A river cruise ship, the Viking Sigyn, operated by Viking River Cruises, collided with a Hungarian sightseeing boat, the Hableany (“Mermaid”), operated by the Panorama Boat company, on the Danube River last night with thirty-three tourists and two Hungarian tour guides aboard. Seven people were reportedly rescued. Seven people are dead and twenty-one
MSC Orchestra and MSC Poesia Collide in Buenos Aires
According to videos posted on the popular Noticias de Cruceros, two cruise ships operated by MSC Cruises collided at the port in Buenos Aires yesterday.
The YouTube videos shows the MSC Orchestra and the MSC Poesia colliding at the port. There are no reports of personal injury, not is there any explanation for the…
Viking Line’s M/S Amorella Strikes Rocks & Limps to Port
Bloomberg News reports that Viking Line’s M/S Amorella passenger ferry lost power and ran aground in the Aaland archipelago southwest of Finland.
According to the ferry company’s website, the ship carried 1,945 (with capacity of 2,400) but no one was injured and the passengers will remain on the vessel which will continue its voyage…
Superfast Ferry Collides with Mein Schiff 2 in Italy – Minor Damage Reported
Newspapers in Italy are reporting that a collision took place in the port of Bari (Puglia) in the southest of Italy when a Superfast ferry struck the Mein Schiff 2 cruise ship.
Corriere del Mezzogiorne and La Reppublica (Bari) report that high winds up to 40 knows caused the ferry to break her mooring lines…
Thomas Aquinas Ferry Collides with MV Sulpicio Express Cargo Ship: Hundreds of Passengers Missing
A maritime disaster is unfolding in the Philippines after the passenger ferry MV Thomas Aquinas sank after colliding with a large cargo ship, the MV Sulpicio Express, near the port of Cebu.
The ferry was carrying 752 passengers, including children and infants, and 118 crew members.
More than 200 people are missing after passengers were forced…
Cruise Lines Feel the Heat: Congressional Legislation Introduced After Over 60 Cruise Ship Fires from 2009 through 2013
News Channel 12 WPRI in East Providence, Rhode Island aired a broadcast today about Senator Rockefeller’s newly introduced consumer legislation designed to require the cruise industry to report serious crimes which occur on the high seas.
Channel 12 says that "In the wake of recent horror stories on the high seas, lawmakers have introduced a…
Jolly Nero Container Ship Crashes in Port of Genoa, Italy
News sources in Italy are reporting tonight on the allision between a container ship under pilot and a port control tower at the busy port of Genoa. Three people are reported dead, anywhere from four to six people are seriously injured, and between six to ten others are missing.
Rescue workers dived into the dark…
Ferry Slams Into Pier in NYC: Over 50 People Injured
A commuter ferry slammed into a dock in lower Manhattan this morning during rush hour, injuring more than 50 people commuting into New York City. Newspapers report that at least two of the ferry passengers were critically injured.
CBS News states that the accident involved the Seastreak Wall Street. The New York Times states…
LPG Tanker – Ferry Collision Leaves 8 Passengers Dead
Eight passengers from the cruise ferry Bahuga Jaya are reported dead after a collision in Indonesian waters.
The LPG tanker Norgas Cathinka struck and sank the Bahuga Jaya, which is a Ro-Ro passenger cruise ferry vessel, near the port of Merak, Indonesia.
The accident took place on Wednesday. Eight passengers on the cruise ferry…
Royal Caribbean Posts Bogus Comment to Article Regarding Alleged Near Collision Involving Liberty of the Seas
Yesterday I blogged about a near collision which allegedly occurred between Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas and a small Italian fishing boat, the Angela II, which is based in Civitavecchia.
You can read my article: Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas Nearly Runs Over Italian Fishing Boat. The article was based on…