A bow, or rather one evening stroll in front of Riva Sette Martyrs, a few steps from Piazza San Marco. To carry out the maneuver in Venice was now the Carnival Sunshine, giant of the seas of 102 thousand tons. The complaint, with lots of photos, the city councilor environment Giancarlo Bettin, just days before the ministerial table held their own to address the problem of the passage of large cruise ships in the lagoon.
“The impression is that it is a mistake to maneuver – accusation – which by the way has formed between ship and shore public boat and other boats.” A thesis confirmed by the witnesses of the incident, including writer Roberto Ferrucci. “I was sitting at the bar to read, as I often do – he says – and I saw the ship” tailing “: rather than move to the center of the channel was close to the shore, holding more dangerously for a vaporetto ACTV. It was impressive. ” Would not even the first time. “He was hit with another ship ten days ago,” says Ferrucci.
Nancy, however, for the Port of Venice. The passage of the Carnival Sunshine in front of the San Marco pier did not result in “no problems of any kind with regard to the safety of navigation.”
The commissioner Bettin demands to know “from the proper authorities what, then, is the real reason for this flyby that, rather than a” bow “, looks like a” rub “- annoying as risky. Further proof – prices rise – the decree Clini-Flounder should be applied as soon as possible. ” The same tone of the commentary to the incident Committee No Grandi Navi who is fighting, after the case of the Costa Concordia, because the giants of the holiday on the water is finally ousted from Venice. “But there were no tracks? The risky maneuver or completely wrong done today – said the spokesman Silvio Testa – shows how flimsy the outlandish theories president of the Port Authority, Paolo Costa, and the Venice Passenger Terminal on the impossibility of an accident and in particular the loss of route of a cruise ship in St. Mark’s Basin. ” The problem of large vessels, Head concludes, “can not be solved by moving the cruise terminal or digging here and there but changing channels devastating model, pointing to a crocierismo compatible with the city and the lagoon.”
In the evening, the replica of the Carnival. “The news is completely false – the company says in a note – the ship has passed 72 meters from the shore following the route planned and well within the permissible limits.” Carnival states that ‘at the time the ship was under the command of the pilot of the port and the distance from the shore was tested both by Carnival is by the Coast Guard based on the data of the VDR (voyage data recorder) of the ship. “
Shortly after the note of the Port of Venice: “There was no problem of safety of navigation due to the flyby at the pier of St. Mark’s” Carnival Sunshine, “a cruise ship. The vessel entered at 10:36 from the mouths of the Lido, direct to the maritime station and during the navigation of the mouth of the Lido pier carried out according to the existing provisions with two pilots on board and two tugs assistance, there have been no problems of any gender as regards the safety of navigation. “