Oceania Insignia accidents and incidents

Oceania Insignia cruise ship

Former names
R One (Renaissance Cruises), Columbus 2 (Hapag-Lloyd 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
  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 ambulanced 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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