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Princess Cruises facing hefty fine after gas-cylinder explosion kills Filipino crew member

Dec 06, 2018

An investigation report was presented by Maritime New Zealand at the Dunedin District Court regarding the fatal incident onboard the cruise ship Emerald Princess in which one Filipino crewman died in a gas cylinder explosion.

Cruise ship hits Key West Pier. Damage estimated at half-million dollars

Dec 05, 2018

The cruise ship Silver Spirit got into trouble last week in Key West hitting a concrete block when trying to leave the harbor. 

Two Filipino Crew Members Severely Burned On Norwegian Escape

Nov 27, 2018

The US Coast Guard performed a medical rescue evacuation of two crewmembers who reportedly suffered from second-degree burns on the NCL cruise ship Norwegian Escape on Monday evening. A officer onboard contacted watchstanders at the Fifth District command center at 3:50 p.m. requesting an urgent medical evacuation of two Filipino crewmen, 25 and 26 years of age, who suffered burns caused by a fire in the engine room.

Oceania Nautica Breaks Free from Moorings in Scotland

Sep 19, 2018

Oceania Cruises vessel MS Nautica broke moorings at the port of Greenock, Scotland today. The cruise ship encountered extremely strong winds of up to 90 mph by the Storm Ali, which resulted in the parting of mooring lines.

Video: Cruise ship crashes into four yachts in Dartmouth, England

Aug 31, 2018

The cruise ship Saga Pearl 2 has hit as many as 4 luxury yachts during a maneuver in the small port of Dartmouth on 29th August. The vessel piloted by Captain Mark Cooper (the Harbourmaster) was brought into the Port of Dartmouth. During a maneuver to turn, the ship clipped 4 yachts causing superficial damage. No one was hurt in the incident and the harbour office is now making all efforts to contact the owners of the yacht involved.

Carnival Horizon Hits Pier at Manhattan Cruise Terminal

Aug 28, 2018

The cruise ship Carnival Horizon hit Pier 90 this morning in New York City while performing a docking maneuver at the Manhattan Cruise Terminal.. According to Carnival Cruise Line statement, no one was hurt by the collision, and the cruise ship sustained minor damages. Part of the parking garage and two support beams were damaged by the crash.

Two Crew Members Reported Overboard From Explorer of the Sea

Jul 20, 2018

Two crew members from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Explorer of the Seas went overboard last night near the port of Victoria, British Columbia. According to the reports ship’s Captain announced “Code Oscar” on the loudspeakers on Thursday evening at around 8:00 p.m. local time. Joint Rescue Coordination Centre reports that the crew was working on a lifeboat when they ended up in the water. Luckily they were wearing life vests and shortly after other boats joined the rescue operation.

Cruise ship hits pier in Norway after moorings fail in high wind

Jun 26, 2018

There was a big drama today in the port of Honningsvag, Norway when the cruise ship “Mein Schiff 3” broke free from its moorings due to strong winds. The incident happen around 8:15 pm when sudden strong winds with speed of 49 knots hit the vessel operated by TUI Cruises. The cruise ship collided with the pier and caused damage both to the docks and the ship itself.

Poor pilot training blamed for Azamara Quest hitting rock in Marlborough Sounds

May 03, 2018

New Zealand Traffic Accident Investigation Commission (TAIC) has released a report of the accident on 27 January 2016 when the cruise ship Azamara Quest hull and propeller was damaged at the Marlborough Sounds.

Marella Dream causes a fuel spill in the Port of Palma

May 02, 2018

The Balearic Island’s Port Authority dispatched emergency services yesterday at the port of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, in order to isolate the oil spill caused by the cruise ship Marella Dream operated by Marella Cruises (former Thomson Cruises). The leak which is believed to have come from the ship’s fuel tank started at around 10 a.m.

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