Icon Of The Seas accidents and incidents

Icon Of The Seas cruise ship

Former names
ICON1, Mayer Turku NB-1400

Length (LOA)
365 m / 1198 ft

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  • fire - 2023 (during construction)
  • boat rescue - 2024 (14 Cubans)

03 March 2024Boat Rescue

On March 3, 2024, while en route from Florida to Honduras, the ship encountered a distressed boat with 14 Cuban migrants. The overcrowded vessel was without power and drifting at sea (signaling for assistance with a white flag), in international waters, and off western Cuba.

Icon OTS immediately activated the standard emergency procedures. A rescue boat was dispatched to bring the stranded people safely aboard. Via the PA system, the ship's Master (Captain Henrik Loy) informed passengers of the situation.

The 2-hour operation resulted in the successful rescue of all 14 Cubans, who received immediate medical attention upon boarding the ship. Later, the US Coast Guard took charge of the situation, offloading the rescued individuals and transporting them back to the USA for repatriation to Cuba.

The incident occurred at the beginning of the 7-day "Western Caribbean and Perfect Day Cruise" (itinerary March 2-9, roundtrip from Miami, Florida USA) visiting Honduras (Coxen Hole, Isla Roatan/Mar 4th), Mexico (Costa Maya/Mar 5th, Cozumel/Mar 6th) and the Bahamas (Coco Cay/Mar 8).

02 February 2023Fire Accident

On February 2, 2023, at ~10 am Finland time (~8 am UTC), at the Meyer Turku Shipyard, an alarm sounded a fire on the cruise ship being in drydock and under construction.

Reportedly, the fire broke out in the superstructure, at an upper deck staircase. All shipyard employees (~2500 people working on the ship) were evacuated as a precaution.

The fire was extinguished by Meyer Turku's fire team. No injuries or major damages were reported, and after stopping for about an hour, works on the vessel continued.

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