Costa Smeralda accidents and incidents
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- fire - 2019 (during ship construction at Meyer Turku, Finland)
- 2-month delayed delivery by Meyer Turku (Finland)
|20 October 2019||Structural and Technical Issues|
The new ship's delivery was delayed by 2 months, which resulted in cancelled cruises (all itineraries from November 30 through December 20, 2019). Next table shows the cancelled inaugural cruise (15-day relocation itinerary from Hamburg to Savona).
Next table shows the 7-day maiden voyage (Savona roundtrip) rescheduled for December 21.
|18 March 2019||Fire Accident|
On March 18, 2019, while the liner was still at Meyer Turku Shipyard (Turku, Finland), the shipbuilder reported an onboard fire on Deck 15 (cabin deck named Milano). According to the announcement, stored equipment caught on fire at ~4:45 pm, after welding started. Shipyard's fire brigade responded first and immediately started firefighting actions. Shortly after arrived local fire brigades from Turku City.
During the accident, the vessel was evacuated. Works recommenced at ~6:15 pm. Ten people were reported with smoke inhalations plus two with minor injuries. Material damages were minor and didn't affect ship's construction schedule. Cruise ship's inauguration (maiden voyage) was scheduled for October 20, 2019.
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