MS Swiss Crystal accidents and incidents

MS Swiss Crystal cruise ship
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Cabins
64

Length (LOA)
101 m / 331 ft

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CruiseMapper's MS Swiss Crystal cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 125-passenger vessel owned by Scylla Cruises. Our MS Swiss Crystal accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • pier collision/allision - 2017 (Duisburg Germany), 2018 (bridge crash in Germany / Rhine RIver)
DateAccident
  16 January 2018Ship Collision / Allision

(bridge crash) On January 16, 2018, a total of 27 people sustained injuries in a bridge crash accident when the riverboat struck a motorway bridge on Rhine River (in Germany).

The collision was due to high water level. It resulted in over 100 with minor injuries and 4 ambuanced to hospital. The cruise boat was assisted by fire department boats, while another ship took and transported all passengers to safety. The next scheduled itinerary was canceled. Booked customers were offered to re-book on another Scylla-owned riverboat.

Note: Actually, this type of marine accidents is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).

  27 December 2017Ship Collision / Allision

On December 27, 2017, in the morning, while navigating on Rhine River, the Scylla-owned riverboat collided with a bridge pier (on A42 motorway) near Duisburg Germany.

The accident resulted in 27 injured passengers and crew. The ship's hull (bow) was seriously damaged. The ship was on "Christmas Cruise" carrying a total of 129 people. Another Scylla cruise ship took Swiss Crystal's 103 passengers and 26 crew and continued on the voyage (serving as replacement ship) ~1 hour after the collision.

Note: Actually, this type of marine accidents is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).

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