Marella Explorer accidents and incidents

Marella Explorer cruise ship
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Former names
MV Galaxy, Celebrity Galaxy, TUI Mein Schiff 1, TUI Explorer

Length (LOA)
264 m / 866 ft

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CruiseMapper's Marella Explorer cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2681-passenger vessel owned by Marella Cruises. Our Marella Explorer accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • collision - 2014 (with seismic survey vessel Princess Marseilles)
  • medevacs - 2016

Before 2017, the vessel was operated under the name "Mein Schiff 1" by TUI Cruises.

DateAccident
  19 October 2016Coast Guard Medevacs

(TUI's old Mein Schiff 1) On October 19, 2016, a 55-year-old male passenger was medevaced by a Greek Coast Guard helicopter. The ship was approx 6 ml / 10 km south Ikaria Island (Greece).

The man (from Germany) was suffering from cardiac symptoms. He was flown to Aristarchos (Samos Island's international airport), from where was ambulanced to a hospital.

  20 September 2016Coast Guard Medevacs

(TUI's old Mein Schiff 1) On September 20, 2016, an 80-year-old female passenger was medevaced by a Portuguese Air Force helicopter. The ship was approx about 100 km / 60 ml northwest of Montijo Portugal.

The rescue unit was dispatched from 751 Squadron (Montija Air Base, approx 35 km / 20 km from Lisbon. The elderly woman (of German origin) was flown to Transit Aerodrome 1 (military base Figo Maduro), from where she was ambulanced to Lisbon's St Joseph's Hospital.

  10 August 2014Ship Collision / Allision

(TUI's old Mein Schiff 1) On August 10, 2014, a seismic survey vessel (Princess Marseilles, length 76 m / 250 ft) struck the TUI ship in call port Bergen Norway. The vessel suffered mechanical failure while attempting to moor into port, lost control and its stern struck the TUI ship's bow.

No injuries were reported. Both ships sustained only minor hull damages (scratches). The cruise ship operated Norwegian Fjords itinerary roundtrip from homeport Hamburg, Germany.

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