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Ferry Slams Into Pier in Santo Domingo

Some major damage at the port of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic after a ferry struck a pier while mooring on Thursday.

Video shows the moment the ferry, named Kydon, slammed into the pier and several containers at the Don Diego terminal. Amazingly no injuries were reported.

According to reports, the ferry had just arrived in Santo Domingo and was already partially tied up with its forward loading ramp down when the incident occurred.

Another video posted online shows workers scrambling for safety as the vessel moved forward.

The ferry, operated by Ferries Del Caribe, provides service between San Juan, Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo. It had only recently resumed service on May 3 after the fire on the Caribbean Fantasy last August put the service on hold.

Early reports suggest that a cable broke on the ship, leading to the collision with freight containers in the dock. No passengers or crew were injured as a result of the crash that occurred around 8:30am on Thursday, 18 May 2017, shortly after the ship arrived to port from San Juan, Puerto Rico.


May 19, 2017

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