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Cruise Ship Knocked Off Moorings By Powerful Storm, Rough Conditions In Port

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The Queen Victoria cruise ship was knocked off its moorings during a powerful storm on San Francisco Bay. (CBS)

The Queen Victoria cruise ship was knocked off its moorings during a powerful storm on San Francisco Bay. (CBS)

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SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — Rough conditions knocked a cruise ship off its moors while docked in the Port of San Francisco during a powerful storm moving through the Bay Area Monday.

Port officials responded to a call shortly after 1 p.m. that the Queen Victoria cruise ship was coming off its moorings and listing towards the Bay.

Lines holding the vessel to the berth snapped, causing cleating to pull away from the ship.

A person who worked along the water said that the 6,000 pound gangplanks had to be put back in place.

Passengers were eventually allowed to board the ship.

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