Carnival Pride Collides with Pier


Early Sunday morning, the Carnival Pride collided with the pier as pulling in to un-load passengers. Carnival Cruise Line says no one was injured during the incident, but the ship’s misaligned port entry caused a boarding bridge to crash onto several parked vehicles on land below. The cars were employee cars, not guest cars.

“Heard it like a crash and felt it and then heard something crashing from outside as well,” passenger Debbie Squires told Baltimore’s WJZ.View image on Twitter

Carnival Cruise Lines representative Jennifer De La Cruz said the gangway was not in use at the time, and no one was in any of the vehicles hit by the gangway.

She also said damage to the Carnival Pride was minor, and that it planned to depart on time Sunday evening for its next scheduled sailing.

The ship was returning from an eight-day trip to the Bahamas.

At this time, it remains unclear what caused the ship to hit the bridge but the accident is being investigated jointly by the U.S. Coast Guard and the cruise line.