Carnival Cruise Lines confirms that while docking in New York this morning, about 7am, Carnival Victory came into contact with a part of the pier. There were no injuries to any passengers or crew members, but there was minor damage to the ship and the pier.
Media reports indicate the damage was confined to an overhang at the pier and a 3-foot crease in bow of the ship.
Carnival Victory was returning from a 5-day cruise to Canada that departed last Saturday (July 28). It is scheduled to leave on a 4-day cruise to Canada this afternoon.
Carnival says they expect it to sail as scheduled today, and that a comprehensive investigation is already underway to determine the exact cause of the incident.
Update: Photos from Newsday.com Photo 1 Photo 2 Photo 3
Carnival confirms that Carnival Victory sailed today as scheduled.
Note: Links were valid at the time of publication