Viking Cruises' Kvasir riverboat collides with a cargo ship in heavy fog near Wesel (Germany)

   September 13, 2022 ,   Accidents

A Viking River Cruises ship collided with another vessel over the weekend.

The 443-foot long Viking Kvasir, accommodating 190 passengers and 50 crew, collided with a cargo barge in heavy fog on Sunday morning, September 11, at ~6:50 am (4:50 UTC).

The accident took place close to Wesel (Germany North Rhine-Westphalia) in limited visibility/heavy fog.

According to a Viking Cruises' spokesperson, there had been no significant injuries among passengers or crew members. The ship had been cleared by authorities the evening of September 11 and continued her voyage without further delay.

Viking has not revealed whether passengers onboard the ship would be compensated.

Viking Kvasir cruise ship

The collision resulted in minor hull damages (at the bow/forward, above the waterline), interior damages (broken windows, tablewares, glassware), and minor injuries sustained by two passengers and several crew members.

The accident happened at the end of a 9-day "Holland and Belgium Cruise" (itinerary Sept 7-16, leaving from Antwerp and ending in Amsterdam).

For more Viking Kvasir incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.