MS Midnatsol accidents and incidents
CruiseMapper's MS Midnatsol cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 970-passenger vessel owned by Hurtigruten. Our MS Midnatsol accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.
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- Norovirus – 2007 (100 pax)
|May 2007||Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks|
On May 22, 2007, Hurtigruten reported that a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected over 100 passengers (out of ~600, or ~17%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (stomach cramps, predominantly diarrhoea) and were quarantined to their cabins.
On May 30, Norwegian health officials announced that the illness outbreak was caused by drinking water. The onboard test showed that the ship's water cleaning system functioned poorly.
|14 December 2003||Propulsion / Power Loss|
On December 14, 2003, the ship was on a southbound course and navigating between Alesund and Maloy, when the main power supply failed and all engine power was lost. The vessel was approaching a reef. The released anchors tried to stop the drift but failed.
All passengers (102 at the time) were ordered to the lifeboats. Luckily, one of the anchors caught and the main engines were restarted. The cause for the accident was an overgrown inlet to engines' coolant systems.
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