Cruise Ship Sinking MS Caledonia Sky Grounding
Raja Ampat, Indonesia March 4, 2017
According to Hugo Mattson, who is a media producer at Hugo Mattson Media, on March 4, 2017, around 2:00 pm Indonesian time, the cruise ship MS Caledonia Sky grounded on a coral reef and got stuck.
It was right on a dive site called cross-over in Raja Ampat, considered being one of the most marine biodiverse areas in the world. The grounding allegedly caused a 20 meter cut through the reef and destroyed thousands of corals.
MS Caledonian Sky ran aground onto a coral reef near Kri, off Raja Ampat, Indonesia. The Raja Ampat Islands are an Indonesian archipelago off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Peninsula in West Papua.
Reports say there were 102 passengers aboard.
Other Recent Cruise Ship Groundings
May 28, 2016 - Majesty, Grounding, Boston Harbor Cruises
December 22, 2015 - Star Pride, Grounding, Windstar Cruises
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May 11, 2015 - MS Hamburg, Grounding, Hapag-Lloyd
September 320, 2014 - MV Vacance, Runs Aground, Hongdo Cruise Co.
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Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania
Sinking of The Titanic and Great Sea Disasters
Cruise Tourism in Polar Regions: Promoting Environmental and Social Sustainability