An AIDA Cruises ship collided with the dock on the Steinwerder Cruise Terminal on the port of Hamburg on the morning of December 8, inflicting minor harm to its hull.
The AIDAbella had accomplished a 26-day Caribbean crusing and was returning to its homeport. The ship’s subsequent cruise was scheduled to depart that very same night, however was postponed pending technical and security inspections.
Collision Causes Delay in Upcoming Cruise
Whereas the ramming of the jetty in Hamburg precipitated minor harm to AIDAbella, together with dents, paint scratches, and harm to the strict, AIDA Cruises stated a technical inspection might be required earlier than the two,500-guest ship can resume its schedule.
A press release from AIDA Cruises stated, “For Aida Cruises, the security of all friends and crew members is all the time our high precedence.”
There have been no accidents because of the collision. In line with stories, the harm is centered on the strict, to the appropriate of the ship’s title, the place a dent and a crack may be seen. Aida Cruises stated it was probably a technical challenge precipitated the incident and that the AIDAbella might be repaired instantly following its inspection.
The tentative departure date for the ship’s subsequent cruise, a 43-day Caribbean voyage, is December 11. AIDAbella entered service in 2008 and was constructed on the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany.
The 13-deck AIDAbella is a sister ship to the AIDAdiva and AIDAluna. It primarily serves the German market. The ship has 11 cabin classes and a number of other eating venues, together with Pizzeria Mare, Buffalo Steak Home, Sushi Bar and Worldwide Restaurant.
It additionally has three buffet eating places serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The ship has a spa, and gives free sports activities instruction lessons. The AIDAbella was final renovated in 2018.
Different Mishaps From 2022
Cruise ship accidents will not be uncommon, with a minimum of a handful taking place every year. Royal Caribbean’s Quantum of the Seas had a mishap on December 1 when a lifeboat was unintentionally dropped into the water, apparently throughout a crew coaching train. Nobody was injured. The ship was crusing a 10-day South Pacific cruise.
In September, a Viking Cruises’ river ship, the Viking Kvasir, collided with a cargo ship on the Rhine River whereas the cruise ship was touring from Antwerp to Amsterdam. There have been minor accidents reported by the crew and friends.
In July 2022, a fishing boat rammed Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl off Nantucket, because the ship made its method to the Bahamas. One particular person on the fishing boat had minor accidents.