Cruise ship passengers injured in boat collision
Two boats, one of them with passengers of the "Costa Victoria", have crashed at the entrance to the Royal Phuket Marina in the channel on Jan 16, 2018. The "Pimracha" and "Sattakamol" collided just off the coast resulting in six injuries including one Thai man and five Italian tourists. The accident happened at the entrance to the channel leading to the Royal Phuket Marina at 4:30 p.m. Two of the tourists have been sent to Vachira and Phuket International (Siriroj) Hospitals with serious injuries. The accident happened in the Ao Sapam Channel, the entrance way to Royal Phuket Marina and Boat Lagoon. The group of eight tourist travelled to Phuket with the "Costa Victoria" and anchored in front of Patong Beach during the day and were in the speedboat "Satakamol" with other passengers. Heading towards the RPM pier, another boat named "Pimracha 5" hit the boat resulting in the people being injured. The boat drivers have been arrested for further investigation. Report with photos: https://www.phuketgazette.net/news/update-boat-collision-off-entrance-royal-phuket-marina-channel
Costa Victoria to be Based in Japan for Summer 2016
Costa Asia held the opening of its Japan office through a series of media and travel trade events in Tokyo, Osaka and Fukuoka on November 17, 2015. In the summer of 2016, Costa will bring the new concept of cruising to Japanese guests with the Costa Victoria.
Chinese Fishermen Express Thanks to Costa For Rescue
On November 2, Costa Victoria rescued 12 fishermen from a burning vessel in the South China Sea. The cruise ship was en route from Hong Kong to Sanya when the First Officer on watch spotted the troubled boat. He immediately gave the alert to the Master and Staff Captain who decided to alter the ship’s route to provide assistance. The 12 fishermen were rescued and medically assisted onboard by the Costa Victoria crew. Furthermore, Costa Victoria actively researched other missing fishermen, in cooperation with a helicopter of Sanya Hainan Island Coast guard which reached the area. After having granted clearance by relevant Authorities, Costa Victoria resumed her route after the rescue operations and safely brought the 12 fishermen to Sanya Hainan Island. Afterwards, the 12 Chinese fishermen contacted Costa Cruises to express their deepest gratitude and requested a face-to-face opportunity to officially thank the Master and his team. Fishermen representative stated: “On behalf of me and my crew, we would like to give our sincere thanks to Costa Victoria for taking action at such a crucial time for us, saving our lives, and allowing us to have a second chance in this world. Your heroic instincts brought us here today.”Upload News