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AIDAprima cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9636955, owned by the AIDA Cruises line (a Carnival Corporation brand). Among the unfortunate events at sea are fires (during the ship’s construction in Japan), crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS AIDAprima position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 125,000-ton 3250-passenger AIDA cruise ship Prima was built in 2016 by the MHI-Mitsubishi shipbuilding company in Japan.

AIDAprima accidents & incidents

AIDAprima accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the AIDAprima CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this AIDA cruise ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents. Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and Coast Guard reports.

Here we also post updates on AIDAprima cruise law news. They are related to recent crimes being investigated. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

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Fire accident

  • January 11, 2016, during construction, the vessel experienced a small fire accident at the Nagasaki shipyard in Japan. The accident occurred at 8:30 pm local time. All workers and crew were immediately evacuated. No injuries were reported. The shipyard’s fire team helped by local authorities quickly extinquished the fire. It was announced that the fire started on deck 7 during laying electrical cables near the ship’s Theater lounge (named Theatrium). The cause for the fire was “technical defect in the electrical wiring”. The affected area was ~15 m2 / 160 ft2.

History, technical incidents

  • In August 2011, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) was awarded with the contract for building two new generation AIDA ships. The AIDA prima ship’s construction began with the keel laying ceremony at the company’s Tategami Plant (Nagasaki Shipyard) in June 2013. The ship’s float out was on May 4, 2015. The christening ceremony was scheduled for March 2015 and the inaugural cruise first for for October than for December 2015. Finally, the 86-day long World Cruise (inaugural itinerary from Hamburg) was re-scheduled for April 30, 2016.
  • In 2013 (2 years into the shipbuilding project) the Mitsubishi company replaced many of the project’s management and engineering teams, including external specialists (non-Japanese). Detailed design works were finished in mid-2015. The ship’s 3rd set of sea trials was finished at the end of December 2015. The ship’s inaugural season starts in March 2016 with roundtrip departures out of Hamburg Germany. The original MHI contract was USD 650 million for each of both AIDA vessels, including the ship design work. The Mitsubishi company already booked a loss of USD 1,7 billion, including the compensation to AIDA Cruises. There are even rumors about MHI exiting the cruise ship building business.
  • On March 14, 2016, in Nagasaki Japan the AIDA company took delivery of its new ship Prima from the MHI. The formal ceremony was attended by Michael Thamm (Costa Group’s CEO), Felix Eichhorn (AIDA’s President), Shunichi Miyanaga (MHI’s President and CEO) and Yoichi Kujirai (MHI’s “Commercial Aviation and Transportation Systems” department’s President and CEO).

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • (Friday) 13, 2017, at ~9 pm in North Sea, while returning to Port Hamburg (Germany), the ship suffered from extremely strong winds and rogue waves (up to 7 m / 23 ft high). All passengers were ordered back to their staterooms. Aida Cruises confirmed this incident, reporting injuries to 3 passengers (2 with bruises, 1 with bone fracture). During the hurricane, Elbe River (that connects Hamburg to North Sea) was closed for ships. However, Hamburg port authorities made an exception for AIDAprima, allowing the ship to enter and reach its berth at the Steinwerder cruise terminal at ~7:45 am on January 14th. The material damage report is not yet issued.

AIDAprima current position

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