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MSC Meraviglia accidents and incidents

MSC Meraviglia cruise ship


Length (LOA)
316 m / 1037 ft

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CruiseMapper's MSC Meraviglia cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 5386-passenger vessel owned by MSC Cruises. Our MSC Meraviglia accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, Norovirus, etc.

  • pier collision/allision - 2020 (PortMiami)
  • deaths - overboard (2019)
  05 January 2020Ship Collision / Allision

On January 5, 2020, at ~4:30 am, upon entering PortMiami Florida, liner's crew was alerted with code Delta Echo (meaning possible allision or collision). According to unofficial reports, the vessel hit something. This type of marine accidents is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).

The incident allegedly occurred at the end of 7-day Caribbean cruise (itinerary December 29 - Jan 5) roundtrip from homeport Miami and visiting Jamaica (Ocho Rios), Grand Cayman (George Town), Mexico (Costa Maya) and Bahamas (Ocean Cay Island).

  05 July 2019Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On July 5, 2019, a 40-year-old female passenger was reported missing/fell overboard while the cruise liner was navigating in Skagerrak Strait (between southeastern Norway and Jutland Denmark) en-route from Norway to Germany.

The Captain made the emergency call for the overboard woman at ~12:45 pm. At that time, the vessel was ~30 km (19 ml) south of Kristiansand (Norway). For the search and rescue operation, RDAF (Royal Danish Air Force) dispatched a Rescue 510 helicopter crew. The operation was assisted by the German cargo ship Perseus (container carrier), a private motorized yacht plus several fishing vessels.

The German woman was found and retrieved alive from the sea at ~2:55 pm, then flown to Aalborg Denmark. Despite the speedy rescue, helicopter crew's emergency life-support measures were unsuccessful as she was severely cold and suffered fatal injuries after the fall from the ship. She died en-route (while flown) to the hospital.

The incident occurred at the end of 7-day Northern Europe/Norwegian Fjords cruise (itinerary June 30 - July 7) roundtrip from homeport Copenhagen Denmark to Norway (Hellesylt, Molde, Flam) and Germany (Kiel).

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