Wednesday, January 3, 2018

NTSB Issues Report on Celebrity Infinity Accident

Last month the National Transportation Safety Board issued their final report on the June 2016 accident when Celebrity Infinity allided with the dock in Ketchikan. The accident did relatively minor damage to the ship (a nine-inch hole was opened in the forward port side of the ship about 12 feet above the waterline) but extensive damage was done to dock, with a cost of approximately $1.15 million.

While the NTSB's mission isn't to assign blame, the report did find that the allison with the dock was the result of “the master's failure to plan, monitor, and execute a safe docking evolution.”

The complete story appeared in the January 3 edition of Cruise News Daily.