Pullmantur Sovereign accidents and incidents

Pullmantur Sovereign cruise ship

Former names
MS Sovereign, Sovereign of the Seas

Length (LOA)
268 m / 879 ft

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  • pier collision/allision - 2018 (in Naples Italy)
  • propulsion/power loss - 2014
  • deaths - overboard (2010)

26 September 2018Ship Collision / Allision

On September 26, 2018, at ~6 am, while maneuvering for docking in port Naples (Italy), the ship collided with the San Vincenzo pier (ferry terminal) located opposite Stazione Maritima (cruise terminal). The accident was due to strong winds. The cruise liner and the ferry pier sustained damages and several ferries were delayed. No injuries were reported.

The accident occurred at the beginning of 7-day Western Mediterranean cruise (itinerary Sept 24 - Oct 1) roundtrip from homeport Barcelona to Naples, Civitavecchia (Rome), Livorno, Villefranche-sur-Mer (Nice), and Sete.

Note: Actually, this type of marine accident is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).

10 May 2014Propulsion / Power Loss

On May 10, 2014, the vessel suffered an engine failure as 1 of its 2 main diesel engines (model Pielstick 9PC 20L) broke. The ship was navigating in the Mediterranean Sea, en-route from Barcelona (Spain) to La Goulette (Tunisia). The accident resulted in reduced cruising speed. The liner was rerouted to Naples Italy for repairs.

After the attempted in Naples repairs were unsuccessful, the vessel went to Port Civitavecchia (Rome), where all passengers were disembarked and the current cruise was cancelled.

The ship was eventually repaired at a shipyard in Marseille France. As compensation, all passengers were fully refunded, also reimbursed for all expenses related to the accident and offered 60% future Pullmantur cruise booking discount.

29 April 2010Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On April 29, 2010, a 54-year-old male passenger was reported missing and presumed overboard. The accident happened in the Mediterranean Sea, soon after departure from homeport Civitavecchia-Rome (Italy).

Port Captaincies (Italian coast guard) vessels (11 boats and aircraft) were immediately dispatched for a search and rescue operation in the area. The body was later found by a patrol boat.

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