ms Volendam accidents and incidents

ms Volendam cruise ship
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Cabins
716

Length (LOA)
237 m / 778 ft

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CruiseMapper's ms Volendam cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a 1718-passenger vessel owned by Holland America. Our ms Volendam 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could be arrests, filed lawsuits against the shipowner / cruise line company, charges and fines, grievances, settled / withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, Norovirus, etc.

  • fire – 2001
  • propulsion/power loss – 2012
  • pollution in Alaska – 2009 (3 times), 2010 (3 times)
  • Norovirus (passengers/crew)- 2 outbreaks in 2003 (total 128 / 16), 2006 (51 / 3), 2 outbreaks in 2007 (total 174 / 9), 2008 (85 / 7), 2013 (28 / 1), 2017 (68 / 1)
  • deaths – overboard (2011-crew)
  • injuries/crimes – 2008
DateAccident
  July 2017Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

In July 2017, CDC reported on itinerary July 12-19, a Norovirus outbreak affected 68 passengers (out of 1480, or 4,6%) and 1 crew (out of 610, or 0,2%). The ship was on 7-day Alaskan cruise roundtrip from homeport Vancouver BC Canada.

  May 2013Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

On May 5, 2013, the ship reported a Noro virus outbreak affecting a total of 28 passengers and 1 crew (or 2,4% of all the 1222 guests and staff on board). Because the required threshold of 3% infected was not reached, the illness was not considered an outbreak and was not reported by CDC. The vessel was on a 31-day cruise to Alaska.

  09 December 2012Propulsion / Power Loss

On December 9, 2012, during a repositioning cruise from Australia to Asia, the ship experienced a power loss incident, and drifted for ~2 hours while en-route to Hong Kong from Sydney NSW.

  08 January 2011Crew / Passenger Deaths

(overboard) On January 8, 2011, at ~2 pm, two male crew fell overboard into the water. One of the men (of Indonesian origin, aged 29) was later found drowned. The rescued crew (aged 32) managed to stay afloat. The accident occurred during a lifeboat drill, after one of the boat’s ropes snapped.

The ship was docked in call port Lyttelton (Christchurch, New Zealand). Both crew were wearing heavy clothes and boots, and were without life jackets.

The investigation report (issued on Nov 25) said the drowned crew could not swim. His body was found later by divers who searched the seabed. Both men were standing on top of the lifeboat, greasing its wire ropes, when one of the wires broke, causing the boat to fall bow down and dangling from the remaining wire.

Both men fell into the water from ~50 ft / 16 m. They both had safety harnesses clipped to a line, but the safety line broke when the lifeboat fell. The later inspection of all lifeboats’ fittings showed 10 of the wires were corroded.

  2010Sea Pollution

In 2010, the vessel was 3 times reported for water pollution in Alaska. Tests showed higher levels of zinc (on Jul 9) and copper (on May 14 and May 21) in its wastewater than allowed by the Alaska’s wastewater standards.

  2009Sea Pollution

In 2009, the vessel was reported 3 times for water pollution in Alaska, violating the state’s Wastewater Quality Standards. It hugely exceeded the discharged wastewater norms for the Coliform bacteria – 4800 per 100 ml, when the limit is 14 per 100 ml.

  18 November 2008Crew / Passenger Injuries and Overboards

On November 18, 2008, while the ship was docked in call port Napier New Zealand, a 75-year-old male passenger (of Dutch origin) fell off the pier’s edge and into the water. One of the crew jumped and rescued him.

The incident happened at ~12:30 pm, when the elderly passenger was taking pictures of nearby parked vintage cars. While walking backwards, he fell from ~15 ft / 5 m. Suffering only water inhalation, he was disembarked from the ship, ambulanced to Hawke’s Bay Hospital and the next day boarded the ship again in the next call port Tauranga NZ.

  January 2008Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

In January 2008, CDC reported on voyage Jan 2 to 12, a Norovirus outbreak affected 85 passengers (out of 1451, or 5,9%) and 7 crew (out of 608, or 1,2%).

  April 2007Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

In April 2007, CDC reported on voyage April 12 to 22, a Norovirus outbreak affected 69 passengers (out of 1427, or 4,8%) and 2 crew (out of 606, or 0,3%).

  February 2007Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

January-February 2007, CDC reported on voyage Jan 22 to Feb 1, a Norovirus outbreak affected 105 passengers (out of 1385, or 7,6%) and 7 crew (out of 608, or 1,2%).

  March 2006Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

In March 2006, CDC reported on the voyage March 3 to 13, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 51 passengers (out of 1412, or 3,6%) and 3 crew (out of 613, or 0,5%). All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on 10-day Caribbean and Panama Canal cruise itinerary roundtrip from homeport Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) Florida.

  2005Other Incidents

In 2005, the cruise liner briefly appeared in a scene of the movie “Into the Blue” (2005) while docked in Nassau Bahamas (at Prince George Wharf).

  May 2004Propulsion / Power Loss

In May 2004, during cruise itinerary May 12-30, the ship reported engine problems affecting its propulsion system (the starboard engine became inoperational).

  December 2003Cruise Illness / Norovirus Outbreaks

In December 2003, CDC reported on voyage Dec 21 to 28, a total of 53 passengers and 11 crew were quarantined after suffering from Noro virus symptoms (stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhea).

Reportedly, on itinerary August 18 to 25, an illness aoutbreak affected around 100 people.

  13 March 2001Fire Accident

On March 13, 2001, the vessel reported a small fire incident in the engine room.

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