Seven Seas Mariner

Seven Seas Mariner
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Seven Seas Mariner cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9210139, owned by NCLH (Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd) and operated by its subsidiary – the Regent Seven Seas Cruises line. Among the unfortunate events at sea are Norovirus illness outbreaks, crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), pollution, machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MS Seven Seas Mariner position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 48,000-ton 700-passenger Regent cruise ship Mariner was built in 2001 by the Chantiers de l’Atlantique shipbuilding company in France.

Seven Seas Mariner accidents & incidents

REGENT Seven Seas Mariner accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the Seven Seas Mariner CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Regent 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 Seven Seas Mariner 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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.

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

Technical incidents

  • Note: The ship’s owner Regent Seven Seas Cruises (RSSC) is a company that was initially named “Radisson Seven Seas Cruises” (same abbrev).
  • April 10, 2002, RSSC announced that the vessel enters an unscheduled 24-day long drydock for repairs of its 2 azipods (propulsion units). Three scheduled cruises (April 22, April 26, May 9) were cancelled.
  • July 27, 2002, the ship left port Stockholm Sweden 6 hours late due to engine problems. As result, the itinerary (Baltic Sea cruise to Scandinavia and Russia) was changed, with port Helsinki Finland dropped.
  • In October-November 2004, due to propulsion issues (resulting in reduced cruising speed) the ship’s Mexican Riviera 7-day itinerary was changed, with Cabo San Lucas dropped on several cruises.  to the Mexican Riviera. The ship was drydocked for repairs in December.
  • November 2006, booked passengers on a Australia New Zealand cruise (Sydney to Auckland, itinerary November 15-30) were informed via letters that the vessel will be operating at reduced speed due to propulsion problems.
  • September 1, 2006, while sailing in Alaska on 7-day Vancouver to Whittier itinerary, one of the ship’s azipods (propulsion unit) sustained damage and became inoperational. As result, the arrival in Whittier AK was delayed with a day and the next scheduled itinerary (Sept 7, to Vancouver BC Canada) was altered.
  • September 2008, Juneau AK media reported the vessel violated Alaska’s wastewater discharge permit in the months of May, June and July, with samples showing higher zinc levels.
  • March 9, 2016, the RSSC company announced its fleet’s first female Captain – Serena Melani, commander of Seven Seas Mariner. She entered service on February 21, 2016. She was also the first female Captain in the combined NCLH fleet, that besides Regent also includes the cruise lines Oceania and NCL Norwegian. Captain Melani (aged 42 at the time) was born in Tuscany Italy, graduated a nautical school and had previously worked on cargo ships (oil tankers, gas carriers and other vessels) before joining RSSC in 2010. For RSSC she had previously worked as second officer, safety officer, staff (2nd) captain.

Norovirus cruise illness outbreaks

  • December 2009, CDC reported a Noro virus outbreak affected 28 passengers (out of 621, or 4,5%) and 0 crew (out of 435, or 0%). The incident occurred on a 18-day cruise (itinerary Dec 2-20).
  • August-September 2008, Health Canada reported a Noro virus outbreak affected 33 passengers (out of 620, or 5,3%) and 12 crew (out of 445, or 2,7%). The incident occurred on a 7-day Alaskan cruise (itinerary Aug 27 – Sept 3) from Seward AK to Vancouver BC.
  • February-March 2007, CDC reported an illness outbreak (Noro virus) affected 38 passengers (out of 614, or 6,2%) and 5 crew (out of 446, or 1,1%). The incident occurred on a 12-day Panama Canal cruise (itinerary Feb 25 – Mar 9) from Lima Peru to Fort Lauderdale FL.
  • February-March 2006, CDC reported a Norovirus outbreak affected 26 passengers (out of 582, or 4,5%) and 13 crew (out of 444, or 2,9%). The ship was on a 14-day Panama Canal cruise from Callao Peru to Fort Lauderdale (itinerary Feb 28 – Mar 13).
  • February 2005, CDC reported an illness outbreak (salmonella) affected a total of 1 passenger (out of 551, or 0,2%) and 20 crew (out of 444, or 4,5%). The ship was on a 12-days Caribbean cruise itinerary (Feb 12-24) roundtrip from Fort Lauderdale Florida.
  • December 2002, during a 10-days Transatlantic cruise (Canaries to Ft Lauderdale), an illness outbreak (salmonella) infected 5 passengers and 16 crew.
  • 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.
  • Note: All sick suffering from Norovirus symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea) are quarantined to their cabins for at least 24 hours.

Seven Seas Mariner current position


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