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All passengers repatriated
All 380 passengers on board the 'L'Austral' and 'Le Boréal', which docked in Rio de Janeiro on March 24 and 26 after a long journey in search of a port accepting welcoming them, could be repatriated. The last passengers flew home from Brazil in the nigh of March 29. The 'Le Boreal' left Rio on March 29, heade to Praia.
Deadly work accident
Andrei Madalin Circhea, a Romanian crew member of the "Le Boréal", was killed in an accident which occurred during the dry dock refurbishment of the cruise ship Lin the port of Valparaiso on Nov 18, 2018. The 25 year-old crew member from Constanta, fell 75 feet after he slipped from a ladder placed on the ship’s deck.
Cruise ship broke off her moorings
In the early morning of June 27, 2018, the "Le Boreal" broke off her moorings in Leknes port. The rescue boat "Det Norske Veritas" was called in and got the ship back to the dock. The cruise ship had arrived in Leknes on June 26 and was scheduled to leave the dock at 04.00 a.m. At 3.30 a.m. the lifeboat from Ballstad was called. Upon its arrival the cruise ship was well off the dock with the bow thruster running at full force. The "Det Norske Veritas" was able to push the ship back to its berth just after 4 a.m. It remained on site until the wind has calmed down. The "Le Boreal" had on board 230 passengers and a crew of 136. She finally sailed at 7.30 a.m. and headed to Svolvær and then on to the Troll Fjord and Tromsø. Norwegian report with photos: https://www.an.no/leknes/nordland/ferge/cruiseskip-slet-fortoyningene-ved-kai-i-leknes-havn-vi-klarte-sa-vidt-a-holde-henne-i-kaia/s/5-4-799287Upload News