Cruise ship PACIFIC PRINCESS hit breakwater in Nice, cruise cancelled
Cruise ship PACIFIC PRINCESS hit breakwater when entering Nice, France, early in the morning Oct 14. Hull was breached with ensuing water ingress, which reportedly, was taken under control by salvage team, consisting of divers and firefighters. Vessel was to leave Nice at 1730 LT, bound for Barcelona, but according to Princess Cruises statement, cruise will be cancelled:
Divers are on scene assessing the damage to determine repair options and the amount of time required to complete. As a result of this incident we have made the decision to end the current cruise early so that necessary repairs can be made to the ship. We will be providing required transportation and lodging at our expense so that guests may proceed with their original onward travel arrangements as scheduled on Sunday, October 16. Additional details about these arrangements will be provided as soon as possible.
Accident said to be caused by rough weather with strong wind.