Carnival Horizon accidents and incidents

Carnival Horizon cruise ship


Length (LOA)
322 m / 1056 ft

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CruiseMapper's Carnival Horizon cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 4716-passenger vessel owned by Carnival Cruise Line. Our Carnival Horizon accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • pier collision/allision - 2018 (NYC-Manhattan)
  • propulsion/power loss - 2018
  • water pollution - 2018 (at the shipyard during construction)
  • deaths - 2018 (crew)
  • medevacs - 2018 (2)
  28 August 2018Ship Collision / Allision

On August 28, 2018, in the morning, while maneuvering for berthing at Pier 88 (Manhattan, NYC), the ship collided with Pier 90. The accident resulted in a minor bow hull damage. Pier's damages included two metal support beams and a small parking level section. Passengers debarkation-embarkation were not affected. USCG started an investigation of the incident. NYC’s Department of Buildings conducted structural inspection of Pier 90.

The accident occurred at the end of 8-day Eastern Caribbean cruise (itinerary Aug 20-28) roundtrip from homeport New York City to Grand Turk, San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).

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

  13 August 2018Propulsion / Power Loss

On August 13, 2018, due to mechanical issue (unspecified) the liner had to change the planned itinerary by skipping a call port (Amber Cove, Dominican Republic). In a note issued to each passenger, the Captain mentioned that the issue limited vessel's ability to safely maneuver for docking, and also its max speed.

As compensation, all passengers received USD 50 in onboard credit per person. All pre-purchased shore excursions and tours in Amber Cove were fully refunded.

The incident occurred during 8-day Eastern Caribbean cruise (itinerary Aug 8-16) roundtrip from New York City to Caribbean - visiting Grand Turk Island, San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Amber Cove (cancelled). Amber Cove was dropped due to port's narrow channel and lack of tugboat support (for berthing).

  11 August 2018Crew / Passenger Deaths

On August 11, 2018, a male crew in his 30s died on the ship. The man (Ravi Singh Bisht, from India) was working for Carnival since 2012 in company's Culinary Arts (cooking workshop) department. Reportedly, his death was related to a party held on Aug 10 in the galley (ship kitchen). The man was found dead in his cabin while the ship was docked in Grand Turk (7 am - 2 pm, on Aug 11).

The incident occurred during 8-day Eastern Caribbean cruise (itinerary Aug 8-16) roundtrip from homeport NYC to Grand Turk, Puerto Rico (San Juan) and Dominican Republic (Amber Cove).

  23 July 2018Coast Guard Medevacs

On July 23, 2018, a 66-year-old female passenger (suffering a stroke) was medevaced from the ship approx 80 ml (130 km) from Atlantic City (New Jersey). USCG air station Atlantic City dispatched an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter crew. The woman and a crew nurse were hoisted at ~1 am and flown to Atlantic City NJ.

The incident occurred at the end of 4-day Bermuda cruise (itinerary July 19-23) roundtrip from homeport NYC to Kings Wharf.

  07 June 2018Coast Guard Medevacs

On June 7, 2018, a 33-year-old female passenger (suffering from appendicitis symptoms) was medevaced from the ship approx 160 km (100 ml) east of Cape Hatteras (islands in North Carolina). The USCG dispatched an MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew from Elizabeth City NC. The woman and a crew nurse were hoisted and transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital (Norfolk VA). The cruise liner had to divert its course to expedite the response time.

The incident occurred on an 8-day Eastern Caribbean cruise (itinerary June 5-13) roundtrip from NYC to Grand Turk, San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic).

  14 March 2018Sea Pollution

On March 14, 2018, the vessel entered drydock at Monfalcone shipyard for repainting (full hull coating) and final touches. The liner was previously painted at Fincantieri' Marghera shipyard (Venezia Porto Marghera), but soon was discovered that the paint is peeling.

During the Marghera painting, the yard's surrounding basin was polluted by paint particles. After discovering the issue, paint works were suspended and port's Harbor Office arranged absorbing panels to be placed around the vessel to prevent further water contamination.

The cruise ship was originally scheduled to enter drydock in Navantia Shipyard (Cadiz Spain) before the maiden voyage from Barcelona (scheduled for April 2, 2018).


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