Jewel Of The Seas cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9228356, owned by Royal Caribbean. Among the unfortunate events at sea are fires, Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), drug smuggling, machinery malfunctions.
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Jewel Of The Seas accidents & incidents
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- September 26, 2004, on a Canada New England cruise itinerary, when the ship docked in Saint John, New Brunswick, a 65 ft / 20 m long fin whale was found stuck on the bulbous bow.
- September 22, 2006, At ~8 pm, at a service area on crew deck 2 midship a small fire broke out. The smoke. affected 7 of the cruise cabins, and passengers had to be reassigned to other staterooms. The incident was caused by a lit cigarette accidentally tossed into a trash can. Automatic sprinklers were activated. No injuries and major damages were reported.
- November 24, 2007, at ~2:30 am, a small fire broke out in the laundry room (on crew deck 2) and within ~ 1 hour was extinguished. hour.
- July 7, 2008, the ship is experienced some engine problems and was running at reduced speed. Due to these problems, the scheduled October 18 sailing was cancelled and the vessel entered dry-dock.
- August 3, 2010, while on a Baltic Sea itinerary, the ship experienced propulsion problems with 1 of its all 4 hydraulic motors. The incident resulted in a reduced cruising speed and itinerary changes. Royal Caribbean announced repairs started in Harwich (UK), but a replacement motor was needed to be completed. The motor was replaced in Russia while the ship was docked in St Petersburg. In the current itinerary, Stockholm was replaced by Visby, and some of the scheduled port stay times were altered.
- December 7, 2010, at ~5 am while en-route to Cartagena, Colombia, the ship started to vibrate for ~15 min, lowering its cruising speed. At 6 am the Captain announced via the PA system that the ship hit a plastic pipe segment (~ 330 ft / 100 m long, 2ft / 0,6 m wide and 2 inch / 5 cm thick). The object was across the bulbous bow, and by forward–backward movements of the ship they shook it off the bow. These efforts caused the shaking and vibrations. The incident caused ~30 min late arrival in the Port of Cartagena and 1 hour late departure to compensate the lost time. While docked in Colombia, divers were inspecting the ship for damages below waterline. Local authorities were notified. On this itinerary, most of the Colon (Panama) shore excursions were cancelled due to flooding caused by torrential rains.
- February 7, 2015, while en-route to San Juan , Puerto Rico, a small fire broke out in one of the stacks. It was quickly extinquished, but the incident caused malfunction of the ship’s air conditioning system for 5 hours, and the sewage system (toilets) was out for ~ 2 hours. After leaving the port, there was a power outage for ~ 10 m, caused by a blown breaker.
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- December 10, 2005, a 59-year-old female passenger fell overboard while the ship was en-route to Nassau, Bahamas. The woman was last seen at 9 am, and reported missing by her husband at 1 pm. The conducted search and rescue operation didn’t find the body.
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- September 6, 2012, the ship was on a Transatlantic repositioning cruise from Europe to USA (16-night from Harwich to Boston, left UK on Aug. 31). While sailing in the region of Faroe Islands (owned by Denmark, located between Iceland and Norway), the vessel hit a cable strung between two of the islands. The incident resulted in an injured crew and damaged mast and some equipment on it. The injured crew was transferred to a local hospital. The vessel remained seaworthy and continued the Atlantic Ocean crossing. The itinerary included stops in Iceland and Canada (Newfoundland).
Drug smuggling incident
- January 24, 2016, an US news media reported the authorities in call port San Juan Puerto Rico arrested 7 male passengers (of US origin) and charged them with drug smuggling. The police found in a suitcase 10 packages with cocaine (a total of 24 pounds / 11 kg) during routine cabin inspections on the Jewel cruise ship. The ship was about to leave port on a round-trip 7-day Southern Caribbean itinerary to Barbados, St Lucia, Antigua, St Maarten, St Croix.
Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks
- February 2010, CDC reported on the voyage Feb 22 to Mar 5, a Norovirus outbreak affected 102 passengers (out of 2158, or 4,7%) and 14 crew (out of 848, or 1,6%). All sick experienced the Norovirus symptoms (Gastrointestinal disease) of vomiting and diarrhea.
- June 9, 2010, a GI illness outbreak on the ship (no CDC data) caused late embarkation on the next scheduled sailing. Passengers booked on June 12 were informed to arrive late. Embarkation was delayed due to enhanced sanitizing procedures.
- 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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