AIDAnova accidents and incidents
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- fire - 2018 (during sea trials, cancelled inaugural cruises)
|16 January 2019||Other Incidents|
On January 16, 2019, the LNG tanker ship Coral Methane (IMO 9404584) successfully carried out its first LNG bunkering on AIDAnova - world’s first LNG-powered cruise vessel. The operation was conducted at Port Santa Cruz de Tenerife (Canary Islands) during the 7-day "Kanaren und Madeira 3" cruise. The itinerary (Jan 12-19) was roundtrip from homeport Las Palmas (Gran Canaria) visiting the islands Madeira (Funchal), Tenerife, Fuerteventura (Puerto del Rosario) and Lanzarote (Arrecife).
Coral Methane ship (built 2008) has LNG capacity 7500 m3. The tanker was modified from gas carrier to LNG bunker vessel in 2018. Its LNG is supplied by Shell Oil Company (a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell). Vessel's 1-year long conversion project required engineering-modification works plus obtaining bunkering licenses for seaport operations.
|December 2018||Structural and Technical Issues|
Maybe partially related to the fire accident (Oct 24, see below), but ship's delivery was delayed, resulting in 4 cancelled departures and re-scheduled inaugural cruise (Dec 19 instead of Dec 2). AIDA Cruises reimbursed all cruise bookings with a full refund. Next tables show the cancelled itineraries in December (2, 8, 12, 15).
10 days, Hamburg to Santa Cruz de Tenerife
7 days, Lisbon to Las Palmas
7 days, Kanaren und Madeira
7 days, Kanaren und Madeira
The inaugural cruise started from Tenerife (Canaries) - 7-day Kanaren und Madeira "Christmas Cruise".
|24 October 2018||Fire Accident|
In the morning of October 24, 2018, in Eemshaven (Groningen, Holland) was reported a fire accident on the cruise liner. Several fire brigades were called. Soon the fire was confined to one of the staterooms and was quickly extinguished. The liner entered Port Eemshaven on October 9 for completion.
The Dutch police suspected arson and started an investigation. The scheduled 6-day sea trials were canceled. The liner remained anchored in Eemshaven harbor during the investigation. Most of the workers, staff, and crew (around 3000 people) usually slept on the ship. However, the shipbuilder decided to evacuate all and house them overnight in local hotels.
Vessel's owner at the time (the German shipbuilding company Meyer Werft GmbH) re-scheduled the official delivery to AIDA Cruises for November 15, 2018.
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