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Accident Report Detail

Marine Accident Brief: Allision of Cruise Ship Celebrity Infinity with Dock

Executive Summary

​About 1400 on June 3, 2016, the Malta-flag cruise ship Celebrity Infinity allided with berth 3 in Ketchikan, Alaska. No one was injured and no pollution occurred. The vessel sustained a 9-inch-diameter hole on the forward port side, about 12 feet above the waterline. The berth suffered extensive damage to the catwalks and pilings. The cost of repairs was about $1.15 million.

Probable Cause

​The National Transportation Safety Board determines that the probable cause of the Celebrity Infinity’s allision with the dock was the master’s failure to plan, monitor, and execute a safe docking evolution.

Accident Location: Ketchikan , AK USA 55° 20.5' N, 131° 39.04' W
Accident Date: 6/3/2016
Accident ID: DCA16FM042

Date Adopted: 11/14/2017
NTSB Number: MAB1736
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