MSC Seascape accidents and incidents

MSC Seascape cruise ship
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2270

Length (LOA)
339 m / 1112 ft

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  • propulsion/power loss - 2023
DateAccident
  19 January 2023Propulsion / Power Loss

On January 19, 2023, due to power loss (a "technical problem" with one of the engines) resulting in reduced max speed, the current itinerary was modified and one of its call ports was canceled.

The ship's technical team tried to resolve the issue during the voyage and was even joined by an engine specialist (who boarded Seascape in Grand Cayman on Jan 19th), but the problem with the faulted engine remained. To be able to return back to Miami as scheduled, the visit to Ocho Rios was canceled.

The accident occurred during the 7-day "Western Caribbean Cruise" (itinerary Jan 15-22, roundtrip from Miami) with call ports in The Bahamas (Ocean Cay/Jan 16), Mexico (Cozumel/Jan 18), Grand Cayman (George Town Harbour/Jan 19) and Jamaica (Ocho Rios/Jan 20/canceled).

After the original itinerary was altered, the ship spent Jan 20th cruising, while Jan 21st was a sea day combined with a short visit to Ocean Cay.

(CruiseMapper emailed report by Ben Nelson)

The problem with MSC Seascape, as reported, is not complete. Passengers were told the engine problem resulted from a failure of a computer. Arrival at Georgetown [Grand Cayman] was late and many excursions were truncated or canceled. Some passengers were able to exit the ship many hours late and only after waiting hours for space on a tender to go ashore.

Reimbursement costs did not cover waisted travel costs and other related costs to and from the ship.

There was, apparently, great danger if the second engine computer also malfunctioned.

Bottom line, the cruise had only one successful major port call [Cozumel]. Passenger safety was not reasonably assured. Passengers were not nearly adequately compensated for a failed cruise.

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