Legend Of The Seas cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9070620, owned by Royal Caribbean. Among the unfortunate events at sea are Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), rescue operations, machinery malfunctions.
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Legend Of The Seas accidents & incidents
At the Legend Of The Seas CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Royal Caribbean 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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- October 18, 2010, the ship was en-route from Taiwan to Hong Kong, sailing in rough seas. The 14-night Asian cruise itinerary started on Oct 7 from Tianjin, China. While in the Taiwan Strait, the ship received a distress call from the cargo shipping vessel “Xin Yi”(Monday, 10:20 pm). The cargo ship was taking on water and sinking. The Royal Caribbean ship marked the freighter’s position, turned round and arrived there first (Tuesday 12:15 am) just to witness how the vessel sunk. The crew started search and rescue operations, joined later by Taiwan Coast Guard assets (boats and a helicopter). During the 12 hours effort, the Legend ship rescued 3 crew and assisted in rescuing another 9 crew. Still, 10 crew members from the sunk ship remained missing.
- February 9, 2009, the ship was docked in Key West Florida due to malfuction of one of its Azipods (propulsion units /aka “azimuth thrusters”). The unit was leaking oil into the water. The ship remained moored there until the evening, when repairs were completed, then continued following the scheduled itinerary.
- January 20, 2012, in the Royal Promenade area a parade was just started, when the alarm sounded and was publicly announced that the bar “Cafe Promenade” was on fire. The ship was en-route to homeport Southampton, England.
- November 2, 2015, during the 10-days Asian cruise from Hong Kong to Singapore (itinerary Oct 31 – Nov 10), the ship experienced a mechanical issue (engine or propulsion) resulting in serious vibrations and an itinerary change (call port Keelung Taiwan was dropped). The incident started during rough sea, but the strong vibrations continued on the following days. Passengers reported their beds shaking and even making their drinks slosh at the Viking Crown Lounge on top deck 11.
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- No such accidents were officially reported so far.
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- April 23, 2003, a 20-year-old female passenger was arrested in Honolulu, Hawaii. She was accused of planting threatening notes that lead to an FBI search for weapons on the ship. The young woman hoped the voyage will be cancelled so she could go home early. Due to this incident, the cruise itinerary was changed, skipping the Hilo port and shortening the Kona port stay.
- June 7, 2003, a 41-year-old male crew (working on the ship as “Food & Beverage Manager” was arrested in Seward AK. He charged for sexually assaulting (on June 5) a 22-year-old female crew.
- June 27, 2005, while the ship was at sea, a male passenger got very sick, suffering from Legionnaires’ Disease symptoms (type of pneumonia), including fever, chills, cough, headache, ataxia. When the ship docked in Barcelona, Spain, the man was disembarked and transported to a local hospital. The cruise ship was quarantined in Barcelona for an extra day.
- January 29, 2006, a 34-year-old crew (of Colombian origin, working as bartender) was arrested when the ship docked in Tampa Florida. The arrest was on charges for attempted rape of a 22-year-old female passenger. The woman was pulled in a dark room, but managed to escape. The offender was held in the brig until the arrival in Tampa.
- January 25, 2017, a 20-year-old female crew sustained a spinal injury (lower back fracture) “while performing her regular duties” (RCI statement). The incident occurred around midnight, while the ship was in New Zealand (South Island’s east coast, approx 32 km / 20 ml southeast of Cape Campbell) and en-route to Brisbane Australia. Maritime NZ (maritime safety authority) dispatched a rescue helicopter to the scene (at Clifford Bay’s southern end, near Blenheim). The woman was airlifted from the ship by a response team equipped with night-vision goggles. The operation took ~20 min. She was flown to Wellington Hospital in a stable condition. The cruise ship was operating on a 14-night round-trip Brisbane cruise to New Zealand (itinerary Jan 15-29).
Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks
- April 13, 2015, CDC reported on the relocation voyage March 30 to April 14 to homeport San Diego CA, a total of 135 passengers (out of 1746, or 7,7%) and 7 crew (out of 748, or 0,9%) suffered from Norovirus symptoms (Gastrointestinal disease) nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. The ship was operating on 14-day Panama Canal itinerary from Fort Lauderdale Florida to California.
- 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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