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February 17, 2019

Viking Jupiter Met with Minor Accident at Piraeus Port

Pic: Piraeus Port Authority S.A.

Pic: Piraeus Port Authority S.A.

Piraeus Port Authority S.A welcomed newly built cruise ship of Norwegian Viking Ocean Cruises' Viking Jupiter and handed an honorary plaque to the Cruise Director Mark Andrew Brignone and books for the ship's library.

However, the Norwegian cruiser got into a minor accident while docking at a pier in the port.

According to media reports, the cruiser with 607 passengers and 483 crew members on board was at the process of arrival when it crashed with the right side due to the stormy winds.

Stormy winds were the cause of the cruise accident, since they forcibly hit the vessel’s right hull to the pier.  The vessel suffered minor damages include a crack of about 10 cm.

The cruise ship Viking Jupiter is 230 meters long with capacity 950 passengers, 490 crew members and belongs to the VIKING Company which is operating in the Piraeus port with homeporting passengers.

The Norwegian cruiser initiated its sixth ocean trip on 7 February from Ancona, Italy. The trip was expected to dock in the Port of Piraeus for some days before returning back to Italy.