Costa Pacifica Strikes Pier in Marseille, France

Costa is back in the news with a widely reported incident where the Costa Pacifica cruise ship violently struck a piling in the Port of Marseille this morning. The cruise ship sustained a gash of around 8 meters long, which luckily is above the waterline. 

Costa down-played the incident stating that the damage was just a few feet long and would not delay the cruise ship's itinerary.

The damage to the Costa Pacifica is very similar to damage to the Costa Classica.  Read our article two years ago: New Photographs Reveal Extent of Damage to Costa Classica. 

Costa Pacifica Cruise Ship

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Rene Abma - December 12, 2012 1:28 AM

Volgens mij varen er alleen blinden en doven bemanningsleden bij Costa.

Wat een stelletje amateurs

walter trumpy - December 12, 2012 8:55 AM

yet the Italian press agency minimizes "(ANSAmed) - GENOA, NOVEMBER 12 - Slight accident yesterday in the port of Marseille to Costa Pacifica Due to strong winds while the ship was entering the harbor slightly scrape against a buoy , on the starboard side. Touching is not 'even been warned on board. engineers of the port they still performed the repair work under the supervision of the authorities' jurisdiction and the Italian Shipping Register. was confirmed by the same Costa Cruises, today stating that the ship and 'distributed at 9:40 to continue the cruise to Barcelona. Costa Pacifica, which entered service in 2009, has a tonnage of 11,500 tons and it' 290 meters long. (ANSA). "

roger - December 16, 2012 9:15 AM

The COSTA CRUISES needs to stop to contract ITALIANS DRINKERS to pilot your SHIPS, PLEASE!!!

Petite - December 16, 2012 6:48 PM

They don't pay enough to their crew. Come on they are not slaves!

Sigit - October 15, 2013 9:40 AM

They always fix salery, their crew. That why too much problem on costa

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