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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.

Whale Found Dead on Princess Cruise Ship Bow in Alaska

Aug 11, 2017

Princess Cruises vessel sailing through Southeast Alaska’s Inside Passage hit a whale that was lodged on the bow. The dead whale was removed after the cruise ship docked in Ketchikan on Wednesday morning, and towed to a nearby beach for Necropsy.

Coast Guard Medevacs Woman With Head Injury from Carnival Valor

Aug 04, 2017

Coast Guard Air Station Houston aircrew medevaced a woman from the cruise ship Carnival Valor on Thursday evening. The vessel departed for a 4-Nights Western Caribbean voyage form Galveston, Texas when just 10 miles off the shore when the US Coast Guard was contacted by the ships authorities.

Injured crew member on board Star Flyer

Jun 19, 2017

A 47-year-old crewman of the cruise ship Star Flyer was injured in the head, while the vessel was at sea in the area of Kavala Bay, Greece. The injured crew member was transferred to the port of Kavala with lifeboat where an Ambulance transferred the patient to the General Hospital for monitoring and preventive examinations. We wish him a speedy recovery.

MSC Cruise Ship Hits Pier in Civitavecchia

Apr 18, 2017

Due to strong winds at the port of Civitavecchia today, MSC Magnifica hit the pier minutes after the cruise ship departed with new passengers. The collision was caused by rapid change of the wind speed – from 9 to 40 knots in less than a minute, pushing the 293-meter long vessel to the pier which sustained some damage to the portside. Watertight doors were closed, at the time of the accident and passengers were called to their muster stations as a precaution measure.

Romanian crew member injured on HAL MS Westerdam

Apr 17, 2017

Civitavecchia Port authorities received a distress call from the Holland America Line cruise ship MS Westerdam, shortly after the vessel left the port of Civitavecchia. According to the Italian Coast Guard, there was a medical emergency for a crew member with Romanian nationality who sustained a head injury and was unconscious.

Staff Captain Error Behind the Carnival Pride Crash in Baltimore

Mar 11, 2017

The National Transportation Safety Board released the report regarding the crash of the cruise ship Carnival Pride in Baltimore pier.

Ammonia leak stops cruise passengers boarding on Seabourn Encore

Feb 24, 2017

The passengers boarding was interrupted on the cruise ship Seabourn Encore in Picton, New Zealand after a strange gas smell was noticed by the Port Marlborough authorities.  At the quayside of Port Marlborough, staff at the refrigeration plant had detected an ammonia leak by one of the refrigeration units. The terminal was then closed for about an hour, as well as Seabourn Encore, which was in the immediate vicinity.

Video: Seabourn Encore collides with a vessel in New Zealand

Feb 13, 2017

The latest ultra-luxury Seabourn cruise ship, Seabourn Encore was damaged yesterday, February 12, after collided with another vessel docked in the port of Timaru, New Zealand. Due to strong winds mooring lines failed and the cruise ship started to move away from the harbor and finally collided with a cement carrier vessel. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident. Tug boats held the two ships in position to prevent further damage.

The Sweetest Ship “Muhboot” Has Sunk

Jan 27, 2017

After three years sailing through the German and Austrian rivers, the Milka ship named "Muhboot" has sunk this morning. The sweet ship with a giant purple cow, used as a promotional vessel by the world famous chocolate brand, started taking on water this morning in Hamburg district of Harburg, Germany.

Crew member with broken back airlifted from Legend of the Seas

Jan 26, 2017

A seriously injured crew member working on Royal Caribbean cruise ship, Legend of the Seas, was airlifted in the early hours on Thursday. The medical evacuation was executed while the vessel was sailing 80 kilometers southeast of Wellington, New Zealand. 

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