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Sun Jun 9, 2019, 08:39 PM

Giant cruise ships return to Venice canals despite angry protests from locals

A massive cruise ship has returned to Venice's canals despite protests from thousands of locals demanding they be banned following a crash with a small river boat which saw five people injured.

The MSC Magnifica, which can hold up to 3,605 passengers, was seen cruising down the Giudecca Canal in Venice today, exactly one week after the MSC Opera crashed into a small tourist boat and injured five people in the same place.

Thousands of locals took to the streets yesterday brandishing posters that read 'Ships out of the lagoon'.

Environmentalists have complained huge cruise liners wear down the city's fragile foundations in the Adriatic Sea and dredge up the lagoon's muddy bottom.

Venice's mayor wants cruise ships rerouted from the heart of the lagoon. The ships disembark thousands of day-trippers.


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Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jun 2019 OP
keithbvadu2 Jun 2019 #1

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Mon Jun 10, 2019, 01:05 AM

1. Bigger than most of the buildings.

Bigger than most of the buildings.

Must be some really tight navigation.

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