Quite the story I came home to. The Costa Classica of Costa Cruises collided this morning with a cargo vessel in China. The incident occured in a deep water channel near the Yangtze River. The 1,300 pax ship was traveling from Korea to Shanghai when the cargo vessel broadsided her in the early morning hours.

There are no fatalities but several passengers have been injured, though nothing serious is reported. All passengers disembarked today and future cruises are in jeopardy as Costa already cancelled a voyage set to leave later today.

In the image above, you can clearly see the 60-ft gash in the side of the ship. The area impacted are all cabins on that part of the deck.