Costa Deliziosa accidents and incidents

Costa Deliziosa cruise ship
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1130

Length (LOA)
294 m / 965 ft

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  • pier collision/allision – 2008 (Palermo Sicily, Italy)
  • sunk/capsized in 2012 near Giglio Island (Western Italy)
  • uprighted, refloated, towed to Genoa, sold for scrap
  • dead toll – 32 (+ 1 diver)
  • injured – 157 (incl 64 badly)
  • cruise ship building cost – US$570 million (EU 450 mill)
  • salvage operation/wreckage removal cost – US$ 2 billion (EU 1,5 bill)
DateAccident
  29 March 2017Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On March 29, 2017, at ~ 10 am, a male crew was reported missing and overboard during 22-day Transatlantic repositioning cruise (itinerary March 18 – April 9) from Fort Lauderdale Florida  to Venice Italy. The accident occurred while the ship was crossing the Atlantic Ocean en-route from Caribbean to Canary Islands (St Johns Antigua  to Santa Cruz de Tenerife).

AIS tracking data showed the vessel doing repeatedly “man overboard rescue turn” maneuvers in search of the missing man. The nearest Portuguese “Maritime Rescue Recovery Center” dispatched a search plane to the area. Later, the cruise ship was released from the search operation and continued on to Tenerife. The man’s body was never found.

  18 August 2015Other Incidents

On August 18, 2015, Costa Cruises officially canceled its ship visits to the Turkish ports Istanbul and Izmir for the remainder of 2015. These 2 call ports in Turkey were replaced by alternative ports in Greece and Italy, and on some itineraries – with Valletta Malta. These itinerary changes affected 3 Costa Crociere ships – Deliziosa (October and November), Costa neoClassica (August through December) and Costa Pacifica (September, October and November). The decision came in response to the terrorist attack on the US consulate (Istanbul, Aug 10).

  18 May 2014Propulsion / Power Loss

On May 18, 2014, while docked in call port Valencia Spain, the vessel experienced a total power loss incident. The blackout lasted for ~4 hours, until some power was restored and electricity was provided for the ship’s essential passenger services.

On May 20, the voyage was officially cancelled. As compensation, all passengers were offered free shore excursions and tours in Valencia, plus 50% refund and EUR 100 PP in onboard credit.

On May 20, Costa Crociere arranged charter flights and flew to Genoa and Rome all Deliziosa passengers with scheduled disembarkation in these Italian ports (part of the cancelled itinerary). The next scheduled cruises (starting May 20 from Civitavecchia-Rome and May 21 from Savona) were also cancelled.

The ship entered service on May 23, continuing its Mediterranean itinerary program with the re-scheduled 11-day (instead of 13-day) Black Sea cruise departing from Savona on May 23 (instead of May 21). All booked passengers received 25% refund plus EUR 100 PP in onboard credit. To all booked passengers that were already in Savona, the cruise company offered 2-night hotel stay (4-star hotel accommodation) until the May 23 boarding.

  15 January 2014Boat Rescue

On January 15, 2014, while operating on World Cruise itinerary roundtrip from Savona Italy, the ship rescued 8 seaman from a sinking motor yacht in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

The ship received a distress call from the Portuguese Coast Guard in Delgada asking the Captain to assist a vessel. Deliziosa was on her Transatlantic crossing route from Europe to Caribbean (next call port St Johns, Antigua) and had to alter significantly its course. The cruise ship made a huge detour, since the distress boat was approx 270 km / 170 ml southeast of its current position then. When the ship arrived at the location, the 8 yachtsmen waited in liferafts.

  29 January 2012Other Incidents

On January 29, 2012, while on World Cruise itinerary, the ship was docked in call port San Francisco CA when some 40 of the crew (employed as waiters) walked off their jobs and went on a strike. The wait staff complained about the shipowner Carnival Corporation paying them in USD instead of EUR (as promised by contract). Other issues raised by the striking employees were the onboard working conditions and quality of food.

  21 May 2011Ship Collision / Allision

(pier collision) On May 21, 2011, while berthed in call port Bergen Norway, even though still moored, the vessel moved away, thus breaking and pulling a 50 ft / 15 m long section of the pier (breakwater) into the sea.

The incident occurred at ~4.30 pm. No injuries were reported. The damage for Port Bergen was significant, since most big-capacity passenger ships stopping there use that quay for docking.

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

  February 2010Other Incidents

On February 23, 2010, the Inaugural cruise itinerary featured Suez Canal transit starting from Savona Italy (Feb 5) to Dubai UAE. Deliziosa was the first passenger cruise ship christened in an Arabian country. The christening ceremony in Dubai was unique with the usage of special juice bottle instead of than the traditional bottle of wine (smushed in the vessel’s hull). The ceremony was specifically scheduled to coincide with the grand opening of the new Dubai cruise terminal at Port Rashid.

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