The "Cape Doctor" Prevents MSC Musica from Docking

By ,   January 24, 2019 ,   Accidents

The notorious southeaster "Cape Doctor", which earned Cape Town, South Africa the moniker Cape of Storms, prevented the 93,000 GT MSC Musica from docking on Thursday, January 24.

The ship sailed past the cruise terminal at V&A Waterfront, then made a U-turn and returned to the open ocean.

At midday, Richard Coleman who is Cape Town traffic services spokesperson said that the weakening wind might result in the liner being able to enter the port Thursday night or Friday morning, January 25.

MSC Musica cruise ship

MSC Musica has been based in Durban since October 2018 for the duration of the summer in southern Africa but is taking regular itineraries from Cape Town in January 2019.

For other MSC Musica accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.