Cruise ship MSY WIND SPIRIT struck yachts, pier, after engines failure, South Pacific

Cruise ship MSY WIND SPIRIT collided with pier on arrival to Uturoa, French Polynesia, at around 0730 LT Jun 1. Pier was damaged, cruise ship stern hit or contacted two or more yachts in harbor. Reportedly, an anchored yacht was contacted, and later, berthed sailing catamaran, both understood to sustained damages. According to available information, ship’s engines failed, when sails were already furled.
Mega sailing yacht – cruise ship MSY WIND SPIRIT, IMO 8603509, GT 5307, built 1988, flag Bahamas, operator Windstar Cruises, capacity 148 passengers, crew 40.

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Erofey is a Merchant Marine Captain with more than 20 years experience in commanding oil tankers. He works as a Captain, being most of his time at sea. He contributes maritime news.