MSC World Europa accidents and incidents

MSC World Europa cruise ship

Former names
MSC Europa

Length (LOA)
333 m / 1093 ft

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CruiseMapper's MSC World Europa cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 6782-passenger vessel owned by MSC Cruises. Our MSC World Europa accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • crew/passenger deaths - 2024 (overboard)

14 February 2024Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On February 14, 2024 (at ~5 PM Malta time/~4 PM UTC), while the ship was docked at Valletta's Grand Harbour (Malta), a 72-year-old male passenger died after falling overboard into the sea.

The elderly man (American) was given professional first aid on site, then was ambulanced to Mater Dei Hospital where, a short time later, was certified dead.

The incident occurred at the end of the 7-day "Mediterranean Cruise" (itinerary Feb 9-16, roundtrip from homeport Barcelona) with call ports in France (Marseille/Feb 10), Italy (Genoa/Feb 11, Civitavecchia-Rome/Feb 12, Palermo Sicily/Feb 13) and Malta (Valletta, port stay 9 AM-5 PM).

22 April 2023Other Incidents

On April 22, 2023, in France (at Marseille Fos Port) was successfully conducted World Europa's first LNG bunkering.

For the operation, TotalEnergies chartered Gas Vitality (2021-built bunkering tanker/barge, LNG capacity 18600 m3) which refueled/supplied the cruise liner with a total of 2500 m3 of liquefied natural gas.

The agreement between MSC Group's Cruise Division and TotalEnergies SA (1924-founded French energy and petroleum company) was announced in March 2021. By the deal, the subsidiary TotalEnergies Marine Fuels annually supplies ~45000 tons of LNG to MSC liners while docked in Port Marseille.

18 November 2019Other Incidents

On November 18, 2019, the State of Qatar signed with MSC Cruises (shipowner) a 3-week charter agreement for two vessels to be used as floating hotels accommodating fans during "2022 FIFA World Cup" - an international football championship hosted in Qatar between November 20 and December 18 (2022).

Qatar's charter deal with MSC was for MSC World Europa (2022-built) and MSC Poesia (2008-built). Both ships were booked for 3-week berthing at Port Doha, with shuttle bus service connecting to Doha Metro. In October 2022, the MSC-Qatar hotel ship charter deal was extended with MSC Opera.

MSC's requirement was for a minimum of 2-night stateroom booking (through MSC Cruises or a travel agency/agent), with prices from US$470 per person/per night.

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