Viking Sea

Viking Sea
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MV Viking Sea cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9725421, owned by the Viking Ocean Cruises line. Among the unfortunate events at sea are crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), machinery malfunctions.

Here you can also track MV Viking Sea position at sea.using the AIS live ships tracker of VesselFinder. The 47,800-ton 940-passenger Viking Ocean cruise ship Viking Sea was built in 2016 by the Fincantieri shipbuilding company in Italy.

MV Viking Sea accidents & incidents

MV Viking Sea accidents and incidents - Cruise MinusAt the MV Viking Sea CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of this Viking Ocean 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 USCG (Coast Guard) reports.

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 Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.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

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

Technical incidents

  • Note: Among the vessel’s innovative marine technologies are its energy-saving hybrid engines, top-deck solar panels, pollution-minimizing exhaust system. This ship also uses seawater as a lubricant for its propeller shaft bearings. This technology lowers the vessel’s maintenance costs and also the risk of pollution. Replacing the biodegradable oils, the water is being directly discharged into the ocean. The other Viking Ocean ships (with the same design) are named Viking Star (2015), Viking Sky (2017) and Viking Sun (2017)
  • August 11, 2016, while operating in the Mediterranean Sea (southern Europe), the vessel lost power while docked in port La Valletta (Malta). It was due to depart at 6 pm (on Aug 11). The accident was caused by a starboard azipod (azimuth thruster, a propulsion unit) malfunction. A technician from Athens (Greece) was sent to assist the repairs. The cruise ship left Valletta port around 2 am (on Aug 12, approx 8 hours behind schedule) heading for the itinerary’s last port of call Piraeus (Athens). The accident occurred on a 14-day repositioning cruise from Bergen (Norway) to Piraeus-Athens (itinerary Aug 1-13) with call ports  Le Havre (Paris), Lisbon (Portugal), Cadiz (Spain), Malaga (Spain) and Valletta (Malta).
  • December 13, 2016, due to heavy fog in port Venice (Italy), the port was closed and Viking Sea ship had to make alternate arrangements for its passengers (embarking and disembarking in Venice). The ship was rerouted to port Trieste (Italy), approx 100 ml (160 km) from Venice. Disembarking passengers with booked through Viking Cruises flights were re-booked on new return flights leaving on Dec 14, with complimentary transfer and overnight hotel stay. Embarking passengers boarding on the ship’s next scheduled cruise were coached from Venice to Trieste for boarding.
  • December 30, 2016, the cruise ship remained docked in the port of Barcelona (Spain), waiting for engine repairs. AIS tracking data showed the vessel leaving Barcelona on Dec 29 and soon turning around and returning back to Barcelona. Viking Cruises informed all passengers that they can stay onboard until the itinerary’s end (Jan 8, 2017) or leave the ship earlier as the cruise was officially cancelled. More information of the accident is expected soon.

Crew & Passenger Death accidents

  • Fortunately, no such tragic incidents were officially reported so far.

Crew & Passenger incidents (injuries, crimes)

  • Fortunately, no such accidents were officially reported so far.

MV Viking Sea current position


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