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.
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.
The passengers boarding was interrupted on the cruise ship Seabourn Encore in Picton, New Zealand after a strange gas smell was noticed by the Port Marlborough authorities. At the quayside of Port Marlborough, staff at the refrigeration plant had detected an ammonia leak by one of the refrigeration units. The terminal was then closed for about an hour, as well as Seabourn Encore, which was in the immediate vicinity.
The latest ultra-luxury Seabourn cruise ship, Seabourn Encore was damaged yesterday, February 12, after collided with another vessel docked in the port of Timaru, New Zealand. Due to strong winds mooring lines failed and the cruise ship started to move away from the harbor and finally collided with a cement carrier vessel. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident. Tug boats held the two ships in position to prevent further damage.
After three years sailing through the German and Austrian rivers, the Milka ship named "Muhboot" has sunk this morning. The sweet ship with a giant purple cow, used as a promotional vessel by the world famous chocolate brand, started taking on water this morning in Hamburg district of Harburg, Germany.
A seriously injured crew member working on Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Legend of the Seas, was airlifted in the early hours on Thursday. The medical evacuation was executed while the vessel was sailing 80 kilometers southeast of Wellington, New Zealand.
On the night of January 11, in the Baltic Sea, a passenger cruise ferry operated by Tallink, was hit by a raging storm with waves up to 7-8 meters. According to the Finnish weather service the maximum, measured wave reached 14 meters, which is highest recorded wave in the Baltic Sea. The 2,480 passenger capacity ship Tallink Isabelle, was on its way from Riga to Stockholm when it experienced the storm.
A luxury cruise ship got caught up in the hurricane-force storm “Egon” late Friday night. The 3300 passenger German Cruise Ship, Aida Prima was battered by strong winds and powerful waves in the Northern Sea.