Wind Star accidents and incidents

Wind Star cruise ship


Length (LOA)
134 m / 440 ft

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CruiseMapper's Wind Star cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 178-passenger vessel owned by Windstar Cruises. Our Wind Star accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • 2016 - Windstar Cruises fleet’s first female Captain (Belinda Bennett)

January 2003Other Incidents

On December 1, 2002, the fleetmate Wind Song suffered an engine room fire. All the yacht's 127 passengers plus 92 crew/staff were evacuated. No injuries were reported. All passengers were fast-ferried to Raiatea Island (Society Islands) from where were flown to Papeete (Tahiti, French Polynesia).

The French Navy towed the Wind Song ship to Papeete, where on January 22, 2003, the yacht was towed into the sea (between the islands Tahiti and Moorea) and scuttled/sunk.

Following this accident, the Wind Star yacht was redeployed on the Wind Song cruises (starting operations on January 24, 2003). Seven of Wind Star's Papeete Tahiti roundtrips were canceled, as well as all voyages (after January 4, 2003) to ports in Costa Rica, Panama, and Belize.

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