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Cruise Ship Hits Another Vessel After Breaking From Mooring Lines

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Seabourn Encore which is a luxury cruise ship operated by Sebourn Cruises was docked in Timaru, New Zealand when high winds forced the ship to move away from the dock. The mooring lines failed with most of them breaking free and the aft continued to move further away from the dock. Seabourn Encore ended up colliding with a cement ship named Milburn Carrier II.

The entire incident was caught on video and posted by Corrina Worthington. As seen in the footage below the force was strong and even the ships gangway was still sticking out of the starboard side. Thankfully there were no injuries.

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According to local reports, the cement ships hull and Sebourn Encores stern were damaged. The vessels will be unable to depart until the damage is looked at and given the all clear by Maritime New Zealand.

Sebourn Encore is a new luxury ship which only entered service in 2016. The ship arrived in Timaru on Sunday morning which is located on the east coast of the south island. The ship is currently on a 43-day itinerary from Singapore and will end in Aukland, New Zealand on February 18.

Sebourn Encore is 40,350 gross tons and can carry over 500 guests. We’ll be updating this post shortly once more is known including the ship’s departure.

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