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.
Sib Hashian, the drummer who played on the first two hit albums of the legendary rock group Boston, has died at the age of 67. The rock legend died after collapsing onstage Wednesday night onboard the cruise ship MSC Divina, operated by MSC Cruises. The ship was chartered for the Legends of Rock Annual Cruise. Witness onboard report that ships medical personnel performed CPR and a defibrillator was used but to no avail.
The following analysis shows how many cruise destinations will be visited by MSC Cruises entire fleet of cruise ships in 2017. MSC Cruises statistics shows how many ports will be visited and the top destinations by the cruise company. Please note, this is unofficial statistics created by the Crew Center team and is intended for informative use only. As a base for creating this analysis, cruise itineraries provided by a third party was used.
MSC Cruises, today started works on their private island “Ocean Cay Marine Reserve” in the Bahamas. The visionary project was officially inaugurated yesterday afternoon in the Bahamian capital Nassau, where Prime Minister Perry Christie and Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, Pierfrancesco Vago, signed a 100-year lease that will allow MSC Cruises to occupy and develop their activities on the island.
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.
A gunshot onboard the cruise ship Msc Magnifica docked at the port of Venice has created panic among the passenger and crew. The incident happened on Saturday June 18, while the large cruise ship was ready for boarding the passengers. According to Venezia Today a border police security guard who was doing ground control placed his weapon in a bag and then in plastic container into the x-ray scanner for hand luggage.
Inspired by its Mediterranean heritage, the campaign was developed to support the global growth plan of the company. To support the second phase of the expansion of its fleet, MSC Cruises, implemented an investment plan large-scale, long-term, covering a horizon of more than ten years, from 2014 to 2026 to enter service boats the new generations Meraviglia Meraviglia Plus, Seaside and World Class.
Brazil Federal Police arrested a 39-year-old woman with 4.5 kilos of cocaine in Buzios. The cocaine was hidden in an abdominal strap and the woman was caught trying to bring the drugs onboard the cruise ship MSC Splendida. According to the officials, the drug was found by federal officers of the Bureau of Macae, in Rio, conducting routine inspection with the ship's passengers. The agents suspected of the unusual volume in woman’s abdomen and her suspicious behavior. A policewoman made a personal search and located the cocaine packages.
Brazilian Media reports that a man who was part of the MSC Magnifica crew died on Sunday evening. The cruise ship was docked in the Port of Santos when this tragic event occurred. Preliminary reports say that the man had cardiac arrest just moments before the ship docked in Santos. Mobile Emergency Team was dispatched to the vessel as soon as MSC Magnifica docked to provide first-aid CPR to revive the man, however he was pronounced dead at the scene.