MSC Poesia Back on Schedule after Running Aground
By Mimi Kmet
January 11, 2012 1:37 PM
The 2,550-passenger MSC Poesia, which ran aground in shallow water off of Port Lucaya, Grand Bahama, on Saturday morning, is now sailing on its regular schedule of Caribbean itineraries. The ship and its guests were safe during the mishap, and all onboard equipment and services continued to operate normally, including all previously scheduled tender service and shore excursions, according to an MSC spokeswoman.
The ship freed itself, with the assistance of four tugs, which pulled the ship off of a reef on Saturday evening during high tide and arrived Sunday morning at its next scheduled port of call at Little San Salvador on time. It was on a three-night charter cruise called “Holy Ship!” -- an electronica music cruise. According to press reports, the ship docked at low tide in about 14 feet of water, about half the normal depth for a ship that size.