According to local media in Italy a tender boat from the Costa Mediterranea seems to have cut loose from its lines and is hanging from the ship’s port side.
While the large Costa ship was calling at a port in Montenegro one of the ship’s own tender boats which can also be used as a lifeboat had some kind of malfunction. It seems a cable from one end of the boat had snapped. As a result the boat is hanging and being held up from only one side.
Cruise Hive has received a statement from Costa Cruises:
Costa Crociere confirms that the Costa Mediterranea experienced a technical problem with one of the ship’s lifeboats earlier today during operations for lowering tenders, while anchored in Kotor as per planned itinerary. The safety of the ship and of its passengers and crew has never been put at risk, as the tender was not carrying any passenger or crew member.
All competent authorities have been informed, and the technical team is working to fix the problem and restore the situation.
Thankfully nobody was onboard the tender boat at the time so no injuries have been reported. The boat was being lowered so it could be used to tender passengers to Fjord of Kotor in Montenegro. The Costa Mediterranea was about 200 metres from the coast.
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