A construction crane fell on the Florida-based Royal Caribbean ‘Oasis of the Seas’ cruise ship Monday in the Bahamas, WKMG reports.
The crane landed on the ship while it was in dry dock and out of service.
The ship, which sets sail from Port Canaveral, had no passengers on board at the time.
"As of 1:45 pm EDT, we are accounting for the whereabouts of all site personnel and working with local authorities to determine if there have been any injuries. We are aware of damage to the dock structure and to construction cranes. We are assessing damage to the ship,” the company said in a statement.
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
The ‘Oasis of the Seas’ made headlines in January when it was forced to return to Florida early after nearly 300 guests and staff were infected with the norovirus.
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Laura Jazmin Tolliver is a digital reporter for GateHouse Media Group’s Florida team, based in West Palm Beach, Fla. Jaz’s stories, which run across digital, print and video platforms, are syndicated across the 22 Florida newspaper markets.