Norwegian Joy accidents and incidents


Former names
Norwegian Bliss

Length (LOA)
326 m / 1070 ft

  Current position   Ship Wiki

CruiseMapper's Norwegian Joy cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 4620-passenger vessel owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. Our Norwegian Joy accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • formerly named "Norwegian Bliss"
  • fires – 2016 (two, during ship construction)
Date Accident
  09 October 2016 Fire Accident

On October 9, 2016, a second shipyard fire was reported during the vessel’s construction at Meyer Werft. The accident occurred on Saturday morning. The fire was in the shipyard’s construction hall 2. Firefighting teams were immediately dispatched. Again, no injuries were reported, and the yard’s all personnel was evacuated from the building.

According to the shipbuilder’s official statement, the fire started on a Deck 9 cabin balcony. As result, several upper decks were damaged and the ship’s construction works were halted.

  28 September 2016 Fire Accident

On September 28, 2016, while still under construction in Papenburg Germany, at ~6 am the ship caught fire at the Meyer Werft shipbuilding yard. The vessel was in the yard’s building hall 2 (indoors) when its manifold inflamed, causing thick smoke that engulfed the building. The fire alarm was activated.

To the shipyard was dispatched firefighting teams which quickly extinguished the fire. During the incident, all workers were evacuated outside the production hall. No injuries were reported. All construction works were temporarily suspended. Fire damages were estimated to around EUR 50,000 (~USD 60,000). The investigation for the fire is underway.

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