Norwegian Jade accidents and incidents

Norwegian Jade cruise ship


Length (LOA)
294 m / 965 ft

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CruiseMapper's Norwegian Jade cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2882-passenger vessel owned by Norwegian Cruise Line. Our Norwegian Jade accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, Norovirus, etc.

  • ship listing/tilting – 2008
  • deaths – 2010 (murder), 2013 (crew)
  • injuries/crimes – overboard/rescued (2010)
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2007 (220 total)

Previously, the vessel was operated under the names Pride of Hawaii (2006-2008 by NCL America) and Norwegian Jade (since 2008 by Norwegian Cruise Lines).

  08 March 2013Crew / Passenger Deaths

On March 8, 2013, a 25-year-old male crew died in an pier accident while the ship was berthed and disembarking passengers in call port Katakolon (Olympia, Greece). The man (of Filipino origin) was standing on Deck 7’s platform when a mooring rope snapped, struck him violently and knocked him overboard into the water. As the harbor water was murky, divers searched for several hours until they found the body. The investigation report stated the crew was without life jacket, harness and hard hat.

  23 June 2010Crew / Passenger Deaths

(murder) On June 23, 2010, while the ship docked in call port Civitavecchia (Rome, Italy), passenger disembarkation was delayed by ~2 hours due to murder case investigation conducted by the Italian police on the ship. The crime report stated a male passenger confessed he strangled his pregnant wife in their cabin. The couple was traveling together with their children.

  09 January 2010Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

(overboard) On January 9, 2010, a male passenger jumped overboard into the sea, but was rescued alive. He was traveling together with his family, and was reported wearing a life vest when he jumped from Bridge Deck 11.

The incident occurred when the ship was off Egypt’s coast. The ship had to change course, then stopped, deployed a rescue boat and retrieved the passenger. The man was deported off the ship in call port Alexandria Egypt, where was ambulanced to a hospital. He was fined ~USD 5,600 by NCL for causing this incident.

  16 May 2008Ship Listing

On May 16, 2008, while cruising in Europe (Mediterranean Sea) and en-route to Naples from Venice, the vessel experienced an 8-degree listing to portside. NCL officially stated the incident was caused by a “temporary technical issue” affecting the steering system. Unofficially was reported the ship’s compass lost power for a few seconds. Among the results were emptied swimming pools and toppled Lido buffet restaurant.

  November 2007Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

(Pride of Hawaii) On November 9, 2007, the operated by NCL America ship reported "about 1/6th" of its passengers suffering from "gastrointestinal illness". The ship was operating on 7-day Hawaii cruise (itinerary Nov 5-12) roundtrip from homeport Honolulu.

The Norovirus outbreak infected a total of 220 passengers and crew (out of ~2500). All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (stomach cramps, predominantly vomiting and diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins for 24 hours. As compensation, all quarantined passengers received US$200 in onboard credit.

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