Coast Guard approves movement of cruise ship after allision in Manhattan

Coast Guard Sector New York LogoNEW YORK – The Coast Guard cleared the cruise ship Carnival Horizon to sail and continues to investigate an allision between the cruise ship and Pier 90 at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal, Tuesday.

Coast Guard Sector New York personnel conducted an extensive investigation and examinations on the ship and required multiple technical surveys to ensure it was safe to depart the Port of New York and New Jersey on Tuesday evening.

An underwater hull survey and operations testing of essential equipment on the Carnival Horizon were completed, and the vessel is allowed to depart the Port of New York and New Jersey on schedule.

Coast Guard personnel found minor structural damage to the bow of the cruise ship; this damage does not adversely impact navigation safety.

The Coast Guard is working with New York City officials to determine the extent of the damage to Pier 90. Due to restrictions in place on the south side of Pier 90, vessels can no longer moor there until permanent repairs are completed.

Coast Guard investigators are coordinating with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Board of Pilots Commission to continue the ongoing investigation into the cause of the incident.

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