Mount Pico, on the island of Pico, is the highest point in Portugal. The archipelago extends for more than 370 miles. She watched the boat accident, as did others who were out that day. The nationalities of those involved in this morning’s drama is unknown and it was not immediately clear if there were any holidaymakers on board the ferry. Global News Morning headlines: Friday, October 23, 2020, Global News Morning headlines: Thursday, October 22, 2020, Global News Morning headlines: October 7, 2020, Global News Morning headlines: September 17, 2020, Global News Morning headlines: July 28, 2020, Quebec man dead after RV crashes into ferry: police. View our online Press Pack.

“Our message is clear: enough, now.”, Danilo Toninelli, who became transport minister a year ago, said the government was finally close to a solution. Coastguards and marine police were immediately mobilised and ambulances put on standby. Local officials said five women aboard the riverboat were injured. Washing the lines and halyard that have been exposed to the elements over the winter is one of my spring rites of getting the boat ready for another sailing season. Within a few years they had established themselves as the largest company in the field of high-speed passenger transportation in the region. In November 2017, Italy’s previous administration announced a plan for ships weighing more than 96,000 tonnes to instead enter the lagoon via the Malamocco canal to reach the mainland area of Marghera, where a passenger terminal would be built. A video of the crash – which happened on Sunday morning after the 13-deck MSC Opera experienced an engine failure – shows people on land fleeing as the ship scrapes along the dockside, siren blaring, before ploughing into the River Countess tourist boat. The 61 passengers and nine crew were evacuated from the stricken ship using a raft that was towed to shore by a semi-inflatable dinghy. For further details of our complaints policy and to make a complaint please click here. The Opera, built 15 years ago, experienced a power failure in 2011 in the Baltic, forcing 2,000 people to disembark in Stockholm rather than continuing their voyage from Southampton to St Petersburg. To see all content on The Sun, please use the Site Map. “And in that time there has been no response [from the national government],” said Paola Mar, Venice tourism chief. The driver of the RV later died of his injuries, while a female passenger is in critical condition. Elisabetta Pasqualin was watering plants on her terrace when she heard warning sirens and stepped out to see the crash. "The Sun", "Sun", "Sun Online" are registered trademarks or trade names of News Group Newspapers Limited. Venice attracts an estimated 30 million visitors a year. A bystander captured a terrifying accident on a ferry in Tadoussac, Quebec where an RV can be seen jumping the ramp and landing on the deck of the departed ferry. Washing lines can make them easier to handle, extend their useful life and they look better, … Warning: Video contains disturbing images. The alarm was sounded around 9.30am local time when the passenger ferry Mestre Simao, which carries up to 300 people in peak season, was pushed towards rocks at the entrance to the port of Madalena on the popular holiday island of Pico. “What happened in the port of Venice is confirmation of what we have been saying for some time,” he said. All the islands have volcanic origin. It is unclear whether the solution would mean cruise ships of all sizes being banned from the canal. All rights reserved. In June 2017, the No Grandi Navi (no large ships) activist group held an unofficial referendum in which Venetians voted in favour of ousting the ships from the city’s lagoon. MSC Cruises, founded in Italy in 1960, is a global line registered in Switzerland and based in Geneva. The Sun website is regulated by the Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). 70 people rescued after passenger ferry crashes near tourist island in Atlantic Ocean. Click here to upload yours, Fed-up mum-of-8 gives squabbling girls space with bunk beds & Wilkos bargains, Katie Price reveals Harvey now weighs almost 29st as she begs for gym kit, £200 FINES for people caught going on hol as Germany & Sweden join quarantine list, I'm A Celebrity full line-up revealed as Radio 1 DJ becomes final contestant, Cornish medic says it's 'all lies' NHS is overrun & 'I had no work for 3 weeks', ©News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. Lido Paradiso. We took the hydrofoil which is a 1 1/2 hour ride which at the time was a bit choppy ride despite the fact that the boat was large. To inquire about a licence to reproduce material, visit our Syndication site. Brave rescue workers saved all passengers and crew on …

No one on-board the ferry was injured. She described the ship “advancing slowly but inevitably towards the dock.” She said “the bow of the ship crashed hard into the bank with its massive weight crushing a big piece of it. “Today’s accident at the port of Venice shows that big ships should no longer pass through the Giudecca,” he tweeted. Comments are subject to our community guidelines, which can be viewed, All passengers and crew from the ferry, which ran aground in Azores, were successfully rescued, Ferry crash off the Portugal coastline leading to a rescue effort to get 70 passengers to safety, The ferry was pushed onto rocks by strong waves during bad weather, Ferry smash: 70 people rescued after passenger ferry crashes off the coast of Azores in Portugal, Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO). Venice’s port authority said it was working to resolve the accident and free up the blocked canal. “After so many years of inertia, we are finally close to a definitive solution to protect both the lagoon and tourism.”. Cruise ship crashes into tourist boat in Venice, injuring five people This article is more than 1 year old.

That cruise ships are allowed to pass through the Giudecca canal, a major thoroughfare that leads towards St Mark’s Square, before disgorging thousands of people in the popular tourist destination, has been a point of contention for years. Meanwhile, medium-sized vessels would go past Marghera and take the longer route through the Vittorio Emanuele canal before reaching the Marittima terminal, where cruise liners currently dock. Email us at or call 0207 782 4368 . And while diverting the ships would better preserve the historic centre, the move will do little to address concerns about pollution. “It’s natural some people felt frightened as it’s an experience that can be traumatic as you can imagine but everyone is okay which is the main thing.”.

Ustica Lines began operating in 1993, when they chartered a hydrofoil to run some crossings between Napoli, Sicily and Ustica, before renaming to Liberty Lines … I had never been to Ustica and was going to meet cousins during a 2 day trip to Ustica.

We booked the tickets from home. When the cruise ship rammed the riverboat, she said the smaller vessel looked like it was “made of plastic or paper” rather than steel. Local reports said water had started seeping inside the vessel when rescue teams reached it to take passengers off the ship, and the hull was badly damaged. Sirens were wailing loudly; it was a very dramatic scene.”. Pico and Faial make up a central group of four islands that form the nine major Azorean islands. Venice's controversial barriers prevent flooding for second time, Venice prepares to welcome guests to Covid-safe film festival, Venice activists plan party after two cruise operators pull out, Italy's pandemic plan 'old and inadequate', Covid report finds, Venice gondola tours reduce capacity due to 'overweight tourists', Venice's much-delayed flood defence system fully tested for first time, The trampling of Venice shows why tourism must change after Covid-19, Tourists return to Venice as lockdown eases in Italy – in pictures. Earlier, medical authorities said four of the women – an American, a New Zealander and two Australians between the ages of 67 and 72 – were injured falling or trying to run away when the cruise ship rammed into the River Countess. Luigi Brugnaro said it was no longer conceivable that cruise ships could pass through the busy Giudecca canal and called for a new route to open immediately. We ask for the immediate opening of the Vittorio Emanuele [canal].”, A plan to divert large cruise ships away from St Mark’s basin and the Giudecca canal and towards the Vittorio Emanuele canal was drawn up by local authorities four years ago. They said one was released immediately from a hospital, while four others were advised to remain under medical care for a few days. Mr da Silva said: “I can confirm all 61 passengers and crew members are safe and sound and on dry land. Beach. Do you have a story for The Sun Online news team? #BREAKING: Tourists flee as cruise liner smashes into dock in Venice The islands have long been popular with tourists looking to visit their natural assets, although the typical visitors are keen walkers who are not big on beach holidays. Horta port captain Rafael da Silva confirmed around midday today that no-one had needed hospital treatment, although Madalena’s mayor Jose Antonio Soares said some people had been taken to a local health centre after suffering panic attacks. Ship strikes dock and tourist river boat on busy canal in Italian city, Sun 2 Jun 2019 09.19 EDT The ship, operated by Atlantico Line, was covering the route between Horta on the island of Faial, one of the nine islands hat make up the Azores archipelago, and Madalena. Not so big but with nice lagoon. “We have four people bruised and one wounded … it could have been much worse,” Brugnaro tweeted. Ustica Lines began operating in 1993, when they chartered a hydrofoil to run some crossings between Napoli, Sicily and Ustica, before renaming to Liberty Lines in 2016. But if and when final government approval comes, work on the new route, which requires the dredging of canals and construction of a new port, would take an estimated four years. Within moments, the plane would crash into the Tyrhennian Sea near the island of Ustica. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. We pay for videos too. The mayor of Venice has said cruise ships must change their routes after a huge holiday vessel crashed into a wharf and tourist boat, injuring five people. First published on Sun 2 Jun 2019 05.42 EDT. Our journalists strive for accuracy but on occasion we make mistakes. “They’re saying one of the engines failed and the waves pushed it onto the rocks.”, We pay for your stories! Local Nina Ferreira said: “The ferry came from Faial and was due to stop in Madalena on Pico and then continue to the neighbouring island of Sao Jorge before it ran aground. A bystander captured a terrifying accident on a ferry in Tadoussac, Quebec where an RV can be seen jumping the ramp and landing on the deck of the departed ferry. The rescue operation lasted around 30 minutes. The incident happened during a yellow weather warning for the area and is thought to have occurred after the vessel was pushed onto rocks by strong waves, although a prior technical fault has not been ruled out.