Oceania Insignia cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9156462, owned by NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings) and operated by its subsidiary company Oceania Cruises. Among the unfortunate events at sea are fires, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.
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Oceania Insignia accidents & incidents
At the MS Insignia CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Oceania Cruises 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.
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- December 11, 2014, two contractors and one crew member died after an accident in the cruise ship’s engine room. The accident occurred while the ship was docked in Castries (St Lucia Island, Caribbean). Two other contractors and three crew members suffered heavy injuries (severe burns) and were transferred to a local hospital. No injuries among cruise passengers were reported. All passengers (around 600) were disembarked and flown back home. The 10-day cruise (itinerary December 7-17) from San Juan (Puerto Rico) to Miami was officially cancelled.
- The vessel was towed back to San Juan for repairs. It re-entered service on March 22, 2015, with a pre-scheduled (for January 10, 2015) world cruise (altered itinerary) leaving from Singapore.
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- December 11, 2014, during the engine room fire accident in Port Castries St Lucia (see above) two contract workers and one crew member were killed. Dead men’s names and nationalities were not disclosed.
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- December 11, 2014, during the engine room fire accident in Port Castries St Lucia (see above) two contract workers and three crew members sustained severe burns and were transferred to a local hospital.
Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks
- November 2012, CDC reported on voyage Nov 15 to 29, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 37 passengers (out of 1019, or 3,6%) and 13 crew (out of 767, or 1,7%). All sick suffered from Norovirus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) and were quarantined to their cabins for 48 hours. Onboard announcements were made regularly to notify passengers of the illness outbreak, to encourage case reporting and hand hygiene. The ship operated on 1 14-days Caribbean itinerary roundtrip from Miami Florida.
- November-December 2015, CDC reported on voyage Nov 18 to Dec 2, a Noro virus outbreak affected 74 passengers (out of 1160, or 6,4%) and 12 crew (out of 776, or 1,6%). Twice a day were sent reports of illness cases to the CDC’s VSP (Vessel Sanitation Program). The ship was operating on 1 14-days Transatlantic crossing (repositioning cruise) from Europe to Florida (Barcelona to Miami) with scheduled call ports Cartagena (Spain), Royal Naval Dockyard (Bermuda, Nov 28-29) and Nassau (Bahamas, Dec 1). MS Riviera cancelled its stop in Bermuda as the outbreak was deemed a “public health risk” by local authorities.
- February 2016, CDC reported on itinerary Feb 12 to 22, a Noro virus outbreak affected 79 passengers (out of 1225, or 6,5%) and 3 crew (out of 773, or 0,4%). The ship was on a 10-days Miami to Eastern Caribbean cruise with ports of call Grand Turk, San Juan (Puerto Rico), St Barthelemy, Philipsburg (St Maarten), Tortola (BVI), Samana (Dominican Republic) and Nassau (Bahamas).
- March-April 2016, CDC reported another Noro virus outbreak on the 14-days Miami to Southern Caribbean cruise (itinerary Mar 22 – Apr 3). The number of infected passengers was 98 (out of 1204, or 8,1%) and 6 crew (out of 776, or 0,8%).
- 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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