Norwegian Encore accidents and incidents

Norwegian Encore cruise ship


Length (LOA)
333 m / 1093 ft

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  • injuries - 2022 (gangway collapsed in Panama City/Port Fuerte Amador)
  • medevacs - 2022

08 November 2022Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

On November 8, 2022, while docked in Fuerte Amador (Panama City), a gangway (mobile structure connecting the ship to the concrete pier) collapsed injuring multiple passengers (reportedly, 11). Six of the injured were ambulanced to a nearby medical facility. NCL also dispatched its CARE Team for additional support.

NCL didn't specify the number of injured, how severe their injuries were, or the reason why the gangway collapsed. Reportedly, as the new dock was not finished, its main gangway was not operational at the time, so a smaller one was used instead. During the morning disembarkation, the number of people using the gangway was restricted to two at a time. During the afternoon embarkation (when the metal structure collapsed), there was no restriction on the number of boarding passengers.

The accident occurred during a 21-day Panama Canal Cruise (itinerary October 23 - November 13, from Seattle to Miami) with call ports in California (San Francisco, Los Angeles), Mexico (Cabo San Lucas, Mazatlan, Puerto Vallarta, Acapulco), Guatemala (Puerto Quetzal), Panama City (Port Fuerte Amador/Nov 7-8 overnight) and Colombia (Cartagena).

18 July 2022Coast Guard Medevacs

On July 18, 2022, while navigating in Chatham Strait (Alaska), at 5:48 am local time (13:48 UTC) the ship contacted the USCG Sector Juneau requesting a medical evacuation for a 64-year-old male passenger suffering from stroke-like symptoms since 4:35 am.

For the medevac, from CG Air Station Sitka was dispatched a Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter to meet the liner. The aircrew arrived on the scene at 7:27 am local time (15:27 UTC). The man was hoisted and flown to Sitka's Mt. Edgecumbe Medical Center, arriving in stable condition.

The incident occurred at the beginning of a 7-day "Alaska: Glacier Bay, Skagway and Juneau Cruise" (itinerary July 17-24, roundtrip from Seattle WA) with call ports in the USA (Juneau, Skagway, Glacier Bay scenic cruising, Ketchikan) and Canada (Victoria BC).

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