Queen Mary 2 Nearly Crashes

Cunard’s QUEEN Mary 2 broke free from her moorings after being battered by strong winds during a Mediterranean cruise, and nearly crashes into nearby vessels.

The world’s only remaining ocean liner, Queen Mary 2 was alongside the Italian port of Civitavecchia on 4th August 2023, when her forward and aft moorings began to snap as a result of gale force winds.

As her lines snapped, Queen Mary 2 began to drift off of the berth, causing her gangways to plunge into the water below. Thankfully, no passengers or crew were on the gangways when this occurred. 

Queen Mary 2 Snaps Mooring Lines
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Tugs held the ship in place until new lines could be secured, and no injuries were reported. One of the gangways was later recovered from the water. The vessel underwent an inspection before departing for its next port of call, Valencia in Spain, where more inspections took place.