Carnival Conquest cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9198355, owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. Among the unfortunate events at sea are ship collision, Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), shore excursion incidents, machinery malfunctions.
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Carnival Conquest accidents & incidents
At the Carnival Conquest CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Carnival ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents. Our reports are made using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and USCG (Coast Guard) reports.
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Ship collision incident
- February 21, 2011, a loaded bunker fuel barge (MGI 2720) came alongside the Conquest ship. Both vessels were set by the water current and collided. No pollution or injuries were reported. Results were port-bow dents on both vessels.
- April 20, 2014, a lifeboat was damaged due to a gangway-raising sensor failure. The gangway tunnel’s top hit the lifeboat portside below waterline. Lifeboat was replaced with another. Damage was estimated ~USD 10,000.
Passenger Robbery incidents
- On January 14, 2014, while the ship was docked in Roatan port (Honduras), an American family of five was robbed at gunpoint. Fortunately, nobody was hurt. Mr Jeff Smith, together with his wife and three daughters (aged 15, 14 and 8) suffered a masked gunman attack. The man jumped out of bushes on a beach access road and started shooting at Smiths’ rental car. The car was wrecked. After pursuing the family on foot, the gunman robed them of their iPhones, camera and cash, while pointing gun at them. On the same day, another passenger had a shotgun pointed at family while on sight-seeing guided tour.
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- May 11, 2003, a 35-year-old male passenger fell overboard from his cabin’s balcony on deck 10 at ~ 1 am. Initial searches were unsuccessful, but on May 14 his body was found.
- November 18, 2004, a 60-year-old male passenger (of German origin) jumped overboard committing suicide. During the accident, the ship was docked in Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
- November 4, 2006, a 42-year -old male passenger jumped overboard from his cabin’s balcony at ~11 pm. The ship (en-route to homeport Galveston TX) turned and started search and rescue operation for ~4 hours until the arrival of USCG assets in the area. The man’s body was never found.
- December 1, 2007, when the ship docked in New Orleans, a 77-year-old male passenger was reported missing. The search operation was ended after a suicide note was found, pointing out to a jump overboard.
- January 23, 2011, a 46-year-old male passenger died after suffering a heart attack on the ship (January 16 to 23 itinerary). The man started shaking and dropped to the floor unconscious. The called security performed CPR for ~10 min, but the efforts were unsuccessful. He was traveling together with his family.
- May 14, 2011, the ship returned in homeport Galveston ~2 hours late due to a medical emergency incident. About 1 1/2 hours after it left Cozumel, a male passenger suffered a heart attack and the vessel returned to the port to disembark him.
- September 25, 2011, a 39-year-old male passenger jumped overboard at ~6:30 pm while the ship was in the Gulf of Mexico waters. The man (Clint Wayne Markham, from Forney Texas) was reported by other passengers who saw him jumping off shortly after it left Cozumel, Mexico. The Captain informed local authorities and turned around the ship for a search and rescue operation. The missing passenger has never found. According to an unofficial information, the man was drunk and arguing with his girlfriend.
- April 16, 2012, a male passanger died due to natural causes.
- May 1, 2012, on a Western Caribbean cruise from New Orleans and while docked in Cozumel, a staff member (Lido Buffet’s Manager) was found dead in the pit of one of the elevators (on deck 0).
- October 20, 2013, a male crew died in an accident while the ship was docked at New Orleans port. He was performing ship maintenance work and was crushed to death between a lift-platform and a lifeboat platform.
- April 15, 2015, a 31-year-old male passenger (from Virginia, USA) died after two Jet Skis collided. The incident happened on Grand Cayman at the Seven Mile Beach Resort & Spa. The victim and his 37-year-old girlfriend were thrown into water when their Jet Ski collided with the one driven by a 15-year-old male passenger (from NYC, New York, USA). The boy was passenger on the Carnival ship Paradise (also docked there).
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- July 27, 2003, a 16-year-old female passenger was raped by a 25-year-old male passenger while the ship was en-route to homeport New Orleans from Mexico.
- June 13, 2007, on a sponsored by Carnival shore excursion in Jamaica, 17 passengers were visiting Lethe Estate when they were robbed by 2 gunmen. No physical injuries were reported during the incident.
- April 14, 2008, a drunk male passenger was evicted from the ship in Montego Bay, Jamaica, after an altercation incident with other passengers in the disco nightclub.
- May 21, 2008, a 24-year-old male crew was arrested ashore in Jamaica (at Bobsled Cafe, Montego Bay) for trying to buy cocaine. He was jailed overnight and bailed the next day for US$1000.
- June 24, 2009, a 13-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a male crew (working as waiter at the Lido Buffet). The incident happened in the hallway, when she was approaching her cabin. The crew made her sexually suggestive comments, then grabbed her arm and attempted to pull her into one of the passenger lifts. In January 2010, her family filed a lawsuit.
- September 29, 2010, at the Lido buffet restaurant, due to vessel’s movement a female passenger lost balance and fell, fracturing wrist and spraining left hip.
- October 22, 2010, a 67-year-old ex-passenger received an US$125,000 settlement in a lawsuit against Carnival Cruise Lines. She sustained an injury in Grand Cayman while cruising in April. The incident occurred when passengers were boarding a tender to get to the George Town dock. The boats were operated by another company. The woman fell upon exiting the boat and sustained an injury (fractured tibia), spending the rest of the voyage in a wheelchair.
- February 20, 2011, a drunk male passenger slipped and fell while climbing wooden steps (forward on deck 9). He was disembarked and taken by ambulance.
- May 17, 2011, a male passenger experienced respiratory distress and cardiac failure. He was transferred to STA KW boat and transported to Key West FL (Lower Keys Medical Center) for treatment.
- June 1, 2013, a female passenger fell down stairs and injured her right shoulder.
- Reports for passengers arrested for past fugitive warrants were filed in 2013 (March 24, April 21, May 26, July 14 & 21, August 11, September 22 & 29, November 9).
- Reports for crew and passengers in possession of illegal drugs were filed in 2013 (July 28, August 4).
- December 13, 2016, a 66-year-old female passenger was medevaced while the ship was some 27 ml (43 km) north of Cat Island (Bahamas). The woman was reportedly suffering from stroke symptoms. The USCG’s Clearwater station deployed a helicopter crew (MH-60 Jayhawk) to the area. The woman was hoisted (together with her husband and a cruise ship nurse) and flown to the Doctors Hospital (Nassau).
Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks
- December 2002, CDC reported on voyage Dec 8 to 15, a major Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 224 passengers (out of 3154, or 7,1%) and 39 crew (out of 1184, or 3,3%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on a 7-days roundtrip Caribbean cruise from homeport New Orleans Louisiana.
- Note: When the itinerary doesn’t include US cruise ports, the ship is not required to report to CDC, thus no official illness report would be issued.
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