Modern day cruise ship wrecks and sinkings


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Information on modern day cruise ship sinkings, which is from 1975-present, would be appreciated. Names of ships and articles would be great! Thanks so much!
 

Daniel Cox

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*Mikhail Lermontov sank (hit rocks in shallow water )16th Feb 1986.

*Admiral Nakhimov sank (got rammed )31st Aug 1986.

*Achille Lauro sank (after fire) Dec 1994.

* Sun vista sank (after fire) feb 2001.
 

Deborah Kogan

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The Holland America Line ship "Prisendam" sank after a fire in the Gulf of Alaska in October 1980. Maxtone-Graham wrote about it in Liners to the Sun. [There is a new Prisendam. I would never name a new ship after one that sinks.]
 

Dave Gittins

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Add Sun Vista on 20 May 1999.

This ship caught fire off the Malaysian coast. 1093 passengers and crew escaped in the ship's boats and liferafts. To my knowledge, this is the largest number ever saved from a sinking ship entirely by the ship's own survival craft and without loss of life.

Whether the singing of My Heart Will Go On helped is debatable.

Others include Royal Pacific on 23 August 1992 and Oceanos on 4 August 1991.

Quite a number of cruise ships have been destroyed or badly damaged while in port.
 
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Wow, I actually sailed on the new Prinsendam. Didn't know it was named after a shipe that sunk. But thanks for all the names! Now I just need to find info on them...
 
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Michael Adams

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The Costa Allegra had an engine fire recently, you can check that out. I don't really know anything else other than the Costa Concordia... Been following that for a while...

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