Costa Favolosa

Costa Favolosa
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Costa Favolosa cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9479852, owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary the Costa Crociere line company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Costa Favolosa position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 114,500-ton 3800-passenger Costa cruise ship Favolosa was built in 2011 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.

Costa Favolosa accidents & incidents

Costa Favolosa accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Costa Favolosa CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of Costa Cruises Favolosa 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 Costa Favolosa 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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

You can add more details or submit your own Costa Favolosa ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.

This is link to the ship’s official site CostaCruise.com.

Technical incidents

  • September 17, 2012, the vessel’s scheduled departure from homeport Venice Italy was delayed by ~8 hours by protests. The Venice departures of the MSC Crociere ships MSC Opera and MSC Musica were also affected. All the Venice’s waterfront areas were blocked by numerous small boats with hundreds of local protesters. They argued that the growth of big cruise ships stopping in Venice had a negative impact on the city as a travel destination. Large cruise vessels visiting Venice pass too close to the Piazza San Marco, and are potential risk for environmental damages or accidents that would hugely impact the city’s historical importance. The issue grew louder since the Costa Concordia sinking (January 2012).
  • April 26, 2013, strong winds prevented the vessel to dock in call port Valletta Malta. It spent ~45 min anchored outside the Grand Harbour. Then the Captain decided to skip the port and headed toward Catania Sicily. The itinerary change included an extra day at sea. The Costa Crociere company made arrangements for a charter flight to transport ~150 cruise passengers from Sicily (Catania Airport) to their scheduled disembarkation point Malta. Another flight charter (Malta-Catania) transported all passengers with scheduled embarkation in Valletta. From Sicily (April 28), the ship continued to the next call port Naples Italy.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • August 31, 2012, a 31-year-old female crew jumped overboard (committed suicide) when the ship was in the Mediterranean (Aegean) Sea and en-route from Istanbul Turkey to Venice Italy. The woman (of South African origin) worked on the ship as a dancer. The conducted search operation continued ~6 hours, but was unsuccessful in finding the body. The incident caused an itinerary change – call port Dubrovnik Croatia was dropped.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • Fortunately, no such major incidents were officially reported so far.

Costa Favolosa current position


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