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Carnival cruise ship hits Manhattan pier

Aug 28, 2018 11:31 AM

Carnival Horizon is cleared to sail after sustaining minor structural damage to its bow

The following is text of a news release from the U.S. Coast Guard:

(NEW YORK) — The Coast Guard cleared Carnival Horizon to sail and continues to investigate an allision between the cruise ship and Pier 90 at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector New York personnel conducted an extensive investigation and examinations on the ship and required multiple technical surveys to ensure it was safe to depart the Port of New York and New Jersey on Tuesday evening.

An underwater hull survey and operations testing of essential equipment on Carnival Horizon were completed, and the vessel was allowed to depart the Port of New York and New Jersey on schedule.

Coast Guard personnel found minor structural damage to the bow of the cruise ship; this damage does not adversely impact navigation safety.

The Coast Guard is working with New York City officials to determine the extent of the damage to Pier 90. Due to restrictions in place on the south side of Pier 90, vessels can no longer moor there until permanent repairs are completed.

Coast Guard Investigators are coordinating with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Board of Pilots Commission to continue the ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident.

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(NEW YORK) — The Coast Guard is investigating an allision between the cruise ship Carnival Horizon and a pier at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal on Tuesday.

Watch standers at Coast Guard Sector New York Vessel Traffic Service were alerted of the accident on Tuesday morning. Investigators, marine inspectors and a facilities team from Coast Guard Sector New York were called to the scene after the Carnival Horizon allided with Pier 90 while mooring at Pier 88 in the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.

No injuries or pollution were reported as a result of the allision.

The Coast Guard is investigating the extent of the damage to Pier 90 and the cause of the allision.

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