Moby Otta ferry accidents and incidents

Moby Otta ferry cruise ship

Former names
Princess of Scandinavia, World Wide Expo, Tor Scandinavia

Length (LOA)
183 m / 600 ft

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CruiseMapper's Moby Otta ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1900-passenger vessel owned by MOBY LINES (Ferries). Our Moby Otta ferry 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 - 2002
  • deaths – 2010 (2 pax)

The vessel was previously operated under the names Tor Scandinavia (1976-1991), Princess of Scandinavia (1991-2006) and Moby Otta (since 2006).

27 September 2010Crew / Passenger Deaths

On September 27, 2010, two ferry passengers died when the vehicle ramp moved while they were driving off the ship berthed in homeport Genoa Italy. The two Germans (aged 28 and 29) died after their car plunged into the sea. During cargo offloading from the ship, its vehicle ramp moved away from the ferry terminal.

17 May 2002Fire Accident

(Princess of Scandinavia ferry) on the night of May 17, 2002, while en route to Kristiansand Norway, the ship suffered an engine room fire accident. The fire started between the 2 main diesel engines and spread to the top deck funnel. The vessel was carrying a total of 758 passengers plus 126 crew.

Evacuation plans were canceled as the fire was extinguished in the morning of May 18 and the ferry continued on the voyage.

The needed refurbishment was done at Fredericia Shipyard in Munkebo/Odense (Denmark). The ship was out of service between May 21-June 14.

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