Pearl Seaways ferry accidents and incidents

Pearl Seaways ferry cruise ship

Former names
Pearl of Scandinavia, Langkapuri Star Aquarius, Star Aquarius, Athena

Length (LOA)
178 m / 584 ft

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CruiseMapper's Pearl Seaways ferry cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1989-passenger vessel owned by DFDS SEAWAYS (Ferries). Our Pearl Seaways ferry accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • fire - 2010
  • propulsion/power loss - 2001

Previously, the vessel was operated under the names Athena (1989-1993 by Rederi AB Slite-VIKING LINE), Langkapuri Star Aquarius (1993-2001 by Star Cruises), Pearl of Scandinavia (2001-2011 by DFDS) and Pearl Seaways (since 2011 by DFDS).

17 November 2010Fire Accident

(Pearl of Scandinavia) On November 17, 2010, while en-route from Oslo to Copenhagen, the ship suffered a car deck fire. The accident was attributed to a faulty cable charging an electric car. Following the fire, the ferry received the new DFDS livery and was renamed "Pearl Seaways".

27 December 2001Propulsion / Power Loss

(Pearl of Scandinavia) On December 27, 2001, while navigating in Oslofjord (southeastern Norway), the ship experienced a power loss (complete blackout) and became adrift for ~1 hour before the diesel generators were operational again.

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