Costa Diadema accidents and incidents

Costa Diadema cruise ship


Length (LOA)
306 m / 1004 ft

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CruiseMapper's Costa Diadema cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 4526-passenger vessel owned by Costa Cruises. Our Costa Diadema 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could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, virus outbreaks, etc.

  • deaths - overboard (2020)
  • injuries/crimes - sexual (2015)
  • Coronavirus - 2020 (80 crew in isolation / not confirmed cases)
  March 2020Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

(Coronavirus) On March 26, 2020, the liner was circling in the Mediterranean awaiting permission for docking in Italy (the port is yet to be defined, but was mentioned Civitavecchia's Lazio Pier). Reportedly, the ship was carrying 65 people experiencing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) symptoms.

Officially, there were no Coronavirus cases on Diadema. While navigating off Italy's coast, the ship reported a total of 80 crew (not 65) being in isolation (quarantined in separate cabins). The isolated crew were in contact with a fellow crew medevaced in Limassol (Cyprus) after showing respiratory insufficiency.

  01 January 2020Crew / Passenger Deaths

(CruiseMapper emailed accident report by Jurgen Waechter) Costa Diadema. 1-2 man overboard? Passengers were woken up in cabins at 3:30 AM on January 1, 2020. Everyone had to report to their Musterstation for Full Ship Counting in search for 1-2 missing passengers. The ship then began a 2,5-hour nightly search at sea, arriving late on final destination Dubai the same morning. Loudspeaker announcements only beginning at 8:30 AM told of an official search activity ordered by Abu Dhabi Authorities.

The incident allegedly occurred during the 7-day New Year's Eve cruise (itinerary December 28 - January 4) roundtrip from homeport Dubai (UAE) to Muscat (Oman), Doha (Qatar) and Abu Dhabi (UAE), while the liner was en-route from Abu Dhabi back to Dubai (Port Rashid).

  23 October 2015Crew / Passenger Crimes

(sexual) On October 23, 2015, a 50-year-old male crew was arrested for sexual molestation of a 15-year-old female passenger. The man (of Honduran origin, working on the ship as a cleaner) was arrested and charged with sexual assault of a minor.

The incident occurred in her cabin, while the ship was docked in homeport La Spezia Italy. The young girl traveled together with relatives (aunt and uncle). After dinner, she left the Dining Room restaurant "Scudo Rosso" (Deck 3) and went to her cabin. The crew entered the cabin and began touching her private parts sexually and kissing her. After the girl managed to break free and escape, she told her relatives, who reported the incident to the ship’s security staff who informed the local police.

  27 August 2015Crew / Passenger Crimes

(sexual) On August 28, 2015, a 30-year-old male crew was arrested and accused of raping an 18-year-old female passenger. The incident occurred while the ship was docked in call port Naples Italy (August 27).

The man (Mark Guinucud, of Filipino origin) worked on the ship as a bartender. He followed the woman (of French origin) into her cabin and brutally raped her. The man was arrested when the ship arrived in the itinerary’s next call port La Spezia Italy (Aug 28).

The crew had a booked flight for Aug 29 from Pisa to the Philippines, but the Italian deputy prosecutor Claudia Merlino issued an arrest warrant and blocked the suspect from flying. The cruise ship was on 6-day Mediterranean cruise (itinerary Aug 24-30) roundtrip from homeport Marseille France.

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