Celebrity Silhouette cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9451094, owned by the Celebrity Cruises line (a Royal Caribbean brand). Among the unfortunate events at sea are Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.
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Celebrity Silhouette accidents & incidents
At the Celebrity Silhouette CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Celebrity 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 USCG (Coast Guard) reports.
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- April 2, 2014, the Celebrity Cruises Silhouette ship was partially involved in dock site accident, in which two dockworkers died in St Kitts. They were assisting the Royal Caribbean Independence of the Seas ship to un-berth. At ~5 pm both men were in a small boat near the RCI vessel, trying to remove its last mooring line, when it swamped their boat with its Azipods and tossed the men into the water. The boat slammed into the Silhouette ship and immediately overturned. The strong water currents produced by the Independence caused their boat to capsize, sucking both men under water.
- July 12, 2014, the vessel experienced propulsion problems (unspecified issues) resulting in reduced cruising speed. The line had to shorten several call ports stays on most Fall 2014 itineraries.
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- January 19, 2013, the 82-years-old baseball celebrity Earl Sidney Weaver died after suffering a heart attack on the ship. After dinner, he returned to his cabin and reportedly collapsed. Mr Weaver (1930-2013) was a 17-years MLB manager of the US basketball team Baltimore Orioles. The accident occurred on a sports-themed Bahamas cruise itinerary roundtrip from Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) Florida to Nassau. In February 2014, another baseball celebrity Jim Fregosi was medevaced from the MSC Divina cruise ship after suffering a stroke.
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- Fortunately, no such incidents were reported so far.
Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks
- January-February 2012, CDC reported on the voyage Jan 29 to Feb 10, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 178 passengers (out of 2809, or 6,3%) and 11 crew (out of 1236, or 0,9%). All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on a 13-days Eastern Caribbean cruise round-trip from homeport Newark, New Jersey. The itinerary included the St Maarten island.
- 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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