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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.

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.

Cruise ship hits pier in Norway after moorings fail in high wind

Jun 26, 2018

There was a big drama today in the port of Honningsvag, Norway when the cruise ship “Mein Schiff 3” broke free from its moorings due to strong winds. The incident happen around 8:15 pm when sudden strong winds with speed of 49 knots hit the vessel operated by TUI Cruises. The cruise ship collided with the pier and caused damage both to the docks and the ship itself.

Poor pilot training blamed for Azamara Quest hitting rock in Marlborough Sounds

May 03, 2018

New Zealand Traffic Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has released a report of the accident on 27 January 2016 when the cruise ship Azamara Quest hull and propeller was damaged at the Marlborough Sounds.

Marella Dream causes a fuel spill in the Port of Palma

May 02, 2018

The Balearic Island’s Port Authority dispatched emergency services yesterday at the port of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in order to isolate the oil spill caused by the cruise ship Marella Dream operated by Marella Cruises (former Thomson Cruises). The leak which is believed to have come from the ship’s fuel tank started at around 10 a.m.

Cruise Ship Captain Faces One Year Imprisonment and 200.000 Euros Fine

Apr 28, 2018

Cruise ship captain might face one year in jail and a 200,000 Euros fine if found guilty of air pollution in the port of Marseille, France.

MSC cruise ship crashes into pier in Roatan, Honduras

Apr 11, 2018

The cruise ship MSC Armonia had an incident and ran into the dock at the port of Roatan, Honduras today, April 10. A video of the incident was shared on YouTube by several sources shows the cruise ship allided with the dock, and briefly going aground on a beach just past the pier. 

Medical Evacuation on P&O Britannia

Apr 10, 2018

The Spanish sea search and rescue team of the organization -Salvamento Marítimo, evacuated today a British passenger sailing on the cruise ship P&O Britannia. 

Carnival Cruise Ship Loses Anchor near San Juan

Mar 08, 2018

Carnival Glory was stranded for several hours outside the port of San Juan, Puerto Rico due to mechanical damage of one of its anchors. The ship’s anchor mechanism was activated for unexplained reasons and released around 200 feet of chain while the vessel was almost a mile from the port. Ships officers tried to retrieve the starboard anchor but without success, because it was stuck at the seabed. Coast Guard in San Juan, responded to the scene sending two tug boats to assist the ship.

Ferry Explosion Injures 25 Passengers In Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Feb 22, 2018

An explosion on a ferry in Playa del Carmen, Mexico left 25 passengers injured, one of them in critical condition. The incident occurred while people were about to disembark at the dock in Playa del Carmen Maritime Terminal. Suddenly loud explosion ripped off the ship, sending a fireball to the sky and debris on each side of the boat docked, with people nearby. According to reports, passengers ran screaming from the boat after the blast at 1 pm local time.

Ferry collides with Viking Cruise Ship in the Port of Barcelona

Jan 12, 2018

Today, January 12, at the Port of Barcelona there has been a slight collision between the GNV Fantastic ferry and the cruise ship Viking Star operated by Viking Ocean Cruises. The collision between the two vessels happened at around 2 pm local time at the Terminal B, when GNV Fantastic ferry experienced engine problems during the undocking maneuver from the terminal.

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