ms Koningsdam accidents and incidents

ms Koningsdam cruise ship


Length (LOA)
297 m / 974 ft

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CruiseMapper's ms Koningsdam cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 3194-passenger vessel owned by Holland America. Our ms Koningsdam accidents page contains reports made by using official data from renown online news media sources, US Coast Guard and Wikipedia.

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  • propulsion/power loss - 2019
  • deaths - 2020 (drowning ashore/Half Moon Cay, Carnival Bahamas)
  May 2020Other Incidents

(crew repatriation) For three consecutive days (May 20-23), a total of 674 crew were repatriated from the cruise ship docked at Puerto Vallarta (Mexico). The vessel berthed on May 20 (at 1 PM) requesting permission to disembark its non-essential crew and return them home via charter flights.

On May 21, 73 crew were repatriated to Mexico City, from where flown to Amsterdam Holland. On May 22, a total of 187 crew (divided into 2 groups) were repatriated / flown to Barbados (171) and Mexico City (16). On May 22 (at 7:25 PM) were disembarked the remaining 414 crew. All were bused to Puerto Vallarta's Licenciado Gustavo Díaz Ordaz Airport for the organized by Holland America Line charter flights. The first group (88 crew) departed on May 22 (at 10:35 PM), the second (281 crew) on May 23 (at 2:33 PM, for Belgrade Serbia), the third (45 crew) departed for Mexico City.

Note: The cruise liner was without passengers since mid-March when Carnival Corporation (shipowner) suspended fleetwide (all brands) and globally voyages due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

  13 January 2020Crew / Passenger Deaths

(drowning ashore) On January 13, 2020, while the ship was anchored at Half Moon Cay (Carnival Corporation-owned private island in The Bahamas), a male passenger drowned ashore. The adult man was discovered unresponsive and floating in the sea at ~1 pm. CPR was immediately rendered after he was retrieved from the water. The body was ambulanced to Rock Sound (Eleuthera) where at the Community Clinic he was pronounced dead.

The incident occurred at the beginning of 10-days Southern Caribbean Seafarer cruise (itinerary Jan 12-22)roundtrip from homeport Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale, Florida) visiting Half Moon Cay (island stay 8 am - 3 pm), (Grand Turk Island (Cockburn Town), Dominican Republic (Amber Cove), Bonaire Island (Kralendijk), Curacao Island (Willemstad) and Aruba Island (Oranjestad).

(CruiseMapper email by Donna L) Holland America Koningsdam drowning - I was on this sailing and was witness to the incident.

  04 October 2019Propulsion / Power Loss

On October 4, 2019, while en-route from Malta to Italy and navigating in the Messina Strait, the cruise liner lost electrical power (and its azipod / thruster propulsion) during the Messina Strait passage. Via the PA system, the Captain announced that the issue was computer-related. The ship continued the passage with only one of its all 4 MAK diesel engines working. At ~1 pm was announced that two of the engines were operational and the onboard electricity was restored.

The accident occurred at the end of 12-day "Mediterranean Legends Cruise" (itinerary September 24 - October 6) roundtrip from homeport Civitavecchia-Rome to Dubrovnik (Croatia), Kotor (Montenegro), Split (Croatia), Koper (Slovenia), Korcula (Croatia), Kerkyra (Corfu Island, Greece), Catania (Sicily), Valletta (Malta) and Naples.

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