WATCH: Moment cruise ship is pulled into the sea only for THIS to happen

A viral video has captured the moment a cruise ship is launched into the sea for its maiden voyage.

Using large machinery, it slides smoothly from the port into the water.

A group of people can be seen watching it as they film and take pictures of the exciting event.

But what happens next? Many may be glad they weren’t one of the locals watching.

As the huge vessel hits the water, a large plume of water is thrown onto land, unsurprisingly.

The huge wave then surges against the pier where everyone is watching.

It soaks the front row of people, before spilling out across the platform.

Whilst people attempt to run away, many of them are left drenched by the water and ankle deep in it.

It has already had over 50,000 views on Imgur, with one online user asking why the ship was launched sideways into the water instead of forwards.

Yet many explained how this is actually safer: “Bow 1st will take the bulk of the weight and plunge far deeper and require deeper water, also making the ship less stable and could capsize.”

Others noticed one person as the star of the show.

They remarked: “I love the little girl was smart enough to run right away.”

Another cruise ship caused chaos with its strong waves after attempting to enter a port in Italy.

The Carnival Cruise ship used its engine to start the journey yet the strong wake broke the top of the port.

It then smashed into the smaller boats of the marina, causing many to capsize and crash into each other.

The estimated damages reached up to £200,000.

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