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Cruise ship SEA LION damaged after hitting uncharted rock

March 11, 2013 at 07:26 by Lars Krueger in General

The NAT GEO SEA LION cruise ship hit an uncharted rock off Panama City, damaging the hull and a propeller. Luckily the damage was not more severe, and nobody was injured in the incident.

It shows the need for updated survey coverage on charts that, even if not to the gold standard of a multi-beam survey, is either better than the existing survey data (often done by lead line and sextant) or fills in unsurveyed areas?

full report:
http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Another-Cruise-Ship-Strikes-Uncharted-Rock-Off-Panama/

Cruise ship SEA LION damaged after hitting uncharted rock

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