Oceania Insignia accidents and incidents

Oceania Insignia cruise ship
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Former names
Columbus 2 (Hapag-Lloyd Cruises), R One (Renaissance Cruises)

Length (LOA)
180 m / 591 ft

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CruiseMapper's Oceania Insignia cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 803-passenger vessel owned by Oceania Cruises. Our Oceania Insignia accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • former names: R One, Columbus 2
  • fire – 2014
  • deaths – 2014 (3 crew, during the fire)
  • injuries/crimes – 2014 (5 crew, during the fire)
  • medevacs – 2017
DateAccident
  17 December 2018Other Incidents

On December 17, 2018, while berthed in PortMiami, the liner failed the USPH sanitation inspection. The inspection (conducted by the US Public Health agency officers) gave the vessel a score of 80 (which is a failure), based on food preparation and galley cleansing.  Reportedly, all the ship's crew were forbidden to share the information like the brand Oceania Cruises is 5-star ranked.

On January 24, 2019, CDC officially published the report and the failing score 80 (100-point scale). The report indicated that the score was based on heavily soiled (dusty and dirty) food-preparation surface areas. Other issues included some of the ship's cold storage units (not standard), flies in food service areas, potentially hazardous food (improperly stored and prepared), potable water (not pH-tested), non-operational testing equipment.

  11 December 2014Fire Accident

On December 11, 2014, two contractors and one crew died in an engine room accident while the ship was docked in call port Castries (St Lucia Island, Caribbean). Two other contractors and three crew suffered heavy injuries (severe burns) and were transported by an ambulance to a hospital. Dead men’s names and nationalities were not disclosed. No injuries among cruise passengers were reported.

All passengers (~600) were disembarked and flown back home. The 10-day cruise (itinerary December 7-17) from San Juan Puerto Rico to Miami was officially cancelled. The vessel was towed back to San Juan for repairs. It re-entered service on March 22, 2015, with a pre-scheduled (for January 10, 2015) world cruise (altered itinerary) leaving from Singapore.

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