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Silversea’s Silver Shadow collides with cargo ship in Vietnam

Posted by Anita Dunham-Potter On March - 19 - 2012

Silversea's Silver Shadow (image courtesy of Silversea Cruises)Silversea Cruises said the Silver Shadow “was involved in a minor incident on March 16, 2012, at around 4:20 GMT as it was approaching the pilot station in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. There was contact between Silver Shadow and a local commercial vessel. Silver Shadow incurred limited minor dents and guests’ safety was never compromised. The ship was fully operational and continued on its course to Ha Long Bay, where all shore tours operated normally.”

CNN has an iReport from Silver Shadow passenger Andrew Lock who noted the collision left a hole in the container ship. He added that passengers headed to their muster stations, but the captain soon announced that the ship was not in danger.

Silversea said it will carry out a full investigation into the incident.

Stay tuned for more information…

Reported by Anita Dunham-Potter (editor@www.expertcruiser.com)

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