MSC Preziosa

MSC Preziosa
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MSC Preziosa cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9595321, owned by the MSC Crociere line company (subsidiary of the MSC shipping company). Among the unfortunate events at sea are collisions, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MSC Preziosa position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 139,100-ton 4350-passenger MSC cruise ship Preziosa was built in 2013 by the STX Europe shipbuilding company in France.

MSC Preziosa accidents & incidents

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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.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

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

Pier collision accident

  • April 5, 2014, while maneuvering for docking in Venice Italy, even though assisted by 2 tugboats and a designated pilot on board, the vessel hit the pier with its starboard bow. The collision affected the terminal building, damaging one of its passenger walkways. Aka “fingers”, these are glass-walled, covered corridors allowing disembarkation from upper decks. No injuries were reported.
  • Note: Actually, this type of marine accidents is called “allision” (striking a fixed object) as opposed to “collision” (striking another vessel).

Technical incidents

  • June 4, 2010, the shipbuilder STX Europe (France) and the GNMTC company (a Libyan state-owned corporation) signed a letter of intent for building 1 cruise vessel with MSC Fantasia-class design. The vessel was named “Phoenicia”. Its innovative design featured a 120-ton aquarium with live sharks (as specified by the Muammar Gaddafi’s son Hannibal). During the construction, in February 2011, the civil war in Libya broke out, and in June the STX company canceled the contract, ending up with an unfinished hull. On March 13, 2012, the MSC cruise company officially announced the purchase of the cruise vessel for Euro 550 million. The design’s new specifications were identical to the line’s MSC Divina ship. The new cruise ship was then named Preziosa, delivered to the MSC line in March 2013.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • July 14, 2013, a 27-year-old female crew died on the ship. The woman (Maria La Camera, of Italian origin) worked on the ship as a hostess, fluent in several languages. After failing to show up for work, at ~7 pm her colleagues went to her cabin and found her dying. The accident occurred on a Mediterranean cruise itinerary, while the ship was en-route from Genoa to Naples Italy. The itinerary’s other scheduled call ports were Marseille France, Barcelona Spain and La Goulette Tunisia. In Naples (July 15) local police boarded the ship for investigation. The initial examination suggested aneurysm as probable cause of death. The body was transferred to a hospital for autopsy.
  • November 19, 2013, an 87-year-old female passenger sustained a critical head injury after tripping on stairs and falling at ~8:30 pm. She died in the ship’s infirmary at ~9 am the next day. The woman (Mercedes Lessi Ray, of Brazilian origin) traveled together with her 2 daughters. The body was offloaded in the next call port Salvador (Bahia, Brazil) on Nov 22. The accident occurred near the end of a Transatlantic repositioning cruise from Europe to South America, leaving from Barcelona Spain and ending in homeport Santos (Sao Paulo) on Nov 26.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

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

MSC Preziosa current position


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