April 1st, 2019 (8:35PM) - Reports and video out of the Grand Bahamas shipyard show that Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas has been involved in a casualty due to a construction crane crashing into the hull of the ship.
No passengers were onboard as the ship is currently out of service in dry dock and receiving renovations. Sadly, it is reported that 8 workers were injured in the accident. Of the 8 injuries reported, according to a statement by Royal Caribbean, "none of them [are] considered life-threatening." No reported deaths at this time.
Damages in the accident include multiple cranes, the dock 2 structure as well as the hull of the ship. It is unknown as of right now if the ship will be able to be reconstructed or if the damages are too great to salvage. The ship is currently being assessed.
Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas ocean liner is one of the largest in the world. It carries more that 6,000 passengers and weighs in at 100,000 metric tons.
The ship is in Royal Caribbean's "Oasis Class" which also includes the Allure of the Seas, Harmony of the Seas and Symphony of the Seas. Royal Caribbean has also ordered two additional ships, unnamed as of yet, that are expected to be completed in 2021 & 2023.
We wish a speedy recovery to the 8 injured.