Friday, 27 May 2022 14:50

Royal Caribbean cruise ship crashes into Falmouth pier

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Royal Caribbean Cruise Line has confirmed that its ship “Harmony of the Seas” crashed into the Falmouth pier in Trelawny as it attempted to dock on Thursday.

In videos posted to social media, cruise ship passengers could be heard screaming as the ship made contact with the concrete mooring pylon.

“During arrival in Falmouth, Jamaica, Harmony of the Seas made contact with an extension part of the dock,” a statement from a Royal Caribbean representative read.

The spokesperson also reported that the ship sustained only minor injuries to its stern which was repaired the same day.

It’s unclear how much damage was done to the pier and what provisions would be made to repair it.

No injuries were reported.

The ship left Jamaica at approximately 4 pm Thursday as it continued its sailing schedule.

Harmony of the Seas is the third largest cruise ship in the world, weighing in at 226,963 tons and carrying up to 6,410 passengers.

The Port Authority of Jamaica said that they will be releasing a statement in short order.