Silver Spirit accidents and incidents

Silver Spirit cruise ship


Length (LOA)
211 m / 692 ft

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CruiseMapper's Silver Spirit cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 648-passenger vessel owned by Silversea Cruises. Our Silver Spirit accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • pier collision/allision - 2018 (Key West Florida)
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2016 (24 / 13)
  27 November 2018Ship Collision / Allision

On November 27, 2018, upon leaving call port Key West FL, due to heavy winds, the liner collided with The Fisherman Wharf (at Mallory Square). The ship departed the berth at ~6:30 pm and started to turn around when strong winds stopped it and pushed it back towards the dock.

The crash resulted in minor hull damages and no injuries, but the concrete structure sustained damage that left the cruise berth unusable (remained closed until May 2019). Berth damages were estimated ~USD 500-750,000. Silversea agreed to pay for the repairs plus ~USD 50,000 reimbursement (for not-received passenger fees). During the 5-month restoration period, cruise ships in Key West docked at the other two berths - Outer Mole Pier (Truman Waterfront Park) and Margaritaville Resort (near Mallory Square).

The accident occurred during the 5-day Caribbean cruise (itinerary Nov 23-28) from San Juan (Puerto Rico) to Fort Lauderdale, visiting Samana (Dominican Republic) and Key West FL.

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

  March 2016Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

March 2016, CDC reported that on itinerary March 3 to 21, an E.-coli (ETEC) illness outbreak infected 24 passengers (out of 388, or 6,2%) and 13 crew (out of 366, or 3,6%). All sick suffered from Enterotoxigenic symptoms (vomiting, diarrhoea).

The ship was on an 18-day repositioning cruise from Valparaiso-Santiago (Chile) to Fort Lauderdale (Florida USA).

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