Call at Amsterdam skipped due to storm Dennis
The 'Black Watch' which was berthed in Southampton on Feb 14, 2020, will skip its call at Amsterdam and instead move to Rotterdam on Feb 15 at 1 p.m. with more than 800 passengers on board because of the bad weather and the expected storm Dennis. It will dock next to the Erasmus Bridge at the Wilhelmina pier. In the evening of Feb 16 the ship will sail to Antwerp as scheduled and then back to Southampton.
Cruise ship made unscheduled call in Cherbourg
Bad weather in the English Channel with winds of 10 Beaufort forced the "Black Watch" to make an unexpected stopover in Cherbourg on March 13, 2019. The ship had sailed from Funchal on March 9. It finally arrived at the Southampton City Cruise Terminal on March 14 at 6.40 a.m.
Deadly accident at Blohm & Voss
A tragic accident has occurred aboard the "Black Watch" at the Blohm and Voss shipyard in dock 11 in Hamburg. Inn an accident, one worker was deadly injured. Another worker has been taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The man was in danger of life. A massive steel bar had crashed and pinched the employee. One man died at the accident site. The injured employee was stripped of the steel bar and suffered serious injuries. The workers wanted to erect a scaffolding, while the disaster had happened on Nov 22, 2016, at 2:15 a.m. The criminal investigation will have to determine why the bar could fall down. The two workers were scaffolding builders and responsible for the various scaffoldings aboard the cruise ship which docked on Nov 19 and was due to be completed on Dec 13. During this time, a complete rudder and propeller shaft overhaul will take place, a new emergency power generator will be installed and the painting will be renewed.Upload News