Ruby Princess waits for clearance to sail after hitting San Francisco dock

   July 7, 2023 ,   Accidents

Princess Cruises' ship Ruby Princess delays the next voyage's departure after the allision with Pier 27 at Port San Francisco CA on Thursday morning, July 6th. Although the vessel was scheduled to depart for Alaska on Thursday afternoon, it remained docked as of late Friday morning, July 7th.

Princess stated that the vessel would set sail once it receives clearance from the USCG deeming it "fit to sail." The company has been engaged in ongoing discussions with the Coast Guard regarding the departure from San Francisco. While they express confidence in obtaining clearance on the same day, the exact time of departure is still being determined.

Meanwhile, the USCG refrained from providing a definitive timeline for when the ship will be ready, as officials continue to investigate and inspect the vessel.

Fortunately, no injuries were reported when the ship unexpectedly made contact with the dock during the docking process on Thursday morning.

Ruby Princess had just completed a 10-day roundtrip to Alaska with 3328 guests and 1159 crew on board. Embarkation for the delayed voyage was already completed on Thursday, and currently, there are 3256 guests and 1161 crew on the ship, according to the company.

Princess is working diligently to maintain the planned itinerary as much as possible and has stated that it will provide compensation as a gesture of goodwill once the full impact of the necessary adjustments is determined.

For more Ruby Princess incidents and accidents see the ship's CruiseMinus page.