Cruise Ship Hits Mexico Pier; No Injuries

A cruise ship hit a pier while docking in Mexico, cutting a 42-foot gash in the ship’s side and delaying its return to New Orleans. Nobody was hurt, but the 2,030 passengers will have to either fly back on chartered flights or wait until the repairs are done, said Michael Sheehan, a spokesman for Royal Caribbean International Ltd. The crash happened Wednesday as the ship called the Grandeur of the Seas tried to dock in 17 mph wind and a 3 mph current, the cruise line said Thursday. The football-shaped gash in the starboard bow is about 5 feet above the water line, and 5 feet wide at its widest point.