Oceania Cruises Ship Breaks Free of Its Moorings Due to Storm

By ,   September 19, 2018 ,   Accidents

An Oceania Cruises ship broke free of its moorings due to strong winds at Greenock Ocean Terminal Wednesday morning, September 19.

Tugs were called to help 30,000GT Oceania Nautica which was forced to remain at anchor off the port town.

According to a spokesperson for terminal operators Peel Ports, at 11:02 a.m., while alongside at the terminal, the cruise ship Nautica encountered severe winds that resulted in parting of mooring lines and the ship was detached from the quay.

All passengers and crew onboard were reported to be safe and there were no injuries. Tugs were deployed immediately and Nautica is currently held at anchor with a pilot onboard.

Oceania Nautica cruise ship

According to Oceania Cruises, ship's 26 crew and 478 passengers were already ashore when the accident happened. Greenock Town Hall is available to travellers looking for shelter until conditions are safe enough for the ship to return to the cruise terminal.

Oceania Nautica is on a 12-night British Isles voyage. The vessel arrived in from Edinburgh and will head to Belfast tomorrow, September 20.

For other Oceania Nautica accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.