Cruise ship gets a bit too close to man's waterside home

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A homeowner filmed the moment an enormous cruise came within metres of her waterfront home as her husband waved in sheer panic.

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The cruise can be seen towering over Bill Todhunter, as his wife Yasmine records the extremely close encounter.

Footage shows Bill desperately running onto the decking of their Florida home.

Bill can be seen frantically waving his arms as the ship gets closer

The ship seems to be backing away as the couple watch on in disbelief.

Holding 2,850 people and weighing around 122,000 tonnes, even the slightest touch of the 'Celebrity Equinox' could have caused catastrophic damage to their home.

Bill says it stopped around 100 feet from his waterfront patio.


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Yasmine can be heard screaming "it's too close" as she records to incident

He said: "When the cruise ship thrusters stopped, there was silence and I yelled "somebody is going to get fired" and everybody on the cruise started applauding."

The boat usually passes from Port Everglades docks through to the Atlantic ocean, passing by the home.

But when a fuel spill closed off its usual docking point at Port Everglades, a tricky manoeuvre saw it come dangerously close to nearby homes.

A fuel spill in the Port Everglades docks meant it was unable to enter its usual holding place

As the captain attempted to turn the huge vessel, it drifted closer and closer to the waterfront homes.

In the clip, Yasmine can be heard shouting: "It's too close" before Bill starts waving his arms in a panic.

Speaking to WPLG-10, Bill said: "We've been here for six years and we've never seen anything like that.

"We've never seen anything that close."

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