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.

Norwegian Sun Hits Iceberg in Alaska

Jun 27, 2022

The cruise ship Norwegian Sun came in contact with a small iceberg due to thick fog during its voyage to Alaska. As a result, the vessel was forced to skip a port of call and proceed to Juneau to assess the damage.

Harmony of the Seas hits dock extension in Falmouth, Jamaica

May 28, 2022

Royal Caribbean International's Harmony of the Seas hit the dock extension as it entered Jamaica's Falmouth Harbor on Thursday. The incident happen just hours after a Carnival Cruise ship caught fire in Grand Turk.

Royal Caribbean said that the damage on the ship was small and that it would not affect the current sailing.

Cargo vessel hits Mariner of the Seas in Freeport

Apr 21, 2022

Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the Seas had an unfortunate accident in the Bahamas, the cruise ship was hit by the cargo vessel Tropic Freedom. According to passengers onboard, Tropic Freedom came alongside the harbor’s edge at speed, hit the concrete edge of the dock, and then lodged itself into Mariner of the Seas, which caused a lot of noise and shook the vessel.

Norwegian Escape is Stuck on Sandbar in Puerto Plata

Mar 15, 2022

Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ship Norwegian Escape ran aground on a sandbar today, March 14, just off the coast of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The incident happen as the cruise ship with 3.223 guests and 1.618 crew departed the port and got stuck shortly after at Taino Bay. Several tug boats were called to assist the ship, however, at this moment there is no progress as the Norwegian Escape has been stuck for 3 hours.

Ferry collides with the cruise ship Aida Luna at St John’s Harbour

Dec 09, 2021

The Island Escape ferry was involved in an accident on Monday night and certainly will need time before it resumes transporting passengers. According to the ferry crew, the control system failed, which caused it to drift for a while and soon after, collided with the docked cruise ship Aida Luna, at St John’s Harbour, Antigua.

Breaking News: Bravo Code on Jewel of the Seas in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean

Nov 10, 2021

Crew Center has been informed that Bravo Code was sounded on the Jewel of the Seas at this moment. The ship is now sailing across the Atlantic Ocean to Miami where it is scheduled to arrive on November 14. The vessel is in the middle of the Atlantic which is the worst place to have an emergency situation.

MSC Lirica: Injured Crew Member Transferred to Hospital in Corfu

Apr 10, 2021

A 44-year-old electrician, member of the crew of the cruise ship MSC Lirica, was injured on Wednesday while trying to change a valve of the cooling mechanism. At the time of the accident, MSC Lirica was at the port of Corfu, Greece where the ship is currently in warm layup. The crew member, whose name was not released, was first checked by the ship’s doctor and later transported by EKAB ambulance service to the Corfu General Hospital, for further medical treatment.

Video: Mega container ship struck cruise ship in Hamburg

Mar 19, 2021

A colossal container ship struck berthed expedition cruise ship in Hamburg, Germany while leaving the port. The incident happen yesterday morning when the 150,853 Gross Tonnage cargo ship CSCL Star, struck the Hapag-Lloyd ship Hanseatic Inspiration, during a turning maneuver assisted by tugboats. The container ship came dangerously close to the cruise ship until a slight collision actually occurred at the end.

Costa Smeralda Hits Crane In Savona

Jan 22, 2021

An accident happen this morning in the port of Savona during a docking maneuver of the cruise ship Costa Smeralda. The vessel hit and damaged a cargo crane, and one of the ship's lifeboats on the port side detached and crashed into the sea. The port authorities are investigating the accident and damages to the pier and the vessel.

Norwegian Escape Collides Into Dock in Civitavecchia

Jan 09, 2021

Several people have informed Crew Center that the cruise ship Norwegian Escape struck a pier in the port of Civitavecchia. According to our source, the allision happened on December 17, when the Norwegian Escape was maneuvering toward a dock when it made contact with the pier. The reasons for the accident and how the vessel deviated from its course are still unknown. Fortunately, there are no injured crew members and the damage to the ship’s hull was relatively minor. 

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