Monday, October 18, 2010

Costa Classica Collides with Cargo Vessel

This morning as Costa Classica was returning to Shanghai at the end of a 4-night cruise and collided with the Belgian-flagged Lowlands Longevity cargo ship, damaging the 53,000-ton cruise ship's starboard superstructure at Deck 5, according to Costa. Local news reports say the collision, at the mouth of the Yangtze River, opened about a 60-foot gash, and passengers say water washed into the ship's lower decks through broken portholes.

Details of this incident, and an earlier incident aboard the same sailing, appeared in October 18, 2010, edition of Cruise News Daily.