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Why It's So Risky Docking a Ship in This Jamaican Port

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Steering a ship the size of the MSC Divina into a tricky port like Ocho Rios, in the western Caribbean, requires the harbor pilot on hand to assist. One problem: He's nowhere to be found.

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MSC Divina is a taste of Europe in the Caribbean. Designed by Italian naval architects and named after movie star Sophia Loren, this cruise ship offers each of its 4,200 passengers a "taste of the sweet life." However, this particular voyage from Miami to Jamaica, Mexico, and the Bahamas will be anything but smooth sailing for the ship's crew. A tropical disturbance brewing nearby is building to hurricane force and is on a collision course with the final two ports of the cruise, threatening to bring this divine trip to a disastrous conclusion.

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