Astoria Grande accidents and incidents

Astoria Grande cruise ship
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Former names
AIDAcara, Clubschiff

Length (LOA)
193 m / 633 ft

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  • allision - 2023 (with the breakwater in Amasra)
DateAccident
  18 January 2023Ship Collision / Allision

On January 18, 2023, at ~9 am Turkey time (~6 am UTC) the cruise ship collided with a breakwater while trying to enter Turkey's Black Sea port Amasra/Bartin in rough weather.

The vessel was carrying a total of with a total of 668 people (385 passengers plus 283 crew/staff) ad was arriving from Sochi (Russia).

Reportedly, the accident was caused by strong gust winds (speeds up to 40 kph/25 mph).

After failing to enter the harbor, the boat sailed off Amasra, waiting at sea for the weather to improve. A team of divers was dispatched to check the hull's integrity (eventual underwater hull damages). The inspection showed significant damage to a propeller.

The current voyage was canceled and all tourists were flown back to Russia via a charter flight. On Jan 28, the ship left Amasra for TK Tuzla Shipyard (Istanbul) for drydock repairs and technical maintenance.

Note: Actually, this type of marine accidents is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).

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