Startling videos show the ship plowing directly into the yellow cargo crane, knocking it over like onto stacked containers as startled dockworkers flee. Despite the drama, no injuries have been reported.
The ship was a roll-on/roll-off ferry named Excellent, operated by Italy's Grandi Navi Veloci, one report said. The Excellent was arriving in Barcelona after sailing from Genoa, Italy, as part of its regular service. Built in 1998, the ship has capacity for about 2,200 passengers and 760 vehicles, the report said.
BIG MISTAKE: A boat slams into a crane, sending it crashing to the ground where it catches fire! Union leaders at Barcelona, Spain's port say the ferry boat was blown off course by high winds, and that nobody was hurt. #CBSLA pic.twitter.com/IhiBfR0RaG— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) November 1, 2018