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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.

Cruise Ship Clips Railroad Bridge in Massachusetts

Oct 13, 2016

The cruise ship Viking Star operated by Viking Ocean Cruises, on its way to New York City scraped the underside of a Railroad Bridge yesterday, October 12. According to Cape Cod Times, the Army Corps of Engineers is investigating the incident. As seen on the video bellow by Katie Barlow the ship Viking Star slowly sails under the bridge when a mast near the ships funnel scraped the underside of the bridge.

Carnival Liberty passenger suffers minor injuries in Cozumel

Oct 12, 2016

Carnival Liberty cruise ship passenger was injured in Cozumel yesterday in a motorcycle accident. The news site Yucatan reports that Carol Terry and her boyfriend David Peterson, rented a motorcycle for sightseeing the island.

Carnival Spirit rescues 2 female crew stranded on superyacht

Oct 04, 2016

A Carnival cruise ship has responded to the distress SOS signal send by the luxury superyacht Masteka 2, off the NSW mid north coast in Australia. According to the marine safety authority, in the early morning hours on Tuesday the superyacht, with six crew members on board, lost steering and started taking on water around 140 nautical miles from Port Macquarie.

Celebrity Silhouette Passenger Medevaced in Cyprus

Oct 01, 2016

AW139 helicopter of 460 Cyprus Rescue Squadron responded to the medical emergency while heading for the military parade for the 56th anniversary of Independence of Cyprus.

60 Tons Crane Falls Next to Royal Princess

Sep 27, 2016

During the scheduled dry dock in Palermo on Princess Cruises ship Royal Princess, a 60 tons crane fell to the yard just next to the ship. The accident happened yesterday inside the basin during a lifting operation. The crane detached from the top of the fixed platform which was a cause of the accident. Fortunately no one was near the place where the crane fell and there are no reported injured workers. 

Rhapsody of the Seas Damaged During Storm in Greece

Sep 19, 2016

Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas has been damaged by a strong winds that the ship encountered this morning. The ship was hit by powerful wind at 5:00 AM waking up all passengers onboard, while sailing near Greek Isles. The ship sustained damages in public areas and several large windows in the dinning room have been broken.  There are also reports that the ship heavily listed and water poured from the pool deck to several decks bellow.

Staff Member is Suing Royal Caribbean for $1 Million

Sep 13, 2016

Former staff member working as a musician on Royal Caribbean is suing the cruise line for negligence led to an unsafe work environment aboard, that caused injuries to the plaintiff. SE Texas Record reports that the victim, Gerald Dahir of Harbor City, California, filed a lawsuit in Galveston Southern District Court against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., for violation of the Jones Act. 

Video: Carnival Vista wrong maneuver destroys $280 000 pier

Sep 06, 2016

The cruise ship Carnival Vista made a wrong maneuver destroying small tourist pier of Marina del Nettuno, in Messina, Italy. The 130 thousand tons giant of the seas, was performing maneuver to exit the port when it generated violent wave destroying two piers of reinforced concrete. The owner of the pier claims that the damages to the port are estimated at $280 000.

Passenger Almost Loses a Finger on Cruise Ship

Aug 09, 2016

SorentoPress reports that a passenger on cruise ship sailing in the Gulf of Naples, last night almost lost a finger of his left hand. The medical emergency has been reported by the captain of MSC Poesia to the Italian Coast Guard, stating that a tourist suffered partial detachment of his finger.

Thomson Celebration Suffers Engine Failure

Jul 25, 2016

The cruise ship Thomson Celebration minutes after departing from La Valletta Grand Harbour on Saturday July, 23 suffered an engine failure leaving it powerless near the port entrance. The ship’s captain was forced to drop the anchor in order to avoid hitting the harbor structures constructed as part of the coastal weather defense system.

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