The accident reportedly occurred yesterday afternoon at the Grand Bahamas shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas, resulting in the injury of some shipyard workers.
It has since been confirmed that any injuries are not life threatening.
The below video was taken after the incident of the surroundings where the ship was in dry dock for refurbishment:
BP BREAKING| Bahamian police on Grand Bahama confirms an accident that occurred at GB Ship Yard.
Police nor our teams on the ground can confirm if anyone has been injured… pic.twitter.com/mQ6QXYa3Hw
— Bahamas Press (@Bahamaspress) April 1, 2019
Royal Caribbean released a press statement conforming damage to the dock and crane, and stating that it was assessing whether there is damage to the ship and injuries to personnel at the scene.
The statement from the line to the LO revealed: “We are responding to a construction site incident at the Great Bahamas Shipyard, where Oasis of the Seas is currently in dry dock.
As of 1:45 pm EDT, we are accounting for the whereabouts of all site personnel and working with local authorities to determine if there have been any injuries.
We are aware of damage to the dock structure and to construction cranes. We are assessing damage to the ship.”
Royal then released another statement later on: “Earlier today, we responded to a site incident at the Grand Bahamas Shipyard, where Oasis of the Seas is currently in drydock.
Shipyard management has informed us of eight injuries, none of them considered life-threatening.
We are aware of damage to the dock structure and to construction cranes. We are assessing damage to the ship. Drydock is a maintenance procedure, and there are no guests aboard the ship.”
Further updates are yet to be confirmed.
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