SS Wilderness Legacy accidents and incidents

SS Wilderness Legacy cruise ship

Former names
SS Legacy, Safari Legacy, Spirit of 98

Length (LOA)
58 m / 190 ft

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  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2004 (22 / 2)

18 July 2022Structural and Technical Issues

On July 18, 2022, after departing Bartlett Cove dock in Glacier Bay NP (Alaska) and maneuvering away from the dock, the towed by SS Wilderness Legacy skiff (27-ft open deck boat) began flooding and partially submerged.

No tourists or crew were on the boat at the time of the accident.

The ship immediately deployed a crewed boat to set up a boom (floating barrier) around the skiff and recovered 2 portable, 6-gallon fuel containers. The environmental impact was minimal, with just ~2 cups of gasoline escaping the boom.

The ship's cruise operations restarted by the end of the day.

Passengers were reimbursed for the voyage interruption.

January 2004Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

In January 2004, CDC reported on itinerary Dec 27 to Jan 3, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 22 passengers (out of 107, or 20,5%) and 2 crew (out of 43, or 4,7%). On the following voyage (itinerary Jan 4-10) were reported 2 infected crew (out of 46, or 4,7%).

All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhoea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The owned by Windjammer Barefoot Cruises ship was operating on Caribbean cruises leaving roundtrip from homeport Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas, USVI).

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