Pacific Eden (MS Statendam)

Pacific Eden (MS Statendam)
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Pacific Eden cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 8919245, owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary the P&O Cruises Australia line company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are fires, Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), pollution, machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Pacific Eden position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 55,450-ton 1300-passenger P and O cruise ship Pacific Eden was built as “MS Statendam” in 1993 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.

P&O Pacific Eden accidents & incidents

P&O Pacific Eden accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Pacific Eden CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of P&O Cruises Pacific Eden ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents (including when operating as “MS Statendam”). Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media media sources, Wikipedia and Coast Guard reports.

Here we also post updates on P and O Pacific Eden 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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.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 Pacific Eden ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.

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

Service history, technical incidents

  • During its service history, this cruise ship was also known as “Statendam” (launched 1993) being constructed for the Holland America Line. HAL operated the vessel until 2015, when it was transferred by the shipowner Carnival Corp to the P&O Australia cruise line’s fleet.
  • The vessel is of the same class as the Holland America ships Maasdam and Ryndam (currently Pacific Aria). For Holland America, Statendam also operated on Alaskan cruises from Vancouver Canada in the summer.
  • Before its transfer to P&O, the Statendam ship was dry-docked for refurbishment in Singapore, then renamed to “Pacific Eden”. The Inaugural Cruise for P and O was on November 15, 2015, out of Fremantle (Perth). The P&O naming ceremony was in in Sydney on November 25, 2015. The ship’s godmother is Kate Ritchie.
  • August 4, 2002 (as MS Statendam), the ship suffered a generator room fire, affecting generator 4 and both propulsion motors. The Incident happened on an Alaskan itinerary, at ~ 9 pm while the ship was returning back to Vancouver BC (some 25 ml / 40 km away from port, in the Strait of Georgia). The next scheduled cruise (August 11) was cancelled due to repairs of the electrical generation system. As compensation, all booked passengers were fully refunded, and in addition received the option of either 25% future HAL cruise booking discount or 150% onboard credit.
  • In 2010 (as MS Statendam) the ship was reported 3 times for Alaska water pollution. The conducted tests of its wastewater showed higher than allowed levels of ammonia – on May 28, June 2 and July 20.
  • September 13, 2012 (as MS Statendam) the ship suffered a power outage. The accident was caused by a fuel pump explosion and resulted in nearly 2 hours lost of all power and drifting.
  • August 2, 2013 (as MS Statendam) the ship assisted a small Alaskan cruise ship (Baranof Wind) which lost power near John Hopkins Glacier (Glacier Bay , Alaska). Statendam arrived at ~1:45 pm responding to a distress call. Two tenders were lowered to collect 102 passengers from the small ship. They were offloaded at Bartlett Cove at ~7:30 pm the same day.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • January 3, 2005 (as MS Statendam), a 73-year-old male passengers was reported jumped overboard and missing. The incident occurred on the night before the San Diego disembarkation during the 7-days Hawaii cruise from San Diego while the ship was in the region of Coronado Islands (Baja California).
  • July 12, 2015 (as MS Statendam) a 64-year-old male passenger was reported fell overboard. The incident occurred on a 14-day Alaska cruise roundtrip from Seattle WA, and while the ship was en-route from Victoria BC to Seattle. The man (of US origin) was traveling alone. The conducted by Canadian Coast Guard assets search and rescue operation lasted over 6 hours, but was unsuccessful in finding the body.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • April 1, 2011 (as MS Statendam) a 25-year-old male crew sustained a back injury while the ship was docked in homeport Port Everglades (Fort Lauderdale) Florida. The man (of Indonesian origin) was disembarked and sent to Jakarta for medical treatment.

Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks

  • November 2002 (as “MS Statendam”), a California-based news media reported flu virus infected 9 passengers and 6 crew during a 10-days Mexico Riviera cruise out of San Diego CA. On the previous itinerary, a Norovirus outbreak (gastrointestinal illness) infected 40 people (passengers and crew). All sick were quarantined to their cabins for 48 hours.
  • December 2005, unofficially was reported a Noro virus outbreak affecting at least 70 passengers and crew.
  • April 2006, an epidemic Noro virus outbreak infected “hundreds” (unspecified number) of passengers and crew during a Holland America cruise from Japan to China (itinerary April 3-17 from Osaka to Hong Kong). To contain the outbreak, the ship was thoroughly fumigated (all cabins and facilities). The ship remained in Code Red throughout the whole voyage, and also in the first 4 days of the next scheduled sailing. All infected and their companions were quarantined, with room service staff delivering meals to the cabins.
  • December 2015, P&O Australia reported 60 people (passengers and crew, or around 4% of all 1500) being affected by a Noro virus outbreak. The incident occurred during the 12-days Australia Christmas Cruise from Sydney (roundtrip itinerary Dec 16-28) with call ports Mooloolaba, Hamilton Island, Cairns, Cooktown, Willis Island, Moreton Island.
  • 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.

MV Pacific Eden current position


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