MV Gemini accidents and incidents

MV Gemini cruise ship

Former names
Celestyal Nefeli, Vision Star, Superstar Gemini, Cunard Crown Jewel

Length (LOA)
164 m / 538 ft

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CruiseMapper's MV Gemini cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1074-passenger vessel owned by Miray Life at Sea Cruises (Small Cruise Lines). Our MV Gemini accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • fire - 1997 (engine room)

Previously, the cruise vessel was operated under the names Crown Jewel (1992-93), Cunard Crown Jewel (1993-95, by Cunard Line), Superstar Gemini (1995-2009, by Star Cruises China), Vision Star (2009), Celestyal Nefeli (2016-17, by Celestyal Cruises Greece) and MV Gemini (2009-21).

19 February 2023Other Incidents

In the period February 19 thru March 18, 2023, Miray Cruises permanently moored MV Gemini in Port Iskenderun (Turkey) to serve as a hotel ship housing mostly families who became homeless after the 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquake. On February 6th, the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck at depth of ~18 km (11 mi) and caused damages estimated at USD 84+ billion (EUR 78,5B / ~GBP 70B).

The Iskenderun-docked ship provided housing for 1056 people, including accommodations, food, beverages, 24-hour medical services, as well as supervised activities and programs for children.

The ship was scheduled to restart cruise shipping operations on March 19th, out of Cesme (Turkey).

28 February 1997Fire Accident

(SuperStar Gemini) On February 28, 1997, the cruise ship suffered an engine room fire accident. The fire started soon after leaving homeport Singapore on a 3-day roundtrip voyage. The accident resulted in significant machinery damages, one crew died and nine suffered severe injuries.

On March 1, the liner was towed (by tugboats) back to Singapore for repairs.

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