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.