Cabins Damaged After Two Cruise Ships Collide in Port

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Two cruise ships which are both operated by Holland America Line have collided in the Port of Vancouver. Oosterdam and Nieuw Amsterdam both received damage.

Two Holland America Cruise Ships Collide

This morning at the Port of Vancouver, Canada the Oosterdam and Nieuw Amsterdam cruise ships collided, thankfully no injuries have been reported.

The MS Oosterdam was docking at the port stern to stern at around 6:50 AM on Saturday. The ship hit the aft part of the other cruise ship which was already docked. Oosterdam caused some minor damage to six verandah deck 4 aft cabins on the Nieuw Amsterdam and the cruise line has already begun making repairs. According to posts on social media, the Oosterdam also had some minor damage to cabins.

Both vessels were ending their cruises and there was no delay in the disembarkation process. The cruise line has stated that those guests who were booked in the damaged staterooms are being relocated into alternative cabins.

As the damage was above the waterline the ships should be able to continue with their upcoming cruises as normal. Oosterdam is scheduled to depart Canada Place before 5:00 PM to reposition to its new homeport in Seattle, Washington. From there the Holland America cruise ship will depart on a 7-night Alaska cruise on May 5.

The Nieuw Amsterdam will also depart the Canadian port before 5:00 PM on a 7-night Alaskan voyage. The ship will arrive back in Vancouver on May 11.

Oosterdam joined the fleet in 2003 with a gross tonnage of over 82,300 along with a guest capacity of over 2,000. Nieuw Amsterdam is a larger ship which arrived in 2010 at 86,700 gross tons. The ship has a guest capacity of over 2,100 at double occupancy.

This is not the first time two cruise ships from the same cruise line have collided in port. Not that long ago we posted about two MSC cruise ships striking each other in the Port of Buenos Aires in February, read all about it here.

Main Photo By: Ken Carrusca (@KenCarrusca)

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