Video Shows Carnival Vista Wake Destroying Italian Pier

Open Jaw

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.





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