GNV Fantastic ferry accidents and incidents

GNV Fantastic ferry cruise ship


Length (LOA)
188 m / 617 ft

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CruiseMapper's GNV Fantastic ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2033-passenger vessel owned by GRANDI NAVI VELOCI (Ferries). Our GNV Fantastic ferry accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • fire - 2020 (at Marseille Fos Port)
  • ship collision - 2018 (in Barcelona with Viking Star)
  • severe listing - 2008

28 June 2020Fire Accident

In the early morning on June 28, 2020, while berthed in Marseille Fos Port (France), the cruiseferry reported an onboard fire accident. The fire started in a compartment at the waterline level and produced a lot of smoke.

A total of 35 fire trucks and 105 firefighters responded to the emergency. The fire was extinguished ~4 hours later. No injures were reported, but the extent of damages required the ship to be taken temporarily out of service for the needed drydock repairs.

12 January 2018Ship Collision / Allision

On January 12, 2018, ~1 pm, while maneuvering for undocking in Port Barcelona (Moll Adossat terminal), the ferry collided with the moored there Viking Ocean cruise ship Viking Star. No injuries were reported. A YouTube video of the collision showed the ferry dropping an anchor in an attempt to stop the drift and prevent the collision. Both vessels sustained minor hull damages - the ferry aft, the Viking ship portside.

At the time of the incident, in the port were also docked the cruise liners AIDAperla and MSC Meraviglia.

30 October 2008Ship Listing

On October 30, 2008, soon after leaving for Barcelona Spain, the ferry arrived back in homeport Genoa Italy with a snapped stabilizer. The accident was caused by stormy weather off Italy's coast and resulted in 37 seriously injured passengers and damaged vehicles (on car deck) as the vessel lost balance and was listed to both sides.

The ship also suffered engine problems after encountering a severe gust of wind (speed 70 mph / 110 kph) and the Captain ordered "dropping anchors" to avoid breakwater collision upon entering Port Genoa.  The ferry was carrying 439 passengers.

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