Moment giant cruise ship lost control and almost crashed into port

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Posted by The King Slayer 2019 years ago in Accidents
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An Italian cruise ship had just seconds to swerve dry land in a Venice dock after its captain appeared to lose control of the vessel during a heavy storm.

Embattled by poor visibility, lashing rain and strong gusts of wind, Costa Deliziosa narrowly missed slamming into the dock on Sunday.

But the 12-deck cruise ship was unable to avoid scraping a smaller boat moored on the banks of the Sette Martiri.

A terrifying video taken from a bar on the pier shows the vessel appearing to head straight for the shore. Crew members were sent running for their lives during the nail-biting incident.

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