Spain: Fire erupts as passenger ferry collides with crane in Barcelona

A passenger ferry collided with a loading crane in bad weather in the port of Barcelona on Wednesday, causing a fire that sparked an alert for hazardous chemicals, authorities said. Footage from the Catalan News Agency (ACN) shows the moment the passenger ferry hit the loading crane, causing it to collapse and for four containers that fell from the ship to go up in flames. The fire was... Еще reportedly tackled by a dozen firefighting vehicles and several ambulances called to the port. The civil protection department sent out an alert for possible sea pollution, according to reports. Grandi Navi Veloci, the Italian company that owns the ferry, stated that the incident was caused by strong winds and sea currents that impeded the ship from mooring and pushed it against the port's crane.

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