Carnival Magic accidents and incidents



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305 m / 1001 ft

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CruiseMapper's Carnival Magic cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 4428-passenger vessel owned by Carnival Cruise Line. Our Carnival Magic accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

  • propulsion/power loss – 2011
  • deaths – overboard (2013)
  • injuries/crimes – 2011, overboard/rescued (2012 twice), 2013, 2018 (sexual)
  • medevacs – 2016, 2017
Date Accident
  27 January 2018 Crew / Passenger Crimes

(sexual) On January 27, 2018, a 63-year-old male passenger was arrested for battering a female passenger, then masturbating in her stateroom.

The man (Jozef Fred Senna, from Jacksonville FL) was charged with "Battery and False Imprisonment" after the cruise liner docked in homeport Port Canaveral (Orlando, Florida).

The victim said she met him in the ship's Casino Bar (on Promenade Deck 5). There he reportedly kept bumping her with his knee. She asked him to stop several times. Then they talked for a while. Upon leaving the bar, he offered to walk her back. She first declined, but later accepted. Once they reached the cabin, he asked to see the balcony, and she agreed. While on the veranda, the man allegedly started rubbing up against her. When she tried to walk into the cabin, he allegedly blocked her path, pulled her shirt up and her dress down. She allegedly pushed his hands away and shoved him by the shoulders, telling him “no” several times. Then he allegedly began to masturbate on her knees and clothing.

  21 April 2017 Coast Guard Medevacs

On April 21, 2017, a 41-year-old male passenger (experiencing chest pains) was medevaced by USCG Miami deployed helicopter team (MH-65 Dolphin). The ship was approx 160 km (100 ml) southwest of Key West Florida. The man was airlifted and transported to Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital.

  15 January 2016 Coast Guard Medevacs

On January 15, 2016, while en-route back to homeport Galveston (~5 hours after departure from Cozumel Mexico), due to medical emergency the ship changed course to Cancun. There, an elderly male passenger was medevaced and transferred to a rescue boat at ~1:30 am.

  22 March 2014 Other Incidents

On March 22, 2014, two cruise ships – Carnival Magic and the Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas – were stuck outside Galveston Bay, unable to enter and dock. A third cruise vessel (Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess) was stranded at the port overnight. The inconvenience was caused by a collision between fuel barge and crude oil tanker.

The accident lead to partial sinking of the barge and leaking over 150,000 gallons (nearly 570,000 litres) of fuel from the tanker, casing spillage in Galveston Bay. The Carnival and Royal Caribbean liners delayed their arrival / docking in Galveston. Carnival Cruise Lines decided to postpone embarkation by a day. Passengers who choose to continue on the shortened itinerary received 1-day (pro-rated / partial) refund.

  02 July 2013 Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On July 2, 2013, a male passenger died falling from his cabin’s balcony, He was reported trying to sit on the veranda’s railing when fell backwards. He stroke another room’s balcony railing before hitting deck floor 3 stories below.

  09 May 2012 Other Incidents

On May 9, 2012, a false bio-hazard threat resulted in a passenger eviction from the ship in homeport Galveston TX. The famous neurosurgeon from Nashville, Tennessee, Dr Jack Kruse was on the ship to attend a lecture about his “Epi-Paleo” diet plan. Instead giving a speech, he became a suspect of bioterrorism. His cabin was extensively searched by the ship’s security staff and later by FBI agents.

The whole incident started with a threatening tweet sent from a false Twitter account using the doctor’s name. The tweet was about him having a vial of a disease to spread on the ship. Someone obviously had notified Carnival Cruise Lines. Later, FBI agents and Port Galveston police team boarded the ship. The man was first questioned and then removed from the vessel.

  04 March 2012 Coast Guard Medevacs

On March 4, 2012, a female crew slipped in water and fell, fracturing her right hip. She was medivaced by USCG.

  27 February 2012 Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

(overboard) On February 27, 2012, a male crew member fell overboard but was rescued after ~45 min. The incident happened at ~10:30 pm, off the coast of Galveston TX. The USCG were alerted, but before their arrival, the ship launched a boat and rescued the man. The report said the man was working on an opendeck area when slipped over the railing and fell in the water.

  25 February 2012 Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

(overboard) On February 25, 2012, a male passenger (wearing life jacket) fell overboard in heavy seas.

  17 November 2011 Propulsion / Power Loss

On November 17, 2011, due to propulsion system problems (with one of the aft Azipod thrusters), the ship stopped for 2 days at sea for emergency repairs. The incident resulted in Mexico itinerary changes – call port Costa Maya and a seaday were replaced with Progreso port overnight.

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