Coastal Celebration ferry accidents and incidents

CruiseMapper's Coastal Celebration ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1604-passenger vessel owned by BC FERRIES (Ferries). Our Coastal Celebration ferry 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could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

  • pier collision/allision - 2011 (Swartz Bay, BC Canada)
  • injuries/crimes - 2015
Date Accident
  04 November 2015 Crew / Passenger Crimes

(overboard) On November 4, 2015, while en-route from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen, a male passenger launched one of the ship's liferafts (inflatable boats), then jumped overboard. The man swam to Galiano Island, where was later arrested.

  05 May 2011 Ship Collision / Allision

On May 5, 2011, due to human error (Navigation Bridge officer on duty), the ship collided with the Swartz Bay's dock. While there were no injuries in the accident, damages to the ferry and the berth were estimated at ~CAD 470,000.

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