SuperStar Libra accidents and incidents

SuperStar Libra cruise ship

Former names
Norwegian Sea, MS Seaward

Length (LOA)
216 m / 709 ft

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CruiseMapper's SuperStar Libra cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1500-passenger vessel owned by Scrapped Cruise Ships. Our SuperStar Libra 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could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, virus outbreaks, etc.

  • scrapped in 2022 (at Aliaga Turkey)
  • deaths - drowned (2006 / capsized tender boat), overboard (2015)
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew) - 2004 (44 / 4)
  • boat rescue - 2004 (4 fishermen)

Previously, the vessel was operated under the names Seaward (1988-1997 by NCLNorwegian Cruise Line), Norwegian Sea (1997-2005 by NCL) and SuperStar Libra (since 2005 by Star Cruises / Genting Hong Kong). On June 27, 2018, the liner ended passenger shipping operations for Star Cruises.

27 June 2018Other Incidents

On March 2, 2018, via letters and emails sent to all booked customers, the shipowner Genting Hong Kong (GHK) announced that the liner SuperStar Libra ends its public cruise shipping operations for the company Star Cruises on June 27, 2018.

According to the announcement, the vessel "will be redeployment to facilitate other arrangements for GHK". Previously, the ship operated on Southeast Asia cruises from 3 homeports (Port Klang Malaysia, Penang Malaysia, and Phuket Thailand). The program was based on 4- and 4-night mini cruise itineraries, including to GHK's private resort MacLeod Island.

13 March 2015Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On March 13, 2015, a 50-year-old male passenger (Mulianto Raik, from Indonesia) was reported fell overboard. A search and rescue operation was conducted after the Captain reported seeing on CCTV footage a man falling from the liner approx 15 km / 9 mi north of Muka Head.

The body was found by fishermen, approx 35 km / 22 mi west of Pulau Penang (Muka Head).

30 January 2007Other Incidents

(law news) On January 30, 2007, the vessel was seized by Lakshadweep (India) port authorities in connection with the death of a US citizen (a 14-month-old baby of Indian origin). The death was reported on November 21, 2006. The ship was released after ~1 hour after the Captain provided a bank guarantee of ~USD 22,700.  The kid's parents filed a USD 10 million claim in a Malaysian court for "negligence resulting in death".

21 November 2006Crew / Passenger Deaths

On November 21, 2006, A 14-year-old female passenger drowned, and 9 other passengers were rescued after one of the ship's tender boats (used to ferry cruise passengers ashore) capsized near Lakshadweep India (off Kadamat Island).

December 2004Cruise Illness / Virus Outbreaks

(MS Norwegian Sea) On December 10, 2004, the ship reported a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) with infected 44 passengers (out of 1531, or 2,9%) and 4 crew (out of 683, or 0,6%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (stomach cramps, predominantly vomiting and diarrhoea) and were quarantined to their cabins for 48 hours.

The ship was on 5-day Caribbean cruise (itinerary December 6-11) roundtrip from homeport Houston Texas.

22 August 2004Boat Rescue

(MS Norwegian Sea) On August 22, 2004, while en-route from homeport Houston TX to Cozumel Mexico, the cruise ship rescued 4 men on a partially sunk boat. The fishermen (from Honduras) were at sea for 12 days, leaving from Roatan Island on August 8. Their boat capsized on Aug 10. In the following 12 days, the semi-submerged boat drifted through Yucatán Strait (approx 600 ml / 960 km). The men managed to survive by fishing with a T-shirt and collecting rainwater for drinking.

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