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Mariner Of The Seas Accident: Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Hit by Cargo Vessel


Mariner Of The Seas Accident: After the road accidents now the seas accident are drawing the attention of media outlets. For the past few months, we are constantly reading many seas accidents news. As per the latest news, Royal Caribbean’s Mariner of the seas was engaged in an accident today as the vessel was struck by a cargo ship in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island, in The Bahamas. The accident is sad and unlucky as Royal Caribbean International had only recently changed the itinerary from a sea day to a day at Freeport. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com

Mariner Of The Seas Accident

Mariner Of The Seas Accident

In the reports, it is mentioned that the Tropic Freedom cargo vessel collides with the concrete pier in the port and then collides with the stern of Mariner of the Seas. The cargo vessel was implanted into the stern of Mariner of the Seas. Keep on reading to know more about this accident.

Mariner Of The Seas Hit By Container Vessel

Constructed in the year 2018, Tropic Freedom is a 3,800-gross-ton container ship, sailing under St. Vincent & Grenadines flag. The vessel collides with the Royal Caribbean International cruise ship, Mariner of the Seas, at the time of the call in Grand Bahama. The Royal Caribbean ship sustained the smallest damage as the vessel lodged itself into the ship. Presently, the cargo vessel has been liberated from the much larger Royal Caribbean cruise ship. No wounds have been reported and the captain of Mariner of the Seas has been keeping guests updated onboard.

As per passengers onboard, Tropic Freedom came alongside the edge of the harbor at the speed, collide with the concrete edge of the dock, and then crashed and lodged itself into Mariner of the Seas, which caused a lot of the noise and shook the whole vessel. From deck 7 of the cruise ship, a hole can be watched in the railing on deck 5 where the bridge wing of the container ship cut into Mariner of the Seas.

Royal Caribbean said to Cruise Hive, “Today, in Freeport, The Bahamas, a cargo vessel made contact with Mariner of the Seas while the ship was docked. No one was wounded on board, and Mariner experienced minimal damage. The ship will continue on its journal as planned.”

4-Night Cruise From Port Canaveral 

Mariner of the Seas sailed her maiden journey in the year 2003. The Voyager-class cruise ship can accommodate 3,114 passengers at double occupancy and is 139,863 gross tons. She departed Port Canaveral on Tuesday, 19th of April, and set a course to Grand Bahama.

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Pallavi Ghosh has covered politics and Parliament for 15 years, and has reported extensively on Congress, UPA-I and UPA-II, and has now included the Finance Ministry and Niti Aayog in her reportage. She tweets at @alishach03


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