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An out of control ship crashes and destroys part of the port of Alicante

An out of control ship crashes and destroys part of the port of Alicante. Image: Elena_Ch/Shutterstock.com

A boat suffered an accident in the port of Alicante on the Costa Blanca in an area of ​​the marina next to the sector where the restaurants are located.

The yacht, which was sailing at moderate speed in the port, first hit the promenade area, then a footbridge which was destroyed by the impact.

The incident happened on Saturday August 6 and fortunately no injuries were reported in the incident, 20 Minutos confirmed on Tuesday August 9.

The boat had been rented by a family but was driven by a professional skipper who lost control following an electrical failure of the controls.

Fortunately, the skipper was able to redirect the boat to an area where it would not cause major damage to people or other sailboats and yachts that were anchored in the area.

The Port of Alicante is a seaport in Alicante, Spain, on the Mediterranean Sea, used for commercial and passenger traffic. The port is administered by the Port Authority of Alicante.


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