CMV Astor accidents and incidents

CMV Astor cruise ship

Former names
Fedor Dostoevskiy

Length (LOA)
176 m / 577 ft

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CruiseMapper's CMV Astor cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 650-passenger vessel owned by Cruise and Maritime Voyages. Our CMV Astor accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, virus outbreaks, etc.

  • aground - 2004 (Townsville Australia)
  • pier collision / allision - 2018 (Melbourne Australia)
  • pirate attack - 2008

The vessel was previously operated under the names Astor (1987-1988, and since 1995) and Fedor Dostoyevsky (1988–1995 by Black Sea Shipping Company).

  13 February 2018Ship Collision / Allision

On February 13, 2018, while maneuvering for docking in St Kilda (Port Phillip, Melbourne, Victoria Australia), due to strong / gale force winds the ship collided with the edge of Station Pier. After 2 tugboats pulled the vessel away from the pier, it remained anchored for several hours for hull inspection. No injuries were reported.

Eventually, the ship left port at reduced speed and continued towards Hobart Tasmania. The accident occurred on day 3 of the 7-day Australia to Tasmania cruise (itinerary Feb 11-18) roundtrip from homeport Adelaide (South Australia) to Hobart (overnight) and Burnie.

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

  28 November 2008Pirates / Terrorist Attacks

On November 28, 2008, an attempted Somali pirate attack in Gulf of Oman (Arabian Sea) was prevented by the German frigate ship Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Brandenburg class F123 type navy vessel).

  21 May 2007Other Incidents

On May 21, 2007, most of the ship's passengers remained stranded ashore. Due to bad weather (heavy rain and wind), embarkation in call port Stornoway (Isle of Lewis, Scotland) was canceled. All previously disembarked passengers remained in port overnight, accommodated in hotels, private homes, and B&Bs.

The ship left Stornoway and collected its passengers the next day (May 22) in call port Invergordon Scotland.

  26 February 2004Ship Grounding

On February 26, 2004, after leaving call port Townsville Australia and while navigating at the end of the shipping channel, the ship ran aground (hit soft mud).  The vessel was detained ~2 hours for hull inspection. No Injuries or damages were reported.

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