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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.

Cruise ship comes to help Oasis of the Seas crew members

Apr 02, 2019

2000 crew members were evacuated from Oasis of the Seas after a large crane crashed on the cruise ship during dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas. The incident caused the ship to list on one side and parts of the dry dock are damaged. All the crew were safely evacuated on land and expected to stay overnight in Freeport city, Grand Bahamas.

8 Injured after crane falls on Oasis of the Seas

Apr 02, 2019

A large construction crane collapsed today on the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Seas during the dry dock refurbishment at the Grand Bahamas Shipyard. Eight people are reported injured in the incident, company officials said.

“We are responding to a construction site incident at the Great Bahamas Shipyard, where Oasis of the Seas is currently in dry dock.”

Viking Sky Engine Failure Caused by Low Oil Level

Mar 27, 2019

After investigating the incident Norwegian Maritime Authority announced today that the cruise ship Viking Sky motors failed because of relatively low oil levels in the engines. Lars Alvestad, the head of Norway's Maritime Authority, said that low oil levels were the "direct cause" of the engine failure that stranded Viking Sky over the weekend while the vessel was sailing from Tromso to Stavanger with 1,400 passengers and crew on board.

Cruise Ship In Trouble, All Passengers And Crew Onboard To Be Evacuated

Mar 23, 2019

Evacuation of passengers and crew is underway, after the cruise ship Viking Sky experienced engine failure today, March 23, 2019. Some 1300 passengers and crew are to be evacuated, by helicopters and if possible, by SAR boats in heavy storm conditions. The vessel is currently one kilometer off the coast of Farstad, Norway. According to the local media, this is one of the worst places to have problems due to strong wind, waves and hundreds of reefs.

Terrifying Night On Norwegian Escape - Crew and Passengers Injured

Mar 05, 2019

The cruise ship Norwegian Escape was hit by a strong gust of wind, estimated at 100 knots, on Sunday, March 3, 2019, which caused the ship to tilt extremely to the port side.

MSC Cruise Ships Collide in Buenos Aires

Feb 21, 2019

Two MSC sister ships collided at the Port of Buenos Aires, Argentina on February 20, 2019. The accident happened when the cruise liner MSC Orchestra lost control while maneuvering in the port and started drifting towards MSC Poesia which was moored at that time at the south dock. With a local pilot onboard and assistance from two tug boats, MSC Orchestra still managed to collide sustaining minor damage on the starboard side.

Video: NCL Epic Crashes Into Dock in San Juan

Feb 12, 2019

The NCL cruise ship Norwegian Epic, crushed into dock in San Juan, Puerto Rico causing structural damage to the pier. After experiencing power loss yesterday, Epic had to cancel ports in Tortola and St. Thomas and arrived today in San Juan with the help of tug boats for repairs.

Celebrity Solstice narrowly avoids wiping out stricken boat

Jan 10, 2019

Four youngsters on inflatable boat had a frighteningly close call with the 122,000 tonne cruise ship Celebrity Solstice in Tauranga Harbour, Australia. The Bay of Plenty Regional Council posted the video showing the Celebrity Cruises ship leaving the Port of Tauranga on December 14, when a small rubber boat run out of fuel.

Crew Member Dies in Fall on Oceania Riviera

Jan 05, 2019

A tragedy shocked the community of Bacoli in Italy, following the sudden death of Giuliano De Cicco who fell from the deck of a cruise ship docked in the Port Miami reports the Italian media. Giuliano De Cicco, age 38, was working as Assistant Destination Manager on Oceania Cruises ship Riviera.

P&O Arcadia Breaks From Moorings in Bermuda

Dec 17, 2018

The P&O cruise ship Arcadia broke mooring lines today while the vessel was docked at Kings Wharf, Bermuda. The ship which was staying overnight broke free at around 2:53 am local time due to strong winds. According to the PTZ Video posted online from the Port Bermuda webcam, Arcadia drifted backwards and sideways for a short period of time before the ship’s crew brought maneuvering power back. The ship was safely brought to the dock and no injuries are reported.

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