Video Shows Cruise Ship Causing Millions of Dollars of Damage to AK Dock

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  • Last summer a cruise ship crashed into a dock in Ketchikan, Alaska.
  • The Celebrity Infinity reportedly caused $2 million to $3 million in damage when it struck the port.
  • Officials say that the port dock should be repaired in one to two months.

Last summer a Celebrity Cruises ship caused millions of dollars of damage when it collided with a port in Alaska.

The Celebrity Infinity collided with a dock in the port city of Ketchikan, Alaska in June, causing an estimated $2 million to $3 million damage. As the ship approached the dock workers noticed that something was wrong, and hurried out of the way.

The collision, which was caught on video and later posted online, occurred at the Berth 3 dock. The damage left the berth temporarily unusable.

Authorities responsible for maintaining the dock announced that they believe it will be repaired within a month or two after the incident.

With the high level of training required to become a ship captain, it would seem that cruise ship dock collisions would be an exceedingly rare occurrence. While you are not likely to be injured in a collision between a cruise ship and a dock, such incidences do happen far more often than most people would think.

For example, summer 2016 also saw the Spirit of Baltimore cruise ship crash into a local pier, causing significant damage.