Ambassador cruise ship collides with cargo vessel

Ambassador cruise ship collides with cargo vessel

Monday, 08 Apr, 2024 0

Ambassador Cruise Line’s ship Ambience, currently sailing a world cruise, suffered a collision in bad weather as it attempted to dock in Cape Town, South Africa.

It hit container ship Grey Fox, despite being assisted by two tugs and a pilot, the cruise line said.

It was caused by strong winds and large waves and no passengers or crew were injured.

It caused minimal damage to the ship as Ambience was able to depart Cape Town later that evening.

The ship is carrying 1,400 passengers on a world cruise which began in January.

“Ambience was unable to maintain position in strong, gusting winds and made contact with the container ship, which was already alongside. Both ships report only minor damage, and there is no water ingress or pollution,” the cruise line said.

Jaykant Shah, a US guest, said, “I was asleep, but when the knock hit, it immediately woke me up because the boat moved awkwardly.” 

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