Seabourn Encore

Seabourn Encore
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Seabourn Encore cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9731171, owned by Carnival Corporation and operated by its subsidiary company Seabourn Cruise Line. Among the unfortunate events at sea are collisions, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Seabourn Encore position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 40,350-ton 600-passenger Seabourn cruise ship Encore was built in 2017 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.

Seabourn Encore accidents & incidents

Seabourn Encore accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Seabourn Encore CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Seabourn ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents, including when operating as “R Six” and “Blue Star”). 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 Seabourn Encore 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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.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 Seabourn Encore ship incidents (negative cruise experience reports) via the Cruise Minus “contact us” form.

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

Collision accident

  • February 12, 2017, due to high winds, in the afternoon the cruise ship broke free from its moorings at Port Timaru (New Zealand) and collided with a cargo vessel (cement carrier “Milburn Carrier II”). As result of the accident, the cruise vessel was unable to leave the port as scheduled, being detained by the Harbour Master for inspection. The collision followed after the cruise vessel’s all four stern moorings failed. The vessel was swung around, drifted away from the docking wharf then hit the cargo ship.
  • The accident occurred at ~3.15 pm when a southerly gust of wind (with speeds up to 50 mph / 80 kph) caused all the ship’s aft mooring ropes to fail. The collision damaged the cargo vessel’s hull. The cruise ship’s stern hull was also damaged.
  • No injuries were reported. During the emergency, all cruise passengers were disembarked and transported via buses to local hotels.
  • Seabourn Encore was christened on January 7, 2017.

Technical incidents

  • February 23, 2017, the cruise ship was docked in Port Piction (Marlborough, New Zealand). At ~2 pm, due to poisonous gas (ammonia) leakage from a nearby building (on Waitohi Wharf) both the docking wharf and the cruise ship were closed (roughly until 3 pm). All the ship’s windows and doors were shut during that time, and passengers were not allowed to either leave or board the ship.

Seabourn Encore current position


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