Viking Octantis accidents and incidents

Viking Octantis cruise ship


Length (LOA)
203 m / 666 ft

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CruiseMapper's Viking Octantis cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 378-passenger vessel owned by Viking Expeditions (Viking Cruises). Our Viking Octantis accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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01 May 2023Crew / Passenger Crimes

On May 1, 2023, a 32-year-old male crew (Ramkaji Pakhrin, from Nepal) disembarked the ship at Port Detroit (Michigan USA) without Viking Expeditions' knowledge and didn't return back.

The CBP (US Customs and Border Protection/federal law enforcement agency) classified the man as a wanted subject and issued a BOLO (all-points bulletin) alert.

The man, who was employed in the ship's Laundry Department, was eventually apprehended and repatriated to Nepal.

The incident occurred during the 6-day "Niagara and the Great Lakes Cruise" (itinerary Apr 28 - May 4, from Toronto, Ontario Canada, to Milwaukee, Wisconsin USA) with call ports in Ontario (Port Colborne/Apr 29, Pelee Island/Apr 30) and in Michigan (Detroit/May 1, Alpena/May 2, Mackinac Island/May 3).

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