Construction crane falls onto cruise ship in Bahamas

FREEPORT, Bahamas (WSVN) — A crane from a construction site has fallen onto a cruise ship in the Bahamas.

The crane fell onto Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas cruise ship, which sails out of PortMiami and Port Everglades.

The ship was dry docked in Freeport, Bahamas on Monday afternoon and was not in service when the incident happened.

Cellphone video captured the aftermath of the crash where metal pieces could be seen resting on the side of the ship.

Royal Caribbean Cruises released the following statement: “As of 1:45 pm EDT, we are accounting for the whereabouts of all site personnel and working with local authorities to determine if there have been any injuries. We are aware of damage to the dock structure and to construction cranes. We are assessing damage to the ship.”

No passengers were said to have been on board the ship at the time of the crash.

As of Monday evening eight people were reported injured from the crash.

The injuries were said to be not life-threatening.

The cause of the crane’s fall remains unknown.

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