3 Oasis of the Seas sailings canceled after crane collapses into Royal Caribbean ship

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Royal Caribbean has canceled sailings for the Oasis of the Seas, a day after a construction crane crashed into the ship as it was dry-docked in the Bahamas.

Guests on the three sailings will receive full refunds, as well as full credit toward a future cruise, according to Royal Caribbean spokesperson Melissa Charbonneau.

"We have informed our guests that, in order to complete the interrupted dry dock of Oasis of the Seas, we have cancelled the ship’s April 7, April 14, and April 21 sailings," Charbonneau said in a letter sent to FOX 35 News. 

The Oasis of the Seas, which sails out of the Port Canaveral, was at the Grand Bahama Shipyard in Freeport, when the incident occurred.  Eight people were hurt, though none of the injuries were considered life-threatening.  No passengers on board the ship at the time of the crash.

"Oasis of the Seas will head from the Grand Bahama shipyard to be serviced at facilities in Cadiz, Spain," Charbonneau added. "She will then resume her scheduled itineraries, beginning with the May 5 sailing from Barcelona." 

The cause of the crane’s collapse remains under investigation.


FOX 35 reported on this story from Lake Mary, Florida.