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Latest news related to accidents onboard the cruise ships and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the cruise ships told by the crew.

Deck Chair Dispute Erupts in Brawl Between Two Senior Passengers on Cruise Ship

Jul 17, 2019

We have all heard the problems with deck chair hogs – people that wake up really early, claim their loungers by the open deck with a towel, but a brawl among two senior guests to claim a deck chair is something new.

Carnival Ecstasy passengers hospitalized after tour bus crash in the Bahamas

Jun 25, 2019

A tour bus with 32 guests from the cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy crashed Monday morning near Rock Sound, Eleuthera in the Bahamas. News reports state that 26 people suffered injuries from the crash operated by Eleuthera Adventure Tours Limited and organized by Carnival Cruise Line shore excursion Cathedral Cove, Ocean Hole and Rock Sound Island Tour.

Two Holland America Line ships collide

May 04, 2019

Two Holland America Line cruise ships collided today, May 4, at Canada Place in Port Vancouver, Canada. According to reports, the cruise ship ms Oosterdam hit the Nieuw Amsterdam during a docking maneuver. The allision happen stern to stern when Oosterdam was backing in while the Nieuw Amsterdam was already stationed at the dock.

Cruise ship comes to help Oasis of the Seas crew members

Apr 02, 2019

2000 crew members were evacuated from Oasis of the Seas after a large crane crashed on the cruise ship during dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas. The incident caused the ship to list on one side and parts of the dry dock are damaged. All the crew were safely evacuated on land and expected to stay overnight in Freeport city, Grand Bahamas.

8 Injured after crane falls on Oasis of the Seas

Apr 02, 2019

A large construction crane collapsed today on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Seas during the dry dock refurbishment at the Grand Bahamas Shipyard. Eight people are reported injured in the incident, company officials said.

“We are responding to a construction site incident at the Great Bahamas Shipyard, where Oasis of the Seas is currently in dry dock.”

Viking Sky Engine Failure Caused by Low Oil Level

Mar 27, 2019

After investigating the incident Norwegian Maritime Authority announced today that the cruise ship Viking Sky motors failed because of relatively low oil levels in the engines. Lars Alvestad, the head of Norway's Maritime Authority, said that low oil levels were the "direct cause" of the engine failure that stranded Viking Sky over the weekend while the vessel was sailing from Tromso to Stavanger with 1,400 passengers and crew on board.

Cruise Ship In Trouble, All Passengers And Crew Onboard To Be Evacuated

Mar 23, 2019

Evacuation of passengers and crew is underway, after the cruise ship Viking Sky experienced engine failure today, March 23, 2019. Some 1300 passengers and crew are to be evacuated, by helicopters and if possible, by SAR boats in heavy storm conditions. The vessel is currently one kilometer off the coast of Farstad, Norway. According to the local media, this is one of the worst places to have problems due to strong wind, waves and hundreds of reefs.

Terrifying Night On Norwegian Escape - Crew and Passengers Injured

Mar 05, 2019

The cruise ship Norwegian Escape was hit by a strong gust of wind, estimated at 100 knots, on Sunday, March 3, 2019, which caused the ship to tilt extremely to the port side.

MSC Cruise Ships Collide in Buenos Aires

Feb 21, 2019

Two MSC sister ships collided at the Port of Buenos Aires, Argentina on February 20, 2019. The accident happened when the cruise liner MSC Orchestra lost control while maneuvering in the port and started drifting towards MSC Poesia which was moored at that time at the south dock. With a local pilot onboard and assistance from two tug boats, MSC Orchestra still managed to collide sustaining minor damage on the starboard side.

Video: NCL Epic Crashes Into Dock in San Juan

Feb 12, 2019

The NCL cruise ship Norwegian Epic, crushed into dock in San Juan, Puerto Rico causing structural damage to the pier. After experiencing power loss yesterday, Epic had to cancel ports in Tortola and St. Thomas and arrived today in San Juan with the help of tug boats for repairs.

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