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Norwegian Cruise Line Ship Crashes Into Port In San Juan, Puerto Rico

No injuries have been reported, but the ship destroyed two piers.

A Norwegian Cruise Line ship wiped out two mooring points when it crashed into docks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, on Tuesday morning.

Video shared online shows the 155,873-ton Norwegian Epic vessel, which was carrying more than 4,000 passengers and 1,700 crew members, destroying two piers.

“Yeah, we’re not supposed to do that! That’s not good!” one passenger is heard saying in the clip above.

No injuries were reported following the incident, which the cruise line blamed on “prevailing winds.”

Further footage was shared by a passenger on another ship docked nearby: 

The ship left from Florida’s Port Canaveral on Saturday for a seven-day cruise around the British Virgin Islands, per local news site Click Orlando. But power outages onboard forced its crew to divert to Puerto Rico. 

Norwegian Cruise Line did not immediately respond to HuffPost’s request for comment. But it said in a statement released to other media outlets that “the ship sustained minimal, superficial damage to the hull, which does not affect the safe operation of the vessel.”

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