Report blamed captain for allision in Venice
The allsion of the 'MSC Opera' with the 'River Countess' in Venice on June 2, 2019, was caused by the captain’s incompetence, a report lodged with the public prosecutor by three Italian navy experts revealed. The navy’s report laid the blame squarely on the 'MSC Opera'’s captain and crew, who, it says, were inadequately trained to deal with an emergency. The ship sailed under its own power into Venice and turned left into the Giudecca Canal, when its steering failed. This was communicated to the bridge, but not by the captain to the pilots who came aboard shortly afterwards. The captain failed to press the button that would have stopped the engines instantaneously, so the tugs were unable to control the ship’s trajectory, the hawser to one of them snapping. Fortunately, the ship struck the bankside at an oblique angle, and it was strong enough to resist the impact.
Crew member died in Geova
The 'MSC Opera' rameind berthed in Genova with 166 staff members on board. On March 28 a hospitalized seafarer died because he was positive. One former Passenger died in the night in hospital in Genova where he had been hospitalized after he was tested positive.
Cruise cancelled due to coronavirus measures
The new restrictive measures issued on March 10 by the health emergency government linked to Coronavirus forced to cancel the cruise of the 'MSC Opera' which should have left Genoa in the afternoon because the measures taken effectively prevented passengers from reaching the ship in the afternoon.Upload News