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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.

Celebrity Solstice narrowly avoids wiping out stricken boat

Jan 10, 2019

Four youngsters on inflatable boat had a frighteningly close call with the 122,000 tonne cruise ship Celebrity Solstice in Tauranga Harbour, Australia. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council posted the video showing the Celebrity Cruises ship leaving the Port of Tauranga on December 14, when a small rubber boat run out of fuel.

Crew Member Dies in Fall on Oceania Riviera

Jan 05, 2019

A tragedy shocked the community of Bacoli in Italy, following the sudden death of Giuliano De Cicco who fell from the deck of a cruise ship docked in the Port Miami reports the Italian media. Giuliano De Cicco, age 38, was working as Assistant Destination Manager on Oceania Cruises ship Riviera.

P&O Arcadia Breaks From Moorings in Bermuda

Dec 17, 2018

The P&O cruise ship Arcadia broke mooring lines today while the vessel was docked at Kings Wharf, Bermuda. The ship which was staying overnight broke free at around 2:53 am local time due to strong winds. According to the PTZ Video posted online from the Port Bermuda webcam, Arcadia drifted backwards and sideways for a short period of time before the ship’s crew brought maneuvering power back. The ship was safely brought to the dock and no injuries are reported.

Princess Cruises facing hefty fine after gas-cylinder explosion kills Filipino crew member

Dec 06, 2018

An investigation report was presented by Maritime New Zealand at the Dunedin District Court regarding the fatal incident onboard the cruise ship Emerald Princess in which one Filipino crewman died in a gas cylinder explosion.

Cruise ship hits Key West Pier. Damage estimated at half-million dollars

Dec 05, 2018

The cruise ship Silver Spirit got into trouble last week in Key West hitting a concrete block when trying to leave the harbor. 

Two Filipino Crew Members Severely Burned On Norwegian Escape

Nov 27, 2018

The US Coast Guard performed a medical rescue evacuation of two crewmembers who reportedly suffered from second-degree burns on the NCL cruise ship Norwegian Escape on Monday evening. A officer onboard contacted watchstanders at the Fifth District command center at 3:50 p.m. requesting an urgent medical evacuation of two Filipino crewmen, 25 and 26 years of age, who suffered burns caused by a fire in the engine room.

Oceania Nautica Breaks Free from Moorings in Scotland

Sep 19, 2018

Oceania Cruises vessel MS Nautica broke moorings at the port of Greenock, Scotland today. The cruise ship encountered extremely strong winds of up to 90 mph by the Storm Ali, which resulted in the parting of mooring lines.

Video: Cruise ship crashes into four yachts in Dartmouth, England

Aug 31, 2018

The cruise ship Saga Pearl 2 has hit as many as 4 luxury yachts during a maneuver in the small port of Dartmouth on 29th August. The vessel piloted by Captain Mark Cooper (the Harbourmaster) was brought into the Port of Dartmouth. During a maneuver to turn, the ship clipped 4 yachts causing superficial damage. No one was hurt in the incident and the harbour office is now making all efforts to contact the owners of the yacht involved.

Carnival Horizon Hits Pier at Manhattan Cruise Terminal

Aug 28, 2018

The cruise ship Carnival Horizon hit Pier 90 this morning in New York City while performing a docking maneuver at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.. According to Carnival Cruise Line statement, no one was hurt by the collision, and the cruise ship sustained minor damages. Part of the parking garage and two support beams were damaged by the crash.

Two Crew Members Reported Overboard From Explorer of the Sea

Jul 20, 2018

Two crew members from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Explorer of the Seas went overboard last night near the port of Victoria, British Columbia. According to the reports ship’s Captain announced “Code Oscar” on the loudspeakers on Thursday evening at around 8:00 p.m. local time. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre reports that the crew was working on a lifeboat when they ended up in the water. Luckily they were wearing life vests and shortly after other boats joined the rescue operation.

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