Cruise ship collision after delivery ceremony, Emden
Brand new cruise ship SPIRIT OF DISCOVERY, delivered to SAGA Cruises by builder, Meyer Werft, on Jun 24, yet to be officially christened, collided with bollards at Great Sea Lock while leaving Emden late at night Jun 24, hours after official delivery procedure. The ship sustained superficial damages, abrasions, scratches and a slight dent. Bollards were seriously damaged. The ship left Emden and was brought to anchor off Helgoland, though she was set to sail to Eemshaven, according to schedule. She’s to start her maiden voyage on Jul 10. As of 1400 UTC Jun 25, she was still anchored.
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