Cruise Ship

Viking Gymir

Incident Type

Ship Allision (Eisenbahnbrucke uber den Main)

Date of Accident

November 15, 2023

Location of Accident

Miltenberg, Odenwald Railway Bridge over Main River

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On November 15, 2023, an unfortunate incident occurred as the cruise ship Viking Gymir experienced an allision with the Eisenbahnbrucke uber den Main, the Odenwald Railway Bridge over the Main River. This collision resulted in the ship becoming stranded and immobilized, facing difficulties in maneuvering during docking. The impact inflicted damage to the vessel’s hull and superstructure, leaving a significant indentation at the bow, long scratches in the paint, and a damaged railing on the Upper Deck. Fortunately, no injuries were reported as a result of the allision.

Details of the Incident

In the afternoon of November 15th, the cruise ship Viking Gymir collided with the Eisenbahnbrucke uber den Main in Miltenberg, resulting in the vessel becoming lodged and incapable of maneuvering. The incident occurred as the ship was in the process of docking, leading to the toppling of a steel bollard and the bending of a ladder due to difficulties in maneuvering.

The collision led to visible damages, including a significant indentation at the ship’s bow, extensive scratches in the paint, and destruction of the railing on the Upper Deck. Importantly, there were no reports of injuries to passengers or crew members.

Operational Context

The incident took place during a cruise on Viking Gymir, causing a disruption in the ship’s operational schedule. Subsequently, technical experts were dispatched to assess and repair the damages sustained during the allision.

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