Viking River Cruise ships hits and sinks small tour boat, 7 survive out of 35 on tour boat

Captain of Viking river boat being held in custody for wreck. Tour boat sinks in 7 seconds.

First article

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTyqg6Id4NA

Up date

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6cKj6-dcj4

5 Answers

Sad news for cruise industry. More bad news involving Viking Cruise Line.

Thoughts out to family of the lost and injured.

MSC just had a collision with a tourist boat in Venice.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/cruise-ship-plows-tourist-boat-venice-n1012846

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So I was reading through the comments on one of the videos you posted and someone made the legitimate suggestion that it may have been some sort of mechanical failure.

I just can’t fathom a Viking captain being so stupid to show up to work incapacitated in some way or taking risks, especially after that Viking ocean cruise ship incident a few months ago in Norway. But maybe I’m naive.

I hope they do a full proper investigation to find out what really happened. If Viking is found negligent in this maybe they need to stand down for a while and work at getting their act together. I think the Ocean cruise ship incident was negligence, they shouldn’t have gone out in that storm in the first place. I’m interested in what they’ll find out with this case.

Up date. The Captain of this Viking ship is the same one that collided with an Oil tanker in April. Two accidents in a couple months is not looking good for him. Three accidents for Viking (These two plus the Viking sky storm, dead in water and air lifting passengers) is just not looking good for Viking.

I can just imagine if it was Carnival that had 3 accidents in a few months the uproar that would be taking place.

On the surface it appears that particular Captain is very unlucky or irresponsible. Either way it needs an in-depth inspection, from my point of view.

I agree with your assessment concerning Carnival.

A lot of collisions of one sort or another. Guess there will be changes in regulations in a variety of areas coming to the cruise industry.

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