Radiance Of The Seas cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9195195, owned by Royal Caribbean. Among the unfortunate events at sea are collisions, Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), fire, machinery malfunctions.
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Radiance Of The Seas accidents & incidents
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Ship collision accident
- November 25, 2009, while maneuvering for docking in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, a minor collision occurred between the docked Radiance and the maneuvering for docking Carnival cruise ship Carnival Splendor. The incident caused a small dent in the Radiance’s front. Both vessels were examined and deemed seaworthy. After the incident, the RCI Captain was evacuated from the ship, and replaced by another Captain.
- August 26, 2002, en-route to Juneau, Alaska, and during a preparation to transit Gatineau Channel from Frederick Sound, for ~3 min the vessel experienced malfunction of its propulsion and steering systems. It was reported that the incident was caused by human error, when a crew accidentally turned a hydraulic pump off, thus temporary disabling the rudder.
- June 27, 2006, while on Alaskan cruise itinerary, due to problems with the satellite communication equipment, the ship had to skip the Juneau AK port of call. As compensation, passengers received US$100 in onboard credit.
- October 28, 2006, the ship was on an Eastern Caribbean cruise itinerary roundtrip from Port Everglades / Fort Lauderdale FL. At ~2 am on Nov 4, a fire broke out in the buffet restaurant “Windjammer”.
- January 3, 2008, due to rough weather, passenger tendering in George Town (Grand Cayman) was impossible. Loaded with passengers, tender boats were bouncing in the harbor for ~2 hours. The tendering was forced to be moved from the harbor to the Spotts Beach Dock on the island’s south side.
- October 2008, due to financial considerations, Royal Caribbean cancelled all the ship’s South American cruises in 2009 and 2010 and kept the vessel for operation of additional 24 Mexican Riviera itineraries out of San Diego CA.
- January 30, 2009, while on a South American itinerary, the ship docked in Puerto Montt, Chile, with a dead humpback whale (40 ft / 12 m long) entangled on the bulbous bow.
- January 27, 2011, on most of the 2011 voyages, the ship was departing and arriving in homeport Tampa Florida under orders of USCG assigned COTP (“Captain of The Port Order”). This situation was caused by malfunction of one of the vessel’s 2 Azipods (propulsion units). This propulsion system problem made the vessel inoperative for maneuvering in port and required tractor tugs to escort it every time it was in Tampa Bay (arriving or departing) for safety reasons (in case the other Azipod fails too). This problem was fixed in late Fall when the ship entered drydock for a scheduled overhaul.
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- March 21, 2010, a male passenger fell overboard at 8 pm. After the code “Oscar” was announced, the ship slowed down and turned, then rescue boats were launched. The man was found unresponsive and brought back on the ship. CPR was conducted for ~20 min, but unsuccessfully. The man was pronounced dead.
Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)
- December 18, 2005, 2 single female passengers reported being stalked by a male crew.
Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks
- September 2006, CDC reported on voyage Sept 2 to 9, a major illness outbreak affected a total of 227 passengers (out of 2131, or 10,7%) and 12 crew (out of 870, or 1,4%). Although all sick suffered predominantly from Norovirus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea), they tested negative for Noro virus. The ship was operating on a 7-days Alaskan cruise itinerary from homeport Vancouver BC to Seward AK.
- January 2011, CDC reported on the voyage January 3 to 8, a Norovirus outbreak infected 150 passengers (out of 2336, or 6,4%) and 3 crew (out of 861, or 0,4%). All sick experienced the Norovirus symptoms (Gastrointestinal disease) of vomiting and diarrhea. The next departure from homeport Tampa FL was delayed by ~5 hours for extensive sanitizing.
- 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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