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Viking River Cruise Ship and Chemical Tanker Collide Near Antwerp

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A chemical tanker and a Viking inland cruise ship collided on the Western Scheldt near the Port of Antwerp on Monday, causing damage to both vessels.
Viking confirmed that no passengers on board the Viking Idun were injured after colliding with the tanker Chemical Marketer while sailing from Antwerp to Ghent.
The collision occurred just after midnight on Monday morning near the town of Terneuzen as the Chemical Marketer was inbound on the Western Scheldt headed for Antwerp.

Following the collision, the Viking Idun as towed to Terneuzen where it is docked. Chemical Marketer remains moored nearby.
Media reports said the cruise ship has 171 passengers on board. Four minor injuries were initially reported.
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Photo of damage to the Viking Idun shared with us by Jasper Schuttevaar.
Some major damage was sustained by both vessels, but so far no pollution has been spotted. The photo above shows damage to the bow of the Viking Idun. Below, a large gash can be seen in the hull of the tanker above the waterline:
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Collega's van @PolitieLE Dienst infrastructuur Zuidwest doen momenteel onderzoek naar een aanvaring tussen een passagiersschip en een zeeschip. Dit gebeurde vannacht op de Westerschelde bij #Terneuzen. Flinke schade en helaas ook gewonden
8:37 AM - Apr 1, 2019

Viking Idun is a 135-meter inland cruise ship operated by Viking River Cruises, part of Swiss cruise line Viking Cruises. Viking’s full statement is below:
We can confirm that just after midnight (CEST) on 1 April, Viking Idun and a cargo vessel collided while sailing from Antwerp to Ghent. No guests were injured. The ship sustained some damage near the bow and is currently docked in Terneuzen with all guests. While damage of the ship is being assessed, guests will continue with a modified version of the itinerary. We hope to have the ship in operation in time for its next departure on 4 April, if that should not be so future guests will be accommodated on another Viking Longship. Viking’s Customer Relations team will communicate directly with the guests or their travel agents.
The Maltese-flagged Chemical Marketer, built in 2004, is a 134-meter chemical tanker with a deadweight of 14,298 tonnes.
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
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Passagiersschip Viking Idun botst met tanker op Westerschelde: Twee schepen zijn even na middernacht op elkaar gebotst op de Westerschelde bij Terneuzen. Het gaat om het passagierschip de Viking Idun en de tanker Chemical Marketer. Beide schepen liepen…
6:51 AM - Apr 1, 2019

Monday’s collision comes a little over a week after the Viking Ocean Cruises cruise ship, Viking Sky, nearly grounded in Norway during heavy weather with about 1,300 people on board after the cruise ship lost power due to low oil pressure to the ship’s engines.


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Crane Collapses on One of World’s Largest Cruise Ships

A large crane has collapsed onto the Oasis of the Seas cruise ship during a routine dry dock at the Grand Bahamas Shipyard in Freeport, Bahamas. Eight people have been injured.

As seen in a video posted online, the crane has caused the 220,900 gross ton ship to list towards its starboard side. The crane collapsed onto the aft of the ship where the AquaTheatre is located.

The cruise line released a statement to Local 10:
“We are responding to a construction site incident at the Great Bahamas Shipyard, where Oasis of the Seas is currently in dry dock.”
“As of 1:45 pm EDT, we are accounting for the whereabouts of all site personnel and working with local authorities to determine if there have been any injuries. We are aware of damage to the dock structure and to construction cranes. We are assessing damage to the ship.”
In a video posted by the Bahamas Press, a worker mentioned that Dock 2 is gone and it is a “big disaster.” The emergency services have also been seen attending as there have been injuries.

The only people onboard a ship during a dry dock would be a limited number of crew members and shipyard workers. Royal Caribbean released another follow-up statement with further details:
Earlier today, we responded to a site incident at the Grand Bahamas Shipyard, where Oasis of the Seas is currently in drydock.
Shipyard management has informed us of eight injuries, none of them considered life-threatening.
We are aware of damage to the dock structure and to construction cranes. We are assessing damage to the ship. Drydock is a maintenance procedure, and there are no guests aboard the ship.
BP BREAKING| Bahamian police on Grand Bahama confirms an accident that occurred at GB Ship Yard.
Police nor our teams on the ground can confirm if anyone has been injured…
— Bahamas Press (@Bahamaspress) April 1, 2019
Oasis of the Seas, which was once the largest cruise ship in the world when she entered service in 2009, only just entered the dry dock for routine maintenance. The ship was set to be fully upgraded and ready for a new summer service of Mediterranean cruises out of Barcelona, Spain, starting in May 2019.

The ship has a guest capacity of 5,400 at double occupancy along with 1,650 crew members. While in dry dock, however, the full crew is typically not on board, as many are transferred to other ships in the fleet or begin their vacation during the renovation.

t’s not clear if the ship’s larger dry dock later this year or any upcoming sailings will be delayed. This is developing news and we’ll keep Cruise Hive readers updated as new details come out.

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Foto: Bahamas Press

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