Ship went adrift in Sochi
The 'Knyaz Vladimir' broke all its mooring ropes due to strong winds in the port of Sochi on July 8, 2020. As a result, it drifted away from the pier into the port waters. After the crew managed to switch on the engines, the vessel was moored alongside again. This time, the crew turned the vessel and moored in a direction so that the wind did not have as much effect on the vessel's mooring ropes.
Double trouble for Russian cruise ship
The start of the cruise season of the "Knyaz Vladimir" from Sochi port on Apr 29, 2018, was delayed due to a monitoring system failure. After the problem was fixed, the ship was due to set sail bound for Crimea on May 6, but suffered an engine room fire in the night of May 5. There were no passengers on board and the fire was quickly extinguished.
Tug allided with cruise ship
The tug "Sevastopolets" on Sep 14, 2017, at 6.50 a.m. allided with the "Knyaz Vladimir" at Sevastopol during mooring operations. The tug’s stern struck the bulbous nose of the cruise ship, causing a dent and a crack. On Sep 15 the ship sailed from Novorossiysk to Sochi.Upload News