Celebrity Silhouette accidents and incidents

Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship


Length (LOA)
315 m / 1033 ft

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  • propulsion/power loss - 2014
  • deaths - 2013 (baseball celebrity Earl Sidney Weaver)
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2012 (178 / 11)
  • medevacs - 2023

07 August 2023Coast Guard Medevacs

On August 7, 2023, a 69-year-old male passenger was medevaced from the ship approx 40 NM (45 mi / 74 km) southwest of Cabo Carvoeiro (cape near Peniche, Portugal's Oeste region) being en route from England to Spain.

The medical evacuation was conducted by the Portuguese Navy and was requested after the man started to experience severe chest pains. The mission was coordinated by MRCC Lisboa (Lisbon's Maritime Search & Rescue Coordination Center).

For the medevaced was dispatched an AgustaWestland AW101 aircraft (medium-lift helicopter/EH101 in the Portuguese Air Force). The military helicopter crew airlifted the man and flew him to Lisbon's Aeroporto Militar de Figo Maduro (military airport) from where he was ambulanced to a hospital.

The incident occurred during the 13-day "Spain and Mediterranean Cruise" (itinerary Aug 5 18, roundtrip from Southampton, England UK) with call ports in Spain (Malaga/Aug 8), Italy (Cagliari Sardinia, Civitavecchia-Rome, La Spezia), France (Marseille) and Spain again (Cadiz-Sevilla).

12 July 2014Propulsion / Power Loss

On July 12, 2014, the vessel experienced propulsion problems (unspecified issues) resulting in reduced cruising speed. The cruise company had to shorten several call port stays on most Fall 2014 itineraries.

02 April 2014Crew / Passenger Deaths

On April 2, 2014, the ship was partially involved in dock site accident, in which two dockworkers died in St Kitts. They were assisting the RCI Royal Caribbean ship Independence of the Seas to un-berth. At ~5 pm, both men were in a small boat near the RCI vessel, trying to remove its last mooring line, when the ship swamped their boat with its Azipods and tossed the men into the water.

The boat slammed into the cruise liner and immediately overturned. The strong water currents produced by the Independence ship caused their boat to capsize, sucking both men under water.

19 January 2013Crew / Passenger Deaths

On January 19, 2013, the 82-years-old baseball celebrity Earl Sidney Weaver died after suffering a heart attack on the ship. After dinner, he returned to his cabin and reportedly collapsed.

Mr. Weaver (1930-2013) was a 17-years MLB manager of the US basketball team Baltimore Orioles. The accident occurred on a sports-themed Bahamas cruise itinerary roundtrip from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) Florida to Nassau.

In February 2014, another baseball celebrity (Jim Fregosi) was medevaced from MSC Divina after suffering a stroke.

February 2012Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

January-February 2012, CDC reported on the voyage Jan 29 to Feb 10, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 178 passengers (out of 2809, or 6,3%) and 11 crew (out of 1236, or 0,9%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on 13-day Eastern Caribbean cruise roundtrip from homeport Newark, New Jersey. The itinerary included the St Maarten island.

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