cruise accidents

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.

Ocean Explorer Freed After Running Grounding in Greenland

Sep 14, 2023

The expedition cruise ship Ocean Explorer has been successfully pulled free after running aground in the remote wilderness of northeast Greenland. After several attempts to dislodge the ship, Nature Institute's research ship, Tarajoq, took on the task of yet another rescue attempt.

Police Investigate Cruise Ship Incident in Baltic Sea Restricted Area

Sep 13, 2023

German authorities have launched an investigation into an incident involving the cruise ship Mein Schiff 4, which reportedly entered a restricted area in the Baltic Sea. The incident occurred on September 5th during the vessel's eastbound journey from Kiel to the Polish port city of Gdynia, passing through the Fehmarnbelt.

Cruise Ship Runs Aground in Greenland

Sep 13, 2023

The expedition cruise ship Ocean Explorer found itself stranded after running aground in Alpefjord at the national park of Northeast Greenland. The incident unfolded on Monday afternoon when the Arctic Command received a distress call from the vessel. There are 206 passengers and crew members on board, all of whom are reported to be unharmed.

Norwegian Epic Causes Oil Spill in Port of Split

Aug 29, 2023

The cruise ship Norwegian Epic experienced an oil spill during the pumping out of oil residues at the port of Split, Croatia. The spill affected the sea and coastline, but immediate actions by the ship's crew and a specialized company contained the spill.

P&O Britannia Collides with Tanker in Palma de Mallorca During Hurricane Storm

Aug 28, 2023

A powerful hurricane storm with winds reaching up to 120 kilometers per hour, caused a massive cruise ship to drift and collide with an oil tanker in the port of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. The cruise ship in question, the P&O Britannia, was moored at the port before being torn from its moorings due to the ferocity of the winds. The storm's impact was so powerful that the ship was propelled from one side of the port to the other.

Celebrity Infinity Breaks Away From Moorings at Port of Ravenna

Jul 24, 2023

The coastal town of Ravenna, Italy faced a tumultuous encounter with nature on Saturday as strong gusts of wind wreaked havoc, causing the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity to break its moorings at the Porto Corsini pier during a powerful storm. With approximately 2,100 passengers and 900 crew members on bord, the situation posed an immediate challenge for maritime authorities.

Crew Member Injured on Celebrity Infinity

Jul 19, 2023

An unfortunate incident occurred aboard the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity, as reported by the Greek news outlet Mono News. On July 18, the Central Port Authority of Corfu received information from the maritime agent of the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity currently docked at the port of Corfu, regarding an injury sustained by a 48-year-old crew member specializing as a refrigerant assistant.

Ruby Princess Damaged After Hitting Pier 27 in San Francisco

Jul 07, 2023

The cruise ship Ruby Princess collided with Pier 27 in San Francisco during the early morning hours of Thursday, July 6, 2023. The incident occurred as the vessel was docking after completing a 10-night Alaska cruise. While damage to the ship's hull and the dock has been reported, no guests or crew members were injured, and operational systems remain unaffected.

Club Med 2 runs aground on a sandbar off the coast of Panama

Feb 21, 2023

About 316 passengers were stranded for nearly twenty hours when the five-masted schooner Club Med 2 plowed into a sand bar off the coast of Panama.

Video: MSC Musica Breaks Away From Moorings at Port of Rio de Janeiro

Feb 06, 2023

On Friday afternoon, a cruise ship at the Port of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil broke away from its moorings and went adrift. MSC Musica was moored at Pier Mauá when an exceptionally powerful wind caused the ship's lines to part and she drifted away from her moorings. The ship quickly restored the mooring lines with the help of a tugboat. Luckily no damages or injuries have been reported.