The 41,865 gross tonne Seabourn Encore has collided with another ship whilst berthed in the port of Timaru in New Zealand.
Seabourn Encore is the newest luxury cruise ship in the Seabourn fleet and was officially christened in Singapore in January 2017.
The luxury cruise ship reportedly broke free from its moorings due to strong winds, during a visit to Timaru. As a result the ship drifted away from its berth colliding with a cement carrier, named Milburn Carrier II. Seabourn Encore then became stuck between her berth and the berth the other ship was docked alongside.
Most of the passengers which were sailing on board Seabourn Encore were believed to have been ashore when the collision took place. Seabourn Encore was manoeuvred back alongside and was securely held in position by two local tug boats.
Both the Seabourn Encore and Milburn Carrier II have sustained damage and an investigation is to take place to find the cause of the incident which resulted in the two ships colliding.