Venice cruise boat crash revives calls to ban big ships

On Sunday morning, four tourists were injured as giant cruise ship MSC Opera crashed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on the Giudecca Canal, one of Venice’s main waterways.

The ship’s owner, MSC Cruises, said the cruiser vessel was about to dock at a passenger terminal when it encountered a mechanical problem. Slowly but steadily, the ship crashed into the canal bank, as two towboats guiding it into Venice were unable to prevent the collision.

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