American Star accidents and incidents
CruiseMapper's American Star cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 100-passenger vessel owned by American Cruise Lines. Our American Star accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.
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- bridge collision/allision – 2016 (Main Street Bridge, Jacksonville FL)
|25 November 2016||
Ship Collision / Allision
On November 25, 2016, the ship collided with Main Street Bridge (Jacksonville Florida). The accident resulted in closing down the bridge to traffic. It occurred after the boat attempted to moor on South Bank but instead drifted and struck the bridge,
The boat remained stuck up under the bridge for nearly 3 hours. Using tugboat assistance, it was eventually pulled free. No hull damages or injuries were reported.
Note: Actually, this type of marine accidents is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).
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