Luxury cruise ship VIKING JUPITER damaged in maiden voyage

Brand new cruise ship VIKING JUPITER in understood, her maiden cruise, collided with pier in the morning Feb 14, while berthing at Piraeus, Greece, with 607 passengers on board. Ship sustained stb damages above waterline, including a small breach of some 10 centimeters. VIKING JUPITER was assisted by tugs during mooring, strong wind is blamed for accident. VIKING JUPITER was detained for survey, as of morning Feb 15 she was berthed in Piraeus.
Cruise ship VIKING JUPITER, IMO 9796262, GT 47861, built 2019, flag Norway, operator Viking Ocean Cruises, capacity 930 passengers.

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Hi! My name is Stepan Kotcherga, I’m Merchant Marine Navigation Officer, now a Second Officer working on dry cargo ships. My home is in Ukraine. I’m contributing maritime news and inside info.