Miscalculations of the Seas

These pictures were taken in Costa Maya, Mexico on April 20th 2005 following a bit of an allision with the pier. The ~78,000 grt ship is a Vision Class cruise ship belonging to Royal Caribbean Cruise Line. At the time there was about 2800 pax onboard.

There are six of these ship and I have been on one of these when in Costa Maya. It is not unbelievable to see this happen. Costa Maya is challenging place to berth on a good day, let alone on a day with 17kts winds and 3kts current. The bump left the ship with a five foot high, 42 feet long gash on it’s starboard forward, about 5 feet above the water line.

Nobody was reported hurt, but the following cruise from New Orleans, had to be cut short to accommodate repairs back at her homeport.

The Monitor. A blog for professional Marine Engineers in the commercial maritime world.

Transport Canada and Australian Marine Safety certified Marine Engineer, over 25 years experience sailing professionally on commercial ships all over the world. Creator and editor of www.dieselduck.net. Father of three, based in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

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