Viking Cruise Ship CRASH! Idun Longship Rams Chemical Marketer Tanker in River near Antwerp

The 443-foot Viking River Cruises Longship, Viking Idun, collided with the 135-meter Chemical Marketer at 12:10 AM on April 1, 2019, near Antwerp. 9news.com reported that there were 171 passengers and 44 crew members on board the Viking River Cruise. The Zeeland police are investigating. Viking Idun docked in the Port of Terneuzan, Neatherlands. The oil and chemical tanker MV Chemical Marketer sailed from Turkey bound for Ghent prior to the incident. The Viking Idun cruise ship left Antwerp bound for Ghent. Idun was on a 10-day Tulips & Windmills cruise that starts at $3,400 per passengers. The passengers completed the itinerary by charter bus according to one passenger Tammy Miller of Castle Rock Colorado on Facebook. Both ships had damage above the water line to their bows. They were not taking on water or leaking chemicals or fuel. Viking Idun may return to service on April 4, 2019.

This is just over a week after over 1,000 people aboard the Viking Sky saw their lives hand in the balance during a storm off Norway when the cruise ship’s engines lost power. This Over half of its 915 passengers were air lifted by CHC Helicopters and the Southern Norway rescue services (Hovedrningssentralen) on March 23 ,to March 24. MV Viking Sky arrived in Molde, Norway at 16:30, on Sunday, March 24, 2019.

This second incident in 8 days calls into question the judgement of the bridge leadership of both the Viking Sky and the Viking Idun cruise ships. AIS and lookouts should have helped the crew avoid the collusion in the Neatherlands.

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Before losing its engines near Hustadvika, Norway, the 749-foot long, 47,800 gross ton cruise ship was on a 12-day cruise from Bergen, Norway to Tilbury on the River Thames in England.

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