Luxury Cruise Liner Collides With Vessel in Timaru

By ,   February 13, 2017 ,   Accidents

The "sexiest ship at sea'' collided with another vessel in Timaru, NZ yesterday.

The luxury cruise liner Seabourn Encore arrived in Port of Timaru on Sunday morning. However, she soon got herself into trouble when she hit with another ship.

Seabourn Encore

A witness told Fairfax that he and his wife had been passing the area when they saw the accident.

"We were . . . looking at the stern when a southerly came up,'' he told the publication.

"I said to my wife: 'That mooring line's not set right for this kind of wind'.''

The witness said the wind strengthened and up to four of its mooring lines broke - resulting in the Seabourn Encore hitting another vessel nearby.

A two-week stay on the cruise liner will set you back a cool $40,000 on the 604 person-capacity vessel.

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