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Two Ships from the Same Cruise Line Collide in Port

Two MSC cruise ships collided at the Port of Buenos Aires. One of the ships somehow lost control and hit another causing some damage. It was all caught on video.

This post has been updated with new video footage.

MSC Cruise Ships Collide

Yesterday, while MSC Orchestra was making a maneuver at the Port of Buenos Aires in Argentina for some unknown reason control was lost. The large ship drifted further towards sister ship MSC Poesia which was moored at the south dock. With a local pilot onboard and help from two tug boats the MSC Orchestra cruise ship still managed to hit from her starboard side.

Thankfully no injuries to guests or crew were reported but the incident did cause some minor damage mainly to MSC Orchestra’s deck seven starboard side. According to NDC which first posted the news, one the of the lifeboats was slightly damage but something serious.

The site also posted two videos of the incident which could have become a lot worse. Local authorities are also investigating how this happened especially when the weather conditions were near perfect.

The second footage below from Hernan Nuñez offers a much better view but unfortunately, part of it was recorded the wrong way:

The damage not impact the sailing capability of MSC Orchestra and ended up departing the port just slightly delayed. The ship set off on her eight-night South America cruise which includes calls in Brazil and Uruguay before returning to Buenos Aires on February 28, 2019.

We’ve also updated this post as new video footage has now come showing more angles of the two vessels coming together in port:

NUOVI VIDEO DELL'INCIDENTEMsc Orchestra, e Msc Poesia, hanno avuto l'altro ieri un incontro molto ravvicinato al porto di Buenos Aires.Sulla nostra pagina Crocieristi Italiani, troverete 5 video dell'incidente ripresi da un'angolazioni diverseEntra qui di seguito nella nostra pagina, e metti MI PIACE.https://www.facebook.com/crocieristitropeani/🎥 YT Noticias de Cruceros#Msc #MscOrchestra #MscPoesia #Crociere #Cruise #Cruises #MscCrociere #Ship #Croisiere #Cruceros #Crocieristi #CrocieristiItaliani #Incidente #crash #accident

Posted by Crocieristi Italiani on Friday, February 22, 2019

In another video, you can see the MSC Orchestra even hitting part of the pier as it tried to make its way around:

NUOVI VIDEO DELL'INCIDENTEMsc Orchestra, e Msc Poesia, hanno avuto l'altro ieri un incontro molto ravvicinato al porto di Buenos Aires.Sulla nostra pagina Crocieristi Italiani, troverete 5 video dell'incidente ripresi da un'angolazioni diverseEntra qui di seguito nella nostra pagina, e metti MI PIACE.https://www.facebook.com/crocieristitropeani/🎥 YT Noticias de Cruceros#Msc #MscOrchestra #MscPoesia #Crociere #Cruise #Cruises #MscCrociere #Ship #Croisiere #Cruceros #Crocieristi #CrocieristiItaliani #Incidente #crash #accident

Posted by Crocieristi Italiani on Friday, February 22, 2019

MSC Poesia was also not impacted by the incident and also departed later on the same day for a much shorter four-night South America itinerary with a call in Uruguay. The ship will end the voyage in Brazil on February 24, 2019.

These are two pretty large cruise ships which are an identical class. Both MSC Orchestra and MSC Poesia are 89,600 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 2,500 at double occupancy.

In April 2018 the MSC Armonia slammed into the pier in Roatan. The pier received major damage with parts of it completely destroyed. The ship only had minor damage and was able to depart later in the day after repairs were made.

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Featured Image: Hernan Nuñez

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