A crane fell on Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas while the cruise ship was in dry dock in the Bahamas earlier today.
The cruise ship is in dry dock in Freeport this week so one of the vessel’s azipods can be repaired. This week’s cruise to the Western Caribbean was canceled for the unexpected repairs. The incident happened today at shortly after noon. It is unknown at this time if there is any damage to Oasis of the Seas.
Oasis of the Seas is one of the largest cruise ships in the world at 225,000 gross tons. Although the ship carries 6,000 passengers, there were no guests on the ship at the time of the accident.
There are a few reported injuries to workers but Bahamian police said that none are life threatening.
The Bahamas Press posted the following video on Twitter showing a crane leaning up against the side of the cruise ship.
BP BREAKING| Bahamian police on Grand Bahama confirms an accident that occurred at GB Ship Yard.
Police nor our teams on the ground can confirm if anyone has been injured… pic.twitter.com/mQ6QXYa3Hw
— Bahamas Press (@Bahamaspress) April 1, 2019
Another video of the accident that was posted to YouTube:
Oasis of the Seas currently sails week long cruises to the Eastern and Western Caribbean from Port Canaveral, Florida.
Cruise Fever will have the latest when more information becomes available.