MS Bellriva accidents and incidents

MS Bellriva cruise ship

Former names
Holland Emerald, Italia, Bonaventura Emerald, Rhine Emerald

Length (LOA)
105 m / 344 ft

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  • aground - 2012 (near Elchesheim-Illingen)
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2012 (70 total)

December 2012Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

In December 2012, during a Rhine River cruise, around 70 passengers complained of Norovirus symptoms (vomiting and diarrhoea). On December 10, some of the affected elderly passengers were disembarked and hospitalized in Wiesbaden (Hesse, Germany). All other passengers were quarantined to their cabins.

17 April 2012Ship Grounding

On April 17, 2012, due to poor visibility on Rhine River (caused by fog), the ship ran aground near Elchesheim-Illingen (between Karlsruhe and Rastatt). The accident resulted in water ingress (3 hull leaks) and propulsion failure (both propellers were damaged). Two passengers (experiencing circulatory problems) were hospitalized in Karlsruhe.

Without propulsion, the boat (carrying 114 passengers and 43 crew) was not able to continue the voyage and was evacuated in Karlsruhe. On April 18, it was towed to Meiderich Shipyard (Duisburg) for repairs. The cruise ship returned to service on April 25.

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