2007_07_shipbump.jpgA Carnival cruise ship bumped a West Side pier at around 7:30AM this morning. The ship, the 895-foot Carnival Victory, suffered some damage to its bow and now Department of Buildings is investigating whether the dock at 12th Avenue and 56th Street is damaged as well.

There is a two-story dock used for parking at the pier, which you can see on WCBS 2's helicopter footage. The West Side Highway was partially closed so emergency vehicles could get to the scene.

There are no injures reported amongst the thousands of passengers and crew members. It's unknown what caused the ship to bump the pier, but here's a fun fact: The tonnage of the ship is 102,000 gross tons.