A large-sized Costa Cruises liner lost control in strong winds and almost crashed into Venice port. In videos uploaded to YouTube, Costa Deliziosa can be seen pulling into Sette Martiri's shore during a severe storm. The vessel is sounding her emergency horn as tugboats work very quickly to straighten out the vessel.
A spokesperson for Costa announced that the close-call was the result of "violent gusts that caused a detour during the passage in the Giudecca Canal."
"The Commander has always maintained control of the ship even in conditions of extreme and sudden difficulty punctuates the company. The ship has resumed its course towards the planned destination".
The accident comes just a month after MSC Opera rammed into Venice wharf and tourist riverboat, prompting the mayor of the port city to call for an alternative route to Giudecca Canal.
For other Costa Deliziosa accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.