ms Eurodam accidents and incidents

ms Eurodam cruise ship


Length (LOA)
285 m / 935 ft

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CruiseMapper's ms Eurodam cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 2525-passenger vessel owned by Holland America. Our ms Eurodam 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could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, virus outbreaks, etc.

  • fires - 2008, 2019
  • power/propulsion loss - 2019 (in Kona Hawaii)
  • deaths - overboard (2012)
  • injuries/crimes - sexual (2016)
  • medevacs - 2022

05 June 2022Coast Guard Medevacs

On June 5, 2022 (at ~10 pm Ketchikan time / 6 am UTC) a male passenger (suffering from heart disease symptoms) was medevaced from the cruise ship navigating in the Dixon Entrance (strait), approx 60 mi / 100 km south of Ketchikan Alaska.

For the emergency evacuation, the USCG dispatched a Sikorsky MH-60 Jayhawk rescue helicopter from CG Air Station Sitka. The man was hoisted from the ship and flown to Ketchikan, from where (via a private aircraft) was flown to Bellingham WA/Washington.

The incident occurred during a 7-day "Alaskan Explorer" (itinerary June 4-11, roundtrip from Seattle WA) with call ports Juneau, Glacier Bay NP, Icy Strait Point-Hoonah, Sitka, Ketchikan, and Victoria (BC Canada).

10 April 2020Other Incidents

On April 10, 2020, Holland America Line (HAL) announced a plan to use Eurodam to repatriate all the Filipino and Indonesian staff-crew from three liners (Eurodam, Maasdam, Westerdam). The ships were anchored off Mexico's cost (near Port La Paz, Baja California Sur). Most of the European crews were also transferred to Eurodam. Crew transfers were via tender boats.

The operation started on April 12. The European staff-crew was disembarked in Port Los Angeles (April 16) from where were repatriated via charter flights. Then Eurodam proceeded to Asia (Transpacific crossing) for the planned crew debarkations in Manila (Philippines) and Jakarta (Indonesia).

All the three HAL ships had no COVID-19 (Coronavirus) cases - neither among their former passengers or among their crew.

25 May 2019Fire Accident

(CruiseMapper emailed accident report by Don Germaise / retired ABC Action News reporter) On Saturday, May 25, 2019, at approximately 11:20 pm, the Captain of Eurodam reported a fire in the incinerator room. Fire suppression teams were called in. Within 20 minutes, the captain announced that the fire was contained and not a threat.

The accident occurred while the ship was en-route from Ketchikan to Victoria BC, during 7-day Alaskan Explorer cruise (itinerary May 18-25) roundtrip from homeport Seattle WA to Alaska (Juneau, Sitka, Ketchikan) and Canada (Victoria BC).

23 April 2019Propulsion / Power Loss

On April 23, 2019, between 7 am and 4 pm, the liner remained berthed at Port Kailua (Hawaii Island) as scheduled. After boarding, all passengers were informed via ship's PA system about a propeller (propulsion unit) failure. The incident resulted in a delayed departure from Kailua (at ~9:30 pm). Due to needed emergency repairs, the itinerary was changed by canceling Port Ensenada (Mexico) and arriving early in homeport San Diego (on April 28 instead of April 29). According to Holland America Line, unmarked fishing nets got tangled on the propellers, which required a stop in San Diego in order the issue to be resolved.

The accident occurred during the 16-day "Circle Hawaii Cruise" (itinerary April 13-29) roundtrip from homeport San Diego California and visiting Lahaina Maui (April 19), Honolulu Oahu (April 20), Nawiliwili Kauai (April 21), Hilo Hawaii (April 22), Kailua-Kona and Ensenada (canceled).

The next scheduled itinerary - 4-day repositionig cruise (April 29 - May 3) from San Diego to Vancouver BC - was also altered. Port Victoria (BC Canada) was planned for May 2, but canceled as the departure from San Diego was rescheduled for May 2.

14 January 2017Other Incidents

On January 14, 2017, the cruise ship set the industry’s record for “11th consecutive perfect health score” (CDC score 100). The vessel achieved it during an unannounced CDC inspection at homeport Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA).

These inspections are conducted twice a year for every cruise vessel. The score is based on a checklist involving various onboard areas and facilities. The assessment encompasses hygiene, sanitation, food (storage to preparation), galley cleanliness, water, personnel/crew,  and the vessel as a whole.

“CDC” is an abbrev for “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention”. This is a US public health institute and a federal agency under the country’s Department of Health and Human Services. Its headquarters are near Atlanta, Georgia.

28 May 2016Crew / Passenger Crimes

(sexual) On May 28, 2016, a 51-year-old male crew (employed on the ship as a bartender) was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a minor. While the vessel was docked in call port Livorno Italy, the man came across a group of school kids and allegedly molested sexually a 7-year old girl. An eyewitness of the incident alerted the accompanying teachers, while the crew member attempted to get away. The eyewitness also reported the incident to the local police authorities who arrested him.

29 November 2012Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On November 29, 2012, a 42-year-old male passenger was presumed fell overboard. The man (Jason Rappe, of US origin) was reported missing by his wife. The ship was northwest of Puerto Rico and en-route to the Bahamas from USVI (St Thomas) on 7-day roundtrip itinerary from homeport Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) Florida.

At ~5 pm, the ship notified the USCG and turned around to join the conducted search operation. The USCG assets deployed to the area consisted of 2 ships and 1 helicopter. The body was never found.

11 November 2008Fire Accident

On November 11, 2008, the ship reported an engine room fire. The incident started at ~4 am with the fire alarm and the Captain’s announcement via the PA system: The vessel’s Fire Suppression System activated and extinguished the fire.

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