MS Oosterdam

MS Oosterdam
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MS Oosterdam cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9221281, owned by Holland America Line (a Carnival Corporation brand). Among the unfortunate events at sea are fires, Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), rescue operations, machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Oosterdam position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 82,000-ton 1850-passenger Holland America cruise ship Oosterdam was built in 2003 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.

MS Oosterdam accidents & incidents

MS Oosterdam accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the MS Oosterdam CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Holland America 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.

Here we also post updates on Holland America Oosterdam 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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

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

Technical incidents

  • In March 2003 was officially announced, that the Inaugural cruise and the following one are cancelled due to the vessel’s delayed delivery by the Italian shipbuilder. The Inaugural voyage was re-scheduled from July 10 to August 3.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • July 22, 2011, a 20-year-old female passenger was pressumed fell overboard. She was reported missing by her family at ~7 am. After the ship conducted an unsuccessful search operation, the USCG was notified at ~4 pm. The conducted by USCG assets search was also unsuccessful in finding the woman, The accident occurred in Alaska, when the ship was en-route from Sikta to Ketchikan.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • April 10, 2005, three passengers were medevaced via USCG helicopters at different times in the same day. The first airlift was of a 78-year-old male passenger suffering fractured hip after falling. The second was of a 64-year-old female passenger with a torn esophagus after bumping into the boutique shop’s glass door. The third airlifted was a 55-year-old female passenger with severe internal pains.
  • January 1, 2013, a male crew (of Canadian origin, working on the ship as dancer) sustained injuries that resulted in amputation of 2 toes and parts of the others. The incident occurred during a live show presented at the ship’s theater lounge, when the collapsed stage lift crushed his right foot.
  • October 9, 2013, a 70-year-old male passenger suffered from internal bleeding while the vessel was en-route from San Diego to Hawaii (call port Lahaina, Maui). After the ship’s medical crew requested assistance, an USCG Hercules airplane delivered 6 blood units, 1 platelets pack and 2 transfusion kits.
  • September 7, 2014, a 84-year-old female passenger was medevaced by an USCG helicopter near Glacier Bay Alaska. The elderly woman was hoisted and transported to a hospital in Juneau AK.

Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks

  • Twice in 2006 (in June and December), the ship reported a total of 110 passengers experiencing the Noro virus symptoms. Because the required by CDC threshold of 3% infected was not reached on each of both voyages, the incidents were not reported as outbreaks.
  • January 5, 2008, the ship reported a Norovirus outbreak affecting 76 passengers (or 3,8% of all) and 4 crew (or 0,5% of all) on a 7-days Baja Mexico cruise roundtrip from San Diego CA.
  • February 2009, CDC reported on the voyage Feb 21 to 28, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 110 passengers (out of 1840, or 6%) and 10 crew (out of 786, or 1,3%). All sick suffered from Noro virus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins. The ship was on a 7-days Mexican Riviera cruise roundtrip from homeport San Diego CA.
  • November 2016, CDC reported on itinerary Nov 3 to 18, a Norovirus outbreak infected 90 passengers (out of 1843, or 4,9%) and 22 crew (out of 796, or 2,8%). The ship was on a 16-days Transatlantic cruise from Civitavecchia-Rome to Tampa Florida, with call ports in Europe – Palma de Mallorca, Cartagena, Malaga, and Funchal (Madeira).
  • 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.

MS Oosterdam current position


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