Danielle Casanova ferry accidents and incidents

Danielle Casanova ferry cruise ship

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Length (LOA)
176 m / 577 ft

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  • deaths - 2003 (drowning in Marseille France)
  • injuries/crimes - 2004 (crew overboard/rescued), 2009 (baby girl born at sea)

19 June 2018Other Incidents

On June 19, 2018, the ship was hosted a special show by the fashion designer Christelle Kocher (founder and director of the Koche Paris) to promote the luxury fashion brand Koche. For the event, the promenade (Deck 11) was converted into a podium around which gathered 800+ people.

29 March 2018Other Incidents

On March 29, 2018, for the Marseilles-Porto Vecchio crossing, the ship was privately-chartered to transport 500 rental cars to Renault's garage in Figari (Corsica).

22 November 2009Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

On November 22, 2009, at ~4 am, while en-route from Marseille to Tunis, ship's doctor reported that a female passenger is about to miscarry. Fortunately, ~20 min later, a girl was born. The cruiseferry contacted the Hospital Purpan (Toulouse) and MRCC (Rome) for medical assistance and diverted to Cagliari (Sardinia) as there was no rescue helicopter available at the time.

At ~7 am, Danielle Casanova anchored in Cagliari harbor, and at ~7:30; two doctors and a nurse boarded the ship. At ~9 am, because of the impossibility to transferring the incubator, the ship was docked. Once berthed, all parked inside vehicles were offloaded to allow an ambulance to access the car garage. At ~10:30 am, the girl and her mother were ambulanced to Hospital Binaghi. The ship left Port Cagliari at ~11 am, after re-boarding all the vehicles.

07 August 2004Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

(overboard) In the early hours on August 7, 2004, while the ship was navigating between Toulon and Ajaccio (Corsica), a male crew fell overboard into the sea. Navigation Bridge's watch officer was warned a few minutes later. The cruiseferry issued a distress call. Several ferries in the area participated in the search and rescue operation  - Girolata (CMN), Monte d'Oro (SNCM), Mega Express 2 (Corsica Ferries), also the Royal Caribbean liner Brilliance of the Seas.

France's coast guard (CrossMed) dispatched 2 rescue helicopters. At dawn, the man was spotted and recovered from the waters alive, after being 3+ hours in the water. He was airlifted by the CrossMed's Aerospatiale SA 321 (Super Hornet) aircraft.

01 July 2003Crew / Passenger Deaths

On July 1, 2003, while maneuvering for docking in homeport Marseille (France), the ship experienced a sudden gust of strong westward winds (~60 kph). To avoid collision with the moored on Pier 80 cruiseferry Napoleon Bonaparte (1996-built, IMO 9104835), Danielle Casanova made a maneuver and its bulbous bow (protruding bulb) broke one of the mooring lines of the Cassiopeia pontoon. The pontoon departed from the wharf, while on the moored at Pier 78 cruiseferry Paglia Orba (1994-built, IMO 9050826) Ro-Ro operations (freight loading) were carried on.

As result, one car with three passengers (2 male, 1 female) fell in the waters. The men were quickly rescued, but the woman remained trapped inside the vehicle. Two people immediately jumped into the water. Soon firefighters were dispatched to the scene for the search. The car came out of the water at ~8:10 pm. The woman was found inside and deceased.

December 2002Structural and Technical Issues

In the period November 15 through December 13, 2002, the vessel was taken out of service and serviced at Fincantieri's shipyard in Genoa (Italy). Since its commissioning (July 5) were reported several times issues regarding the interior fittings.

05 October 2002Other Incidents

On October 5, 2002, the cruiseferry docked for the first time in Port Civitavecchia (Italy). The vessel was chartered (Oct 5-7) to serve as hotel ship for ~1400 pilgrims to Rome.

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