Costa Serena

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Costa Serena cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9343132, owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary the Costa Crociere line company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are ship collisions, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Costa Serena position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 114,150-ton 3700-passenger Costa cruise ship Serena was built in 2007 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.

Costa Serena accidents & incidents

Costa Serena accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Costa Serena CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of Costa Cruises Serena 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 Serena 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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.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 Serena ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.

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

Ship collision accident

  • July 15, 2014, the cruise vessel collided with the water tanker Stella Di Lipari (1500 GT tons). The collision incident occurred in call port Naples Italy, and caused a minor hull damage to the Serena. The small tanker ship, however, sustained a serious tear in its superstructure (~10 x 3 ft / 3 x 1 m, near the Navigation Bridge starboard). No injuries were reported. The Costa cruise ship continued to the itinerary’s next call port Palma de Mallorca (arriving on July 17).

Technical incidents

  • May 19, 2007, the vessel was christened at the Port of Marseille, France, with a grandeous fireworks show. Simultaneously, Costa Crociere held a virtual inauguration ceremony in the Second Life. This is the Linden Lab’s online virtual world, where the users (“residents”) via avatars (virtual selves) interact with each other, use objects or visit virtual places – like new Costa cruise ships.
  • 2009, the cruise vessel and its crew were featured in the NatGeo’s 6-episode series titled “Cruise Ship Diaries”.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • February 27, 2010, a 34-year-old male passenger fell overboard. The man (of French origin) was reported missing by his father. The accident occurred in the Atlantic Ocean, while the ship was en-route from Tenerife Canaries to Malaga Spain. The Costa cruise ship and Spanish Coast Guard vessels conducted a search and rescue operation for ~7 hours, but didn’t find the body. The incident caused an itinerary change – the call ports Funchal Madeira and Cadiz (to Seville Spain) were dropped.
  • January 17, 2013, a  47-year-old male crew died on the ship after falling into the ventilation shaft of one of the diesel engines. The man (of Indonesian origin) worked on the ship as a mechanic, and was doing some maintenance works. He was reported missing by co-workers. When the chief engineer searched the engine room, he found the body lifeless in the vertical shaft. The accident occurred on a South American cruise, while the vessel was off the Argentina’s coast and en-route from Buenos Aires to Angra Ries (Brazil).

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • Since November 19, 2016, is missing a 26-years-old male crew. The man (Savio Rasquinha, of Indian origin) worked as cabin steward on the ship since September 12, 2016. He disappeared at sea, while the ship was en-route from China to Japan and near Nagasaki. So far, Costa Cruises hasn’t produced CCTV footage regarding the accident.

Costa Serena current position


On the above map you can track the Costa Serena cruise ship’s position now. It shows the vessel’s current location at sea (or in port) by live tracking of its IMO number 9343132. If you lose the ship on the map, please reload this page.

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