ms Oosterdam accidents and incidents



Length (LOA)
285 m / 935 ft

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CruiseMapper's ms Oosterdam cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2429-passenger vessel owned by Holland America. Our ms Oosterdam accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • delayed ship delivery – 2003
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew)- 2 outbreaks in 2006 (total 110 pax), 2008 (76 / 4), 2009 (110 / 10), 2016 (90 / 22)
  • deaths – overboard (2011)
  • injuries/crimes – 2013 (crew)
  • medevacs – 2005, 2013, 2014
Date Accident
  November 2016 Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

In November 2016, CDC reported on itinerary Nov 3 to 18, a Norovirus outbreak infected 90 passengers (out of 1843, or 4,9%) and 22 crew (out of 796, or 2,8%). The ship was on 16-day Transatlantic repositioning cruise from Europe to Florida (Civitavecchia-Rome to Tampa), with call ports Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Malaga, and Funchal (Madeira).

  07 September 2014 Coast Guard Medevacs

On September 7, 2014, a 84-year-old female passenger was medevaced by an USCG helicopter near Glacier Bay Alaska. The elderly woman was hoisted and transported to a hospital in Juneau AK.

  09 October 2013 Coast Guard Medevacs

On October 9, 2013, a 70-year-old male passenger suffered from internal bleeding while the vessel was en-route from San Diego to Hawaii (call port Lahaina, Maui). After the ship’s medical crew requested assistance, an USCG Hercules airplane delivered 6 blood units, 1 platelets pack and 2 transfusion kits.

  01 January 2013 Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

On January 1, 2013, a male crew (of Canadian origin, working on the ship as dancer) sustained injuries that resulted in amputation of 2 toes and parts of the others. The incident occurred during a live show presented at the ship’s theater lounge, when the collapsed stage lift crushed his right foot.

  22 July 2011 Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On July 22, 2011, a 20-year-old female passenger was pressumed fell overboard. She was reported missing by her family at ~7 am. After the ship conducted an unsuccessful search operation, the USCG was notified at ~4 pm. The conducted by USCG assets search was also unsuccessful in finding the woman, The ship was in Alaska, en-route from Sikta to Ketchikan.

  February 2009 Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

In February 2009, CDC reported on the voyage Feb 21 to 28, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 110 passengers (out of 1840, or 6%) and 10 crew (out of 786, or 1,3%). All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on 7-day Mexican Riviera cruise roundtrip from homeport San Diego CA.

  January 2008 Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

On January 5, 2008, the ship reported a Norovirus outbreak affecting 76 passengers (or 3,8% of all) and 4 crew (or 0,5% of all) during 7-day Baja Mexico cruise roundtrip from homeport San Diego CA.

  2006 Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

Twice in 2006 (in June and December), the ship reported a total of 110 passengers experiencing the Noro virus symptoms. Because the required by CDC threshold of 3% infected was not reached on each of both voyages, the incidents were not reported as outbreaks.

  10 April 2005 Coast Guard Medevacs

On April 10, 2005, three passengers were medevaced via USCG helicopters at different times in the same day.

  • The first airlift was of a 78-year-old male passenger suffering fractured hip after falling.
  • The second was of a 64-year-old female passenger with a torn esophagus (food pipe) after bumping into the boutique shop’s glass door.
  • The third airlifted was a 55-year-old female passenger with severe internal pains.
  10 July 2003 Other Incidents

In March 2003 was officially announced, that the Inaugural cruise and the following itinerary are cancelled due to the vessel’s delayed delivery by the Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri. The Inaugural voyage was re-scheduled from July 10 to August 3.

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