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Ferry collides with Somerset dock

Police are investigating after a ferry collided with the dock at Cavello Bay yesterday morning.

Two people on-board

Resolute were injured as a result of the accident, which occurred around 8.30am.

A police spokesman said: “Two people on-board, a male crew member and a female passenger, apparently received minor injuries as a result.

“There were no other injuries reported. The

Resolute was also damaged.

“A full investigation into this incident is underway and any witnesses, particularly the female passenger on-board at the time apparently injured by the collision, should contact the Bermuda Police Service Marine Unit on 247-1509 or 247-1770 at the earliest opportunity.”

Bermuda Industrial Union president Chris Furbert said he was aware of the incident while speaking at a press conference on another matter.

Said Mr Furbert: “My understanding was that the pilot was over on one side of the ship — there are controls on both sides and the controls on one side were not operating. The ship did hit Cavello Bay dock.”

The fast ferry Resolute, seen here when she was being built, collided with the dock at Cavello Bay yesterday, injuring two people on-board the vessel.

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Published May 22, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated May 21, 2013 at 11:32 pm)

Ferry collides with Somerset dock

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