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.

Carnival Magic hits pier in Ocho Rios

Feb 07, 2024

The cruise ship Carnival Magic, currently hosting the ShipRocked cruise encountered adverse weather conditions upon its arrival at Ocho Rios, Jamaica. 

MSC Sinfonia Breaks Mooring and Damages Marina in Syracuse

Jan 08, 2024

Gale force winds of up to 50 knots broke the mooring lines of the cruise ship MSC Sinfonia while the vessel was anchored at the port of Syracuse, Italy. The incident occurred on Saturday, 6th January 2024, causing the giant cruise ship to collide with other boats moored at the Marina and one of the docks of the Foro Italico. With the collision, MSC Sinfonia is reported to have sunk two boats, and caused damage to other yachts, and to the marina.

Severe Storm Injures 100 Passengers Aboard Saga's Spirit of Discovery

Nov 09, 2023

Around 100 passengers on board Saga's cruise ship Spirit of Discovery sustained injuries during a roundtrip to the Canary Islands when severe weather struck in the Bay of Biscay. The ship, which embarked on a 14-night 'Canary Island Quintet' cruise on October 24, was met with challenging conditions on its journey.

Severe Storm Injures 100 Passengers Aboard Saga's Spirit of Discovery

Nov 09, 2023

Around 100 passengers on board Saga's cruise ship Spirit of Discovery sustained injuries during a roundtrip to the Canary Islands when severe weather struck in the Bay of Biscay. The ship, which embarked on a 14-night 'Canary Island Quintet' cruise on October 24, was met with challenging conditions on its journey.

8-Year-Old Boy Rescued After Falls into Gap Between Cruise Ship and Dock

Oct 04, 2023

A terrifying incident unfolded at the port of Salerno, Italy, on October 3rd, when an 8-year-old boy narrowly escaped a tragic fate. The boy had disembarked from a cruise ship with his family at the Salerno Maritime Station, when a simple and innocent moment turned into a terrifying ordeal when the young boy slipped and fell into the water in the small gap separating the dock from the ship.

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.

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