An accident concerning the collapse of several massive cranes reportedly took place this afternoon on the Grand Bahamas Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas, related to the Oasis of the Seas, resulting in the harm of several shipyard employees.
A newspaper within the Bahamas, the Tribune, stated at the accident, declaring that the dockworker who took the video defined the scene after the incident as follows:
“Working on the large Oasis, the ship collapsed, the dock collapsed, the crane collapsed. A couple of humans may, don’t know, be lacking. I changed into right there at the dock, working, and simply missed it via the grace of God . . . Large twist of fate, huge coincidence. Something the Shipyard will in no way survive from this one. Dock two is long past; dock two is completed. All the cranes collapsed. Big, large, big catastrophe. Big, huge, large catastrophe. Disaster, catastrophe, disaster. I’ve in no way seen something like this in my lifetime.”
The Tribune stated that consistent with police, “there had been numerous accidents – none of the notion to be existence-threatening.” However, the Bahamas Press, which aired the movies, did not confirm whether or not there had been injuries.
Royal Caribbean launched a press announcement confirming harm to the dock and crane and mentioning that it becomes assessing whether or not there’s damage to the ship and accidents to personnel on the scene.
Royal Caribbean’s Chief Meteorologist James Van Fleet happened to be on the Oasis of the Seas because its final cruise and took a video this morning of the drydock operations in Freeport. Unfortunately, I doubt that we can see any additional video of the drydock these days . . .
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April 1, 2019 Update: In a next declaration, Royal Caribbean states that “shipyard control informs us of eight injuries, none of that is considered life-threatening.”
April 2, 2019 Update: A range of snapshots had been published online on social media and are to be had for viewing right here.
April three, 2019 Update: Royal Caribbean said via Twitter that it canceled the sailing dates for April 7, 14, and 21. The cruise line advised clients that everyone scheduled to head at the canceled trips will acquire a full refund, together with a 100 percent future cruise certificate to apply closer to the exceptional sail date.
Travel Weekly reviews that the Oasis of the Seas will depart the Grand Bahamas yard to be repaired at a shipyard in Cadiz, Spain.
Photo/Video credit: Top – Unidentified dockworker through Bahamas Press; bottom – through Royal Caribbean International Fan Club – Unofficial; photographer unknown.