website as follows:- “Following the recent incident in the Port of Venice […]

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More problems at Venice

Many readers will already have read about the collision yesterday between MSC Opera, a cruise ship of about 66,000 tons, and a river cruise boat. The collision happened as the Opera was passing along the Giudecca Canal. The ship went out of control and went into the quayside where the river cruise boat was moored. […]

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