Friday, 1 March 2019

MSC cruise ships collided in Buenos Aires

MSC cruise ships MSC ORCHESTRA contacted MSC POESIA at Buenos Aires Argentina, on Feb 20. MSC ORCHESTRA was under way leaving port, MSC POESIA was berthed or in process of berthing. ORCHESTRA stb contacted POESIA portside, both ships sustaining minor damages, including MSC POESIA portside bow fold-out platform. After it seems, several hours long investigation, MSC ORCHESTRA was cleared to sail, reaching Punta del Este resort anchorage, Maldonado, Uruguay, on Feb 21. MSC POESIA, as of 1830 UTC Feb 21, was still in Buenos Aires.
Cruise ship MSC ORCHESTRA, IMO 9320099, GT 92409, built 2007, flag Panama, operator MSC Cruises, capacity 3200, crew 987.
Cruise ship MSC POESIA, IMO 9387073, GT 92627, built 2008, flag Panama, operator MSC Cruises, capacity 3605, crew 1027.

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