Costa Victoria accidents and incidents
CruiseMapper's Costa Victoria cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2314-passenger vessel owned by Costa Cruises. Our Costa Victoria 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could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, Norovirus, etc.
- deaths - overboard (2014), 2009 (passenger run down in Dubai UAE), 2010 (Ilha Grande Brazil snorkeling)
- injuries/crimes - 2014 (passenger protest in Hong Kong China)
- Coronavirus - 2020 (1 passenger)
- burning fishing boat rescue - 2014
|March 2020||Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks|
(Coronavirus) On March 23, 2020, a female passenger (from Argentina) was medevaced (offloaded on a lifeboat) in Port Heraklion (Crete Island, Greece), ambulanced and hospitalized in critical condition. Her condition worsened quickly and she was immediately intubated. The 63-year-old woman tested positive for COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The ship was returning from Asia to Europe and operating a 28-day Suez Canal cruise (itinerary February 29 - March 28) from Mumbai (India) to Venice (Italy). The voyage had planned visits to India (Mangalore), Cochin), Maldives (Male), Oman (Salalah), Israel (Eilat), Jordan (Aqaba-Petra), Greece (Heraklion, Mar 23, Katakolon, Mar 24, Kerkyra-Corfu, Mar 25) and Croatia (Dubrovnik, Mar 26, Split, Mar 27). The remaining call ports (after Heraklion) were cancelled and the ship continued directly to Civitavecchia-Rome for passenger debarkation.
The liner docked at Civitavecchia's Lazio Pier on March 26. The passenger debarkation started in the afternoon, stopped in the evening and resumed on March 27. All tourists were transferred to Fiumicino Airport for their home flights.
|03 November 2014||Boat Rescue|
On November 3, 2014, in the morning, while en-route from Hong Kong to Hainan Island (South China Sea), the ship rescued all the crew (12 men) of a burning boat. The fishing boat was first spotted by the First Officer, then the Captain commanded the itinerary route to be altered in order to assist the distressed vessel.
All the boat’s crew were rescued and assisted medically by the cruise ship crew. The ship also actively assisted China’s Coast Guard helicopter dispatched to the area by actively searching for the other 2 missing men from the boat.
Unfortunately, due to severe sea conditions, the two men didn’t survive. After being granted clearance, the cruise ship resumed its scheduled itinerary route towards Hainan Island (call port Sanya).
|17 July 2014||Crew / Passenger Deaths|
(overboard) On July 17, 2014, a 53-year-old female passenger was reported missing and presumed fell overboard. The incident occurred on an Asian cruise itinerary, while the ship was en route from Japan to Taiwan (call port Keelung). The woman (of Taiwanese origin) was supposed to disembark the ship in Taiwan. The ship’s key card access records showed she last entered her cabin on July 16 in the evening. All her belongings were left inside.
|06 February 2014||Other Incidents|
On February 6, 2014, call port Ha Long Bay (Vietnam) was dropped after a sunken barge ship blocked the harbor and prevented the cruise liner from entering and docking there.
Miramar Travel (Hong Kong-based cruise and tour booking agency) offered as compensation to each one of their ~1000 booked passengers HKD 300 (USD 40). Costa Cruises offered US$50 per cabin in onboard credit. Most of them accepted the refund offers. However, ~340 disgruntled passengers demanded a higher refund (30% of the per cabin fares, ranging between HKD 8000-18000, or USD 1000-2300),. They refused to disembark the ship in Hong Kong and started a protest. By 7 pm, on the ship remained ~50 protesters. The next cruise departure from Hong Kong (to Malaysia) was delayed by ~8 hours.
|06 February 2010||Crew / Passenger Deaths|
On February 6, 2010, a female passenger died on a Costa Cruises sponsored shore excursion in call port Ilha Grande Brazil. The snorkeling tour was to Blue Lagoon (Lagoa Azul). Other passengers found the woman’s body floating face down.
|12 March 2009||Crew / Passenger Deaths|
On March 12, 2009, a male passenger was killed ashore – just 1,5 hours after disembarking the ship in homeport Dubai UAE. The man (of French origin) was run down while crossing a street. He was walking together with his wife and a friend, but they managed to escape the car.
|2004||Structural and Technical Issues|
In 2004, the vessel was extensively refitted and refurbished. The rebuilding project resulted in adding 246 new balcony cabins on upper decks (9-Tosca and 10-Norma) and also 16 new suites on the Lido Deck (11-Rigoletto). The Bolero buffet restaurant was extended with an outdoor terrace. The Lido deck also received its current promenade (open-deck) areas.
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