Paul Gauguin accidents and incidents

Paul Gauguin cruise ship


Length (LOA)
153 m / 502 ft

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  • propulsion/power loss – 2016 (Bora Bora, French Polynesia)
  16 August 2016Propulsion / Power Loss

In August 2016, due to propulsion problems, the ship remained for several days anchored near Vaitape, Bora Bora Island (French Polynesia, Society Islands). The accident affected only the vessel's speed (itinerary) but not the onboard passenger services. According to the shipowner Paul Gauguin Cruises, the technical issue was "electronic card" related.

On August 16, an engineer was flown from France to assist MS Paul Gauguin's repairs. During the port stay in Bora Bora, the cruise company provided tender boat service between the ship and Vaitape, to the company's private beach, as well as complimentary shore excursions.

The current voyage (roundtrip from Papeete Tahiti) was scheduled for conclusion on August 20 and included visiting Motu Mahana (company's private island) and Moorea Island. The list of cancelled call ports included two Tuamotu Islands (Rangiroa and Fakarava).

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