Moment cruise ship rams into tourist boat at Venice harbour

New footage has emerged of a cruise ship crashing into a tourist boat and a dock in Venice on Sunday (June 2).

Footage shows the moment a vessel smashing into a boat moored at a wharf in San Basilio-Zattere, sending tourists running.

At least five people including one American, one New Zealander and two Australians were injured in the accident.

Resident and filmer Matteo Ravagnan told Newsflare : ''Cruise ships are a big problem for us. They are too big to operate close to the harbors and Venetians have called on the authorities to ban them from our canal.''

''I've always thought that something like this [the accident] would happen sooner or later.''