Chinese Taishan accidents and incidents

Chinese Taishan cruise ship

Former names
Costa Voyager, Grand Voyager, Voyager, Olympic Voyager

Length (LOA)
181 m / 594 ft

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CruiseMapper's Chinese Taishan cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 832-passenger vessel owned by Bohai Ferry Company (Small Cruise Lines). Our Chinese Taishan 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could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, virus outbreaks, etc.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 - 2002
  • propulsion/power loss – 2005
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2003 (35 / 5)

Previously, the vessel was operated under the names Olympic Voyager (2000-2004 by Royal Olympic Cruises), Grand Voyager (2004-2011 by Iberocruises), Costa Voyager (2011-2014 by Costa Cruises) and Chinese Taishan (since 2014.

14 February 2005Propulsion / Power Loss

(MS Grand Voyager) On February 14, 2005, at ~9 am, while navigating in the Western Mediterranean (Europe)the vessel temporary lost power. The accident was caused by stormy weather with high waves (up to 15 m / 50 ft) and gale force winds.

The ship was approx 60 ml / 95 km off Majorca Island when a rogue wave caused the power loss and the ship drifted without any propulsion for several hours.  The Captain issued a distress call.

With injuries were reported 20 passengers (8 with broken bones). When the crew managed to restore one of all 4 diesel engines, the ship continued to call port Cagliari (Sardinia Island) arriving early morning on Feb 15.

The ship was carrying a total of 477 passengers plus 313 crew. Among the reported damages were broken tableware, lounge and cabin furniture, TVs.


February 2003Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

(MS Olympic Voyager) During the Caribbean cruise (itinerary January 15 - February 3), the ship reported a total of 35 passengers and 5 crew suffering from Norovirus symptoms (stomach cramps, vomiting and diarrhoea). All sick were quarantined to their cabins.

The ship was on an 18-day voyage from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale FL) to Houston TX.

October 2002Ship Grounding

(MS Olympic Voyager) On October 9, 2002, after experiencing minor hull damage (port side, below the waterline), the vessel was out of service for 3 weeks for repairs. The damage was caused when the ship attempted to avoid collision with another vessel and ran aground.

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