Seabourn Quest accidents and incidents
CruiseMapper's Seabourn Quest cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 540-passenger vessel owned by Seabourn. Our Seabourn Quest accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.
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- deaths – overboard (2015), 2018 (Captain Bjarne Larsen)
|17 February 2018||Crew / Passenger Deaths|
On February 17, 2018, the ship's Captain Bjarne Larsen died. The ship was operating in South America, en-route from Ushuaia (Argentina) to Port Stanley (East Falkland Island). Captain Larsen joined Seabourn Cruises in 2009. He was previously employed by Fred Olsen and Hurtigruten.
|11 September 2015||Crew / Passenger Deaths|
(overboard) On September 11, 2015, at ~7 pm, a 59-year-old female passenger went overboard while the ship was en route from Boston MA to Bar Harbor ME, approx 10 ml / 16 km off Rockport MA / Cape Ann's coast.
The cruise ship started a search operation lowering all its tender boats. It was later joined by USCG vessels (boat and helicopter). The body was found, but unfortunately not able to be revived.
Reportedly, the couple (from California USA) had a violent quarrel in their cabin (on deck 10 ). Their altercation was reported to the ship's security by neighbours. The case was investigated by the FBI, which agents boarded the ship in call port Bar Harbor ME and left with boxes from their cabin.
(law news) In November 2015, the case was reported still “an active investigation”. FBI revealed woman's name (Wendy Portman Lewis) and occupation (co-owner of a luxury jewelry shop in Palm Desert CA). Her death certificate noted that the death (not “due to injury”) was pronounced at 7:55 pm.
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