MS Viking Sun accidents and incidents
133 m / 436 ft
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- pier collision - 2013 (Strasbourg, France)
|02 October 2013||Ship Collision / Allision|
(pier collision) On October 2, 2013, the Viking riverboat Sun sustained serious damages in a pier collision accident. The ship struck a dock station near Strasbourg, France.
The collision resulted in a 3 m / 10 ft long tear in the hull. Passengers were offered the options of a full refund and return home or future Viking river cruise credit and continue on a modified bus travel itinerary. Most of them chose the latter, continuing on their Viking vacation.
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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