Heres some news that Costa did not want to wake up to. More bad luck for them as the Costa Pacifica had an allision with the pier in Marseille, France. It left a 8 meters long gash above the waterline. In the picture above, it appears the top part of the gash, broke the skin of the hull. The vessel will have to be repaired and inspected by class before she can set sail. Shouldn’t take too long.

Costa’s Comment:

At about 8 am, during berthing manoeuvre in the port of Marseille the Costa Pacifica experienced a contact with a port "dolphin" — a mooring point — due to a strong gust of wind, causing a few meters scratch on the ship’s starboard side above sea water level. No injuries for passengers and crew. The ship is planned to leave Marseille tonight (Dec 12) around 2 a.m. (after repair works being completed) to continue on her six-day cruise on Mediterranean as per planned program. The ship will sail to Barcelona for her scheduled call where she will arrive tomorrow Wednesday December 12 around noon.

Video in French

photo via France3