Thursday, 14 February 2019

Cruise ship NORWEGIAN EPIC interrupted cruise, destroyed pier at San Juan VIDEO


Cruise ship NORWEGIAN EPIC suffered power loss and failure of one of engines on Feb 11, while on Caribbean cruise, had to interrupt cruise and headed for San Juan, Puerto Rico, at a reduced speed. On arrival to San Juan in the morning Feb 12, during mooring, the ship struck two sections of pier, probably because ship’s maneuverability was hampered by engines issues. The ship reportedly, didn’t sustain serious damages, just scratches and probably dents, but pier sections were destroyed.
Cruise ship NORWEGIAN EPIC, IMO 9410569, GT 155873, built 2009, flag Bahamas, operator Norwegian Cruise Line, capacity 4100 passengers, crew 1724.

Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.

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