River Empress accidents and incidents

River Empress cruise ship
Rating:

Cabins
66

Length (LOA)
110 m / 361 ft

  Tracker   Ship Wiki

CruiseMapper's River Empress cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 132-passenger vessel owned by Uniworld. Our River Empress accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

Here are also reported latest updates on cruise law news related to ashore and shipboard crimes still investigated by the police. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, Norovirus, etc.

  • collision / allision - 2006 (bridge crash near Melk, Austria / Danube River)
DateAccident
  25 May 2006Ship Collision / Allision

On May 25, 2006, at ~6 am, the operated by Uniworld river cruise ship hit a bridge near Melk Austria. The riverboat sustained both hull and interior damages (the onboard restaurant was wrecked, as well as furniture and TVs).

All the 111 passengers were disembarked and bused to Vienna Austria and Budapest Hungary. Several were injured and ambulanced to hospitals.

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

You can add more details on reported here accident or submit new / your own River Empress ship incident ("Cruise Minus" report) via CruiseMapper's contact form.