Cunard's Queen Victoria cruise ship forced to return to Southampton UK after 'security alert'

   September 28, 2022 ,   Accidents

A Cunard Line ship was forced to return to homeport Southampton (England UK) after a "security alert". 

MS Queen Victoria had to turn around on Friday, September 23, and return to the dock.

Police investigated the accident upon the boat's return at ~5 pm that day. 

However, they believed it was a hoax.

The Cunard liner was able to depart again later the same evening. 

Queen Victoria cruise ship

A police spokesperson said the vessel had returned to dock in Southampton to allow officers to carry out their inquiries, which had indicated the alert had been a hoax.

"Officers are continuing their investigations into the hoax. No arrests have been made at this time."

According to a spokesperson for ABP/Associated British Ports (Port Southampton's operator), the firm could not comment on the ongoing investigation. 

For more Queen Victoria incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.