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Storm Weather Blows Ship Against Harbour Dock With Passengers Still Onboard

Storm Weather Blows Ship Against Harbour Dock With Passengers Still Onboard

A ship full of passengers was filmed slamming into the harbour while attempting to dock in Norway, due to strong winds dragging the vessel across.

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The frightening scene was caught by a warehouse worker Alexander Farstad, who filmed the shocking accident via his phone.

The ship, which still had passengers onboard, was attempting to dock in Bodø, Norway when a sudden gust of wind dragged it for several metres and caused it to slam into the harbour.

The violent wind, known as a squall, saw the ship tugging on its anchor as it came into contact with the dock and leaning heavily as it was pushed by the force of the gale.

A squall pushed the ship towards the harbour in Bodø, Norway. Credit: Alexander Farstad/ Caters.
A squall pushed the ship towards the harbour in Bodø, Norway. Credit: Alexander Farstad/ Caters.

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No serious damage to the craft or its passengers was caused by the accident, reportedly thanks to the truck tires that were tied to the edge of the dock.

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Yet the footage shows workers at the dock stepping forward to help, and passengers on board can be seen gathering at the harbour side as it tilts.

Passengers were still on board as the ship crashed into the dock. Credit: Caters/ Alexander Farstad
Passengers were still on board as the ship crashed into the dock. Credit: Caters/ Alexander Farstad

Elsewhere in the world, a cruise ship injured five people in Venice when it crashed into a tourist boat.

Video footage emerged of the MSC Opera cruise ship colliding with the River Countess boat at the Giudecca Canal, with people running away from the dock in panic.

Luckily no one was seriously injured, although reports state that at least five people were left with bruises, four of whom were on the smaller boat. This accident also came just days after seven people were killed and 21 left missing after a small boat was hit by a cruise ship on the Danube in Budapest.

Featured Image Credit: Caters/ Alexander Farstad

Topics: Weather, World News, News

Niamh Spence

Niamh Spence is a freelance writer, covering lifestyle topics. She graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in Journalism in 2012 and has switched between PR and journalism ever since. Usually found with coffee and on twitter.