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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.

Former Staff Captain Dies in Boat Accident

Oct 20, 2017

In a tragic accident in Porto Nogaro, Italy, Walter Bonazzа, age 55, lost his life. The former Staff Captain of Costa Cruises and Silversea has died in a boat accident on October 18, 2017. Walter Bonazzа left the cruise line to be close to his family and started a new job near home, as a vessel pilot in the port of Monfalcone.

Disney cruise ship hits pier at the port of Nassau

Oct 01, 2017

 The cruise ship Disney Dream suffered hull damage during a docking maneuver in the port of Nassau, Bahamas. The crash left a large dent on the back of the ship. Luckily there are no reports of injured passengers or crew during the accident. Disney Dream managed to dock at the pier and after inspection, the authorities concluded that the ship is seaworthy. Initial reports say that some repairs were made in Nassau and everything seems to be running as normal.

Medical Emergency on Serenade of the Seas

Sep 07, 2017

Medical Emergency was executed yesterday onboard Serenade of the Seas. The Royal Caribbean cruise ship made an unscheduled stop in St John's, Newfoundland after a man needed urgent medical attention. 

Burst pipe floods several cabins on the Cruise Ship Sun Princess

Sep 06, 2017

A burst water pipe on the cruise ship Sun Princess has forced some guests out of their staterooms. The flooding happened on deck 11 as the ship was ready to set from Brisbane on a 4-Nights Australia Getaway Voyage. The water poured down from the ceiling in the corridor which caused flooding of approximately 10 cabins. A passenger onboard reported to 4BC radio that in a few minutes her cabin was under at least two inches of water.

Whale Found Dead on Princess Cruise Ship Bow in Alaska

Aug 11, 2017

Princess Cruises vessel sailing through Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage hit a whale that was lodged on the bow. The dead whale was removed after the cruise ship docked in Ketchikan on Wednesday morning, and towed to a nearby beach for Necropsy.

Coast Guard Medevacs Woman With Head Injury from Carnival Valor

Aug 04, 2017

Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew medevaced a woman from the cruise ship Carnival Valor on Thursday evening. The vessel departed for a 4-Nights Western Caribbean voyage form Galveston, Texas when just 10 miles off the shore when the US Coast Guard was contacted by the ships authorities.

Injured crew member on board Star Flyer

Jun 19, 2017

A 47-year-old crewman of the cruise ship Star Flyer was injured in the head, while the vessel was at sea in the area of Kavala Bay, Greece. The injured crew member was transferred to the port of Kavala with lifeboat where an Ambulance transferred the patient to the General Hospital for monitoring and preventive examinations. We wish him a speedy recovery.

MSC Cruise Ship Hits Pier in Civitavecchia

Apr 18, 2017

Due to strong winds at the port of Civitavecchia today, MSC Magnifica hit the pier minutes after the cruise ship departed with new passengers. The collision was caused by rapid change of the wind speed – from 9 to 40 knots in less than a minute, pushing the 293-meter long vessel to the pier which sustained some damage to the portside. Watertight doors were closed, at the time of the accident and passengers were called to their muster stations as a precaution measure.

Romanian crew member injured on HAL MS Westerdam

Apr 17, 2017

Civitavecchia Port authorities received a distress call from the Holland America Line cruise ship MS Westerdam, shortly after the vessel left the port of Civitavecchia. According to the Italian Coast Guard, there was a medical emergency for a crew member with Romanian nationality who sustained a head injury and was unconscious.

Staff Captain Error Behind the Carnival Pride Crash in Baltimore

Mar 11, 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board released the report regarding the crash of the cruise ship Carnival Pride in Baltimore pier.

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