Passengers killed in crash during excursion in Belize
Two passengers who had travelled aboard the 'Carnival Vista' were killed in a crash duringan excursion in Belize among with five others on Nov 28, 2019. The ship had left Galveston on Nov. 23 on a 7-day voyage and was expected to return on Nov. 30. Preliminary information indicates a red car went into on-coming traffic and crashed into a van. All three Belizeans in the car died, along with the driver of the van and three passengers inside. They were returning to port when the crash happened. The cruise line says five other passengers were hurt and one was transported to the U.S. for care. The 13 passengers in the van were Americans. Those that weren't killed were injured and four remain in critical condition. Guests from at least one other cruise line were in the van.
Cruise ship docked in dock ship
On July 12 the "Carnival Vista" arrived at Freeport just before noon. The "Boka Vanguard" was at location for receiving the ship. In the morning of July 13 the "Carnival Vista" was safely loaded aboard the "Boka Vanguard" just off Freeport. Loading Carnival Vista: https://youtu.be/tEQu1peYBFo De-watering Boka Vanguard: https://youtu.be/T_egOq5TB-Q Crew view aboard C. Vista: https://youtu.be/xMqS1Uh4xhk Time-lapse https://youtu.be/LAoqOrAo180 Boka Vanguard transport to Grand Bahamas Ship Yard: https://youtu.be/bRLhjQsxfeY
Carnival Vista’s Propulsion System to be Repaired Using First-Of-Its-Kind ‘Floating Dry Dock’
Carnival Cruise Line announced today that Netherlands-based Boskalis, a worldwide leader in marine solutions, will deploy a transport vessel as a first of its kind “floating dry dock” facility to complete the repairs to Carnival Vista’s two azipods, the ship’s main propulsion system. The procedure will entail loading the ship onto a semi-submersible heavy transport vessel, Boka Vanguard, and then docking the vessel at the Grand Bahama shipyard for the repair work. A video animation detailing the “floating dry dock” process can be viewed here www.vimeo.com/boskalis/vista. “This groundbreaking procedure made possible by Boskalis is a revolutionary way to ensure Carnival Vista’s repairs are completed in a safe, timely and efficient manner, so the ship can resume her popular seven-day schedule from Galveston later this month,” said Lars Ljoen, executive vice president of marine operations for Carnival Cruise Line.Upload News