Thousands of British tourists were on board the ship Britannia when it collided with a tanker in the storm.
A 300-meter-long ship carrying thousands of British tourists anchored in the port of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, collided with an oil tanker due to strong winds on Sunday. The Island Port Authority said there were no reports of serious injuries.
Mallorca was exposed to strong winds reaching speeds of about 120 kilometers per hour. The ship Britannia was unable to dock due to the storm, and the wind pushed the monster to the other end of the pier until it collided with the oil tanker Castillo de Arteaga.
A spokesman for P&O Cruises, which operates the Britannia, said: “Some people suffered minor injuries and are receiving treatment at the ship’s medical centre,” adding that the Britannia would remain in Palma de Mallorca in the evening and all on-board entertainment would be maintained.
The collision caused a hole in the tanker’s hull, but the oil did not flow into the sea. The island’s fire department and harbor police were immediately mobilized.
A storm bringing rain, wind, wind and hail is blowing through several regions of eastern Spain, including the Balearic Islands, Catalonia and Valencia. An alert was issued in several places on Sunday, and damage was reported in several places in the country.