Royal Caribbean International’s 225,282 gross tonne cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas, is to head to Cadiz to undergo repairs and continue planned maintenance and refurbishment work, following a incident at the Grand Bahama shipyard.
On 01 April 2019, a crane on the floating dry dock which the ship was in collapsed onto the stern of the vessel, coming to rest on the Aqua Theatre. The ship was damaged slightly and the floating dry dock also received structural damage as a result.
A total of eight shipyard workers were injured as a result of the incident. Royal Caribbean confirmed none of the sustained injuries were life-threatening.
A total of three upcoming cruises have been cancelled. These include sailings on Oasis of the Seas which departure dates of 07 April, 14 April and 21 April 2019.
Royal Caribbean International will offer a full refund to those affect along with a future cruise certificated valued at 100% of the cruise. The cruise line will contact those passengers affected directly via email.
Oasis of the Seas will return to service on 05 May 2019, sailing from Barcelona, Spain and starting its planned European season.