River Duchess accidents and incidents

River Duchess cruise ship


Length (LOA)
110 m / 361 ft

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  • pier collision/allision - 2005 (canals of Amsterdam Holland)

03 April 2005Ship Collision / Allision

On April 3, 2005, the operated by Uniworld river cruise ship crashed into a dockside restaurant while navigating on the canals of Amsterdam Holland.  The riverboat steered off course due to technical problems. The vessel was unable to go into reverse and hit a dock.

The accident resulted in destroying the dockside terrace and part of the restaurant.  During the collision, there were ~20 people seated on the outdoor terrace. A young girl sustained head wounds and was treated in a hospital. Two passengers on the ship were also injured. Following the incident, the restaurant was temporarily closed for repairs.

The riverboat sustained severe hull damages.

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

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