Carnival Horizon Allision – Investigation Report from the NTSB

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released a Marine Accident report regarding the Carnival Horizon‘s August 28, 2018 allision as the vessel was being maneuvered to berth no. 2 at Manhattan Cruise Terminal’s Pier 88 in New York City. The cruise ship’s bow struck the southwest corner of adjacent Pier 90. The 1,062-foot…

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Viking Sky Loss of Propulsion and Near Grounding 23 Mar 2019 – AIBN Interim Report and video

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On the afternoon of 23 March 2019, the cruise vessel Viking Sky experienced a black-out and loss of propulsion in gale to storm force conditions in the Hustadvika area of the Norwegian Coast. The master immediately sent out a mayday as the ship drifted towards shore. Viking Sky was owned by Viking Ocean Cruises…

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Flashback in maritime history – Passenger ship SS Yarmouth Castle, fire and sinking – 13 Nov. 1965 (video)

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The steamship Yarmouth Castle was built in 1927 and was christened Evangeline. At that time Evangeline and Yarmouth, her sister ship, operated on the Boston to Yarmouth, NS route of the Eastern Steamship Lines. Brief: The ship caught fire and sank on November 13, 1965 while en route from Miami, Florida to Nassau, Bahamas. Of the 376 passengers and 176 crew on…

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Flashback in maritime history – Princess Sophia sinking, claiming 364 lives 25 Oct. 1918

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) The Princess Sophia departed Skagway at 10:10 pm on October 23, 1918, three hours behind schedule. Captain Leonard Locke was at the helm, with over twenty-five years of experience on the Pacific Northwest. Shortly after leaving port a North wind accelerated to upwards of 50 knots, and by the time the Sophia rounded Battery Point – only an hour after…

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Flashback in maritime history – Sinking of ferry George Prince, with 76 lives lost 20 October 1976

(http://www.MaritimeCyprus.com) On 20 October 1976, the ferry George Prince sank in the Mississippi River near Luling, Louisiana following a collision with the tankship Frosta. Of the 94 persons on the ferry, 76 died, including the pilot. The USCG investigation states that the ferry departed its moorings at Luling for a routine nighttime crossing to Destrehan on the west bank. Unusually, it sounded…

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