MS Veendam Loses Power Off George Town

   November 13, 2019 ,   Accidents

The Holland America cruise ship ms Veendam temporarily lost power and began drifting off George Town (Grand Cayman Island) on Saturday, November 9, according to Will Jacobs - Port Authority operations manager.

ms Veendam cruise ship

Jacobs said that a tugboat was enlisted to push the cruise ship back into position. He added the vessel didn't hit the coral reef as its was drifting in 60 ft deep waters while having draft of 28 ft.

At the time of the accident, ms Veendam was sailing on a 14-day Western-Eastern Caribbean cruise (itinerary Nov 6-20) roundtrip from homeport Fort Lauderdale (Port Everglades, Florida).

For other ms Veendam accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.