On September 17, a cruise ship at the Port of Ravenna, Italy broke away from its moorings and went adrift in the harbor, threatening a possible grounding.
ore specifically, Viking Sea was moored at the outer harbor of the Port of Ravenna, when an exceptionally powerful bora wind struck the port.
As a result, the cruise ship’s lines parted and it drifted away from its moorings. The crew then dropped anchor to control the drift, and a harbor tug operated slowed down her movement. Later, four other tugs joined in and gradually pushed the cruise vessel back to the berth.
The passengers remained on board throughout the evolution and were unaffected, the Ravenna Port Authority informed.
A heartfelt thanks to the harbormaster, pilots, tugs and longshoremen for the prompt response given, allowing us to face a totally exceptional situation with safety and speed
said the port authority in a statement.