Moment Canary Islands Ferry Smashes Into Pier Caught On Camera

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A ferry carrying 140 passengers crashed into the docks in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria on Friday after a mechanical failure. Multiple injuries were reported. While the ship stayed afloat, a fuel line ruptured resulting in a spill.

Thirteen people were injured in the incident last night as the ship left the port of Las Palmas in Gran Canaria, one of the Canary Islands, heading for Tenerife.

The Naviera Armas ferry suffered electrical failure minutes after departure and the crew tried to return but were unable to control its path.

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The damaged port wall came down on two vehicles belonging to oil firm Onyx which were refuelling a nearby ship, causing an oil spill which last night on Friday night led to an environmental emergency being declared.

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