Video Shows Carnival Vista Wake Destroying Italian Pier
Wake from the newest and largest ship in the Carnival Cruise Line fleet wrecked a pier full of boats as the ship sailed out of the Italian port of Messina – and the whole scene was captured on dramatic video.
The sun is shining and the sea is calm as Carnival Vista sails out of the sickle-shaped Sicilian port. All else is calm too – until the ship’s wake hits a local pier, smashing it and swamping small boats.
The local port authority is investigating. One newspaper reported Carnival Vista caused damage to 2 concrete piers and sank several boats “under the astonished gaze of several citizens.”
Miami-based cruise lawyer Jim Walker told eGlobal Travel Media that he assumes a local pilot would have been in charge.