GNV Cristal ferry accidents and incidents

GNV Cristal ferry cruise ship

Former names
SNAV Sardegna, Pride of Le Havre, Olau Hollandia

Length (LOA)
161 m / 528 ft

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  • fires - 1998, 1999

The vessel was previously operated under the names Olau Hollandia (1989-1994 by Olau Line), Pride of Le Havre (1994-2005 by P&O Ferries), SNAV Sardegna (2005-2017 by SNAV) and GNV Cristal (since 2017 by GNV).

18 March 1999Fire Accident

(Pride of Le Havre) On March 18, 1999, the ship suffered an engine room fire accident. As repairs required dry-dock, they were done in Southampton UK. The ferry re-entered service on March 24.

27 July 1998Fire Accident

(Pride of Le Havre) In the evening of July 27, 1998, while en-route from Le Havre to Portsmouth, the ship suffered an engine room explosion. The accident affected a switchboard and resulted in an engine room fire, power loss (complete blackout) and 3 seriously injured crew.

After extinguishing the fire and restoring the power, the ferry returned to Le Havre assisted by 2 tugboats. The injured crew were medevaced to a hospital, where 5 days later one of them died.

After offloading the injured, the ship left for Portsmouth England, where arrived in the early morning on July 28. In Portsmouth, all passengers and vehicles were offloaded and the vessel entered wet dock for repairs.

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