Marella Explorer 2 accidents and incidents

Marella Explorer 2 cruise ship

Former names
MS Century, Celebrity Century, SkySea Golden Era

Length (LOA)
248 m / 814 ft

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CruiseMapper's Marella Explorer 2 cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2177-passenger vessel owned by Marella Cruises. Our Marella Explorer 2 accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • deaths – overboard (2006)
  • medevacs - 2007

Previously, the vessel was operated under the names MS Century (1995–2008 by Celebrity Cruises), Celebrity Century (2008–2015 by Celebrity Cruises) and SkySea Golden Era (since 2015 by SkySea Cruise Line).

  December 2007Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

(Celebrity Century) On December 20, 2007, when returned to Miami Florida from a 17-day itinerary, the ship reported a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) with infected 54 passengers (or 3,2%) and 9 crew (or 1,1%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (predominantly vomiting and diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins.

  21 May 2007Coast Guard Medevacs

(Celebrity Century) On May 21, 2007, because of his size, an obese male passenger was medevaced from the ship via helicopter.

The man had a weight of 205 kg (450 pounds). He suffered gastric problems requiring hospitalization. The ship was anchored in Firth of Forth (North Sea) when contacted the Forth Coastguard. When attempts to offload the man into a boat failed, he was first airlifted (via RAF Sea King helicopter), then winched to the boat and transported to the hospital.

  01 November 2006Crew / Passenger Deaths

(Celebrity Century, overboard) On November 1, 2006, a male passenger was reported missing and presumed fell overboard. The accident occurred during the 14-day Transatlantic repositioning crossing (cruise itinerary October 27 - November 13) from Europe to Florida USA (Barcelona to Miami).

On November 3, while crossing the Atlantic Ocean, the ship experienced stormy weather with high seas. A total of 3 passengers sustained injuries and had to be medevaced by the US Navy assault ship USS Wasp.

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