Two Australians Injured After Enormous Cruise Ship Collision At Venice Dock

Video of the crash shows the cruise ship plowing into a much smaller river boat

Video of the crash shows the cruise ship plowing into a much smaller river boat

Italy's transport minister has called for cruise ships to be banned from using the Giudecca Canal in Venice, after an out-of-control liner rammed a river tourist boat in the Italian city.

Earlier, medical authorities said four of the women - an American, a New Zealander and two Australians between the ages of 67 and 72 - were injured falling or trying to run away when the cruise ship rammed into the River Countess. Their conditions are not known.

Video on Twitter showed the huge cruise ship heading for the dock, shoving the smaller boat out of the way, and causing onlookers on land to flee.

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The MSC Opera was built in 2004.

The MSC Opera smashed into a dock located on the Giudecca canal in Venice this morning. Two tugboats had been attempting to guide the ship into the wharf, but one of the chains linking them to the ship broke off under the tremendous weight of the ship. But the crash forced parts of the celebration to be canceled, Italian media reported. For many years, local authorities have been debating whether cruise ships should be allowed access to the waterways because of potential environmental damage.

Nicola Fratoianni, an MP with the Italian Left party, noted Italy's welcoming attitude to cruise ships contrasted sharply with its hostile approach to charity rescue vessels that help migrants who run into difficulty in the Mediterranean.

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In April of 2014, the the MSC cruise ship, Preziosa, collided with a large passenger walkway at the port of Venice.

More than 100 people were aboard the tourist boat, according to AP.

"I thought the ship was going to crash into my house", a resident living nearby told Italy's state television.

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"It's no longer thinkable that big ships can pass through the Giudecca Canal", Brugnaro said. Subsequently, the ship was cleared to be moved to the dock, where passenger operations commenced. According to its sailing schedule, the cruise ship left Venice on May 26 and travelled to Kotor, Montenegro, and Mykonos, Santorini and Corfu in Greece before returning Sunday to Venice.

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