Carnival Glory cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9198367, owned by Carnival Cruise Lines. Among the unfortunate events at sea are collision, Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), shore excursion incidents, machinery malfunctions.
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Carnival Glory accidents & incidents
At the Carnival Glory CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Carnival 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 USCG (Coast Guard) reports.
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Pier collision accident
- May 15, 2011, the ship was being moored in Port of Miami (at Pier D), with 9 of all 20 mooring lines already pier-connected. Suddenly, the ship was hit by a squall exceeding 50 mph (80 kph). All bow thrusters (forward propulsion units) were used for maneuvering back into pier. Due to misalignment between vessel and pier, its gangway (telescopic bridge) contacted and seriously damaged one of the lifeboats (number 10). The boat was taken out of service, which was the reason for Miami port authorities to reduce the ship’s passenger capacity to 4420 from 4760. The gangway sustained only minor damages. The repaired lifeboat was loaded on the ship after the cruise itinerary was finished and the vessel returned to Miami.
- Note: Actually, this type of marine accidents is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).
- June 14, 2005, the shipowner Carnival Corporation was fined US$65000 because the company didn’t provide the USCG with the names lists (passengers and crew) and the ship’s ports of call list. Because of this incident, two Carnival ships (Glory and Carnival Victory) were also not allowed to dock in the call ports Charlotte Amalie St Thomas and San Juan Puerto Rico. The operator Carnival Cruise Lines blamed the issue on a “computer glitch”.
- June 3, 2012, while docked in Boston MA, the ship’s gangway punctured a hole in one of the lifeboats (number 17). The boat was taken out of service.
- November 14, 2012, one of the ship’s lifeboats (number 2) experienced engine malfunction and was temporarily noted out of service. On December 4, the repaired boat was tested successfully.
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- August 11, 2005, a 30-year-old crew was found dead in his cabin. The man worked on the ship as musician, He was presumed dead by natural causes.
- February 1, 2008, the ship was en-route from Port Canaveral to Nassau on a Western Caribbean itinerary to Bahamas, Belize and Cozumel Mexico. A 46-year-old crew (of Indian origin) was reported missing after failing to show for work. He was presumed fell overboard and dead. USCG was notified, but they didn’t find the body.
- September 24, 2008, a 52-year-old female passenger died from drowning in Belize. The incident occurred during a sponsored by Carnival cave tubing excursion on Caves Branch River. The excursion was attended by over 300 other passengers. According to her husband, toward the tour’s end, strong currents pushed them toward the cave walls and sucked them beneath the water. All future tour sales were suspended and an investigation was launched.
- February 19, 2011, while the ship was en-route to Miami, 76-year-old male passenger was found dead in his cabin (died from Natural Causes).
- August 5, 2012, a female passenger died ashore while the ship was in Rhode Island waters. After suffering a medical emergency, the woman was medevaced via USCG helicopter and transported to a local hospital where her condition worsened.
- March 8, 2015, during the night, a 21-year-old male passenger jumped overboard from his cabin’s balcony into the water. The accident was caught on a CCTV camera, and occurred when the ship was in Bahamian waters, ~6 ml / 10 km south of the Abaco Island. USCG search and rescue operations lasted 3 days, covering an area of over 4700 ml2 (~12200 km2). The body was never found.
- August 19, 2015, a 65-year-old female passenger fell overboard in Honduran waters, ~5 ml / 8 km off Isla Roatan. The body was found on the same day by a Honduran Navy vessel. The ship was on a 7-days Miami roundtrip cruise to Western Caribbean, and en-route from Roatan to Grand Cayman.
- February 1, 2016, a male passenger died on a sponsored by Carnival Cruise Lines snuba diving excursion in St Kitts. Unofficially was reported that the called ambulance arrived at the beach some 20 min late, and was not equipped with defibrillator. The accident occurred on a 10-day cruise from Miami to San Juan Puerto Rico (one-way itinerary Jan 23 – Feb 2).
- August 14, 2017, a 70-year-old female passenger died ashore, while snorkeling in Grand Cayman. According to the local police, the accident occurred at ~11 am at Coral Gardens (North Sound). The elderly woman (of USA origin) was pulled out from the water into the tour boat, where CPR were performed and oxygen was given to her. Then she was brought to the shore (at Yacht Club dock, West Bay) and treated by paramedics. She was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital. The cruise ship was on a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise from Miami (itinerary Aug 12-19) also visiting Roatan Island, Belize City and Cozumel (Mexico).
- October 14, 2017, an 8-year-old female passenger died at ~ 8:15 am after falling 2 decks down to the ship’s Atrium lobby floor (deck 3). The girl went over deck 5’s rails during the debarkation in Miami, while her family was using the elevator. The accident occurred in the very end of a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise (itinerary Oct 7-14) to Grand Cayman, Roatan, Belize City and Cozumel.
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- March 16, 2007, a 35-year-old male passenger was miraculously rescued ~8 hours after he fell overboard ~30 ml / 50 km east of Ft Lauderdale FL. The ship was en-route to Nassau Bahamas, when the intoxicated man jumped through a window, falling from ~60 ft / 18 m into the water.
- August 3, 2007, a 16-year-old male passenger sustained a serous head injury after diving headfirst into a swimming pool on the ship. The boy was medevaced, forcing the vessel to return to homeport Port Canaveral FL ~6 hours after departure.
- October 14, 2009, 11 passengers on a Nassau city tour by taxi were robbed at gunpoint by 2 masked men. The incident happened at ~11 am at the Queen’s Staircase (aka “66 steps”).
- September 1, 2010, a 26-year-old male crew was arrested in Halifax NS for smuggling child pornography into Canada. He was working on the ship as assistant cabin steward and had the photos on his laptop computer.
Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks
- October 2010, CDC reported on voyage Oct 9 to 16, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 113 passengers (out of 3003, or 3,8%) and 13 crew (out of 1169, or 1,7%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on a 7-days Caribbean cruise from homeport Norfolk VA.
- August 2012, CDC reported on voyage Aug 6 to 11, a Noro virus outbreak affected a total of 205 passengers (out of 3652, or 5,6%) and 3 crew (out of 1144, or 0,3%). The ship operated on a Canada New England itinerary from homeport Boston MA.
- 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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