- The MSC Armonia rammed into a dock while arriving at a Caribbean port
- The cruise ship smashed into the dock at the port of Roatan at 8am Tuesday morning
A cruise ship crashed into a dock in Honduras Tuesday morning. The incident caused minor damage to the liner and tore out a chunk of the pier before running aground on the nearby beach.
According to a report by ABC11, the collision happened around 8 a.m. local time, at an island port in the Gulf of Honduras.
Eyewitness’ video shows the vessel sideswiping the pier as onlookers watched from a nearby deck.
Port authorities identified the vessel as the Armonia; a cruise ship owned by the Swiss company MSC. There were 1,800 passengers aboard the Armonia at the time of the collision, according to port authorities, but none of whom were injured. There were also no harmful substances spilled into what they called an “environmentally sensitive area.”
“The important thing is that there were no human losses or damage to the environment. Everything else can be repaired,” Kenia Lima, president of the port’s board of directors, said in a news release.