▓ STAR PRINCESS ▓
Owner: P&O - PRINCESS - USA - member of Carnival Corp.& Plc.
Entered service: 2002 – Gross tonnage: 108.997 - Pass. lower beds: 2600 - All berths: 3100 - Passenger decks: 13 -Length: 289,51 m. - Beam: 36 m. - Drive: diesel/electric: - 6 diesel engines make Sulzer-Grandi Motori type 16ZAV40/S - installed power total 63.360 kW. - Propulsion: 2 electric motors make Siemens conventional traction with 2 fixed pitch propellers power 21.000 kW. each.- Max. speed 22 knots - Built: Fincantieri - Italy - Yard no.6051 - Flag: Bermuda - Classification: LR.
Sisterships: Grand Princess (skywalk removed 2011) - Golden Princess
|Passenger Space Ratio at all berths 35.09|
March 23- 2006 Montego Bay A fire apparently started by a
cigarette broke out aboard "Star Princess" a giant cruise ship
early Thursday as it sailed from Grand Cayman to Jamaica. Leaving one passenger
dead, 11 people injured and at least 100 rooms scorched. Princess Cruises a
Carnival Corp. & Plc. company confirmed the fatality
and injuries during a conference call. She
said at least two of the injured were suffering from smoke inhalation.
The "Star Princess", carrying 2,690 passengers and 1,123 crew members, bore evidence of the nighttime drama as it pulled into Montego Bay's port. The Coast Guard said 100 cabins from decks nine through 12 were affected.
19-2012 A Panamanian fisherman who saw his two friends die from
exposure in an open boat after more than 16 days at sea says a big ship
passed but kept going despite their signaling for help.
Two Americans aboard the cruise ship Star Princess in the same area believe they saw the fishermen adrift at sea and they alerted the crew, but the luxury liner continued on its course.
Here's Princess Cruises' official statement. It's disappointing to received something like this 5 weeks after the incident: "We’re aware of the allegations that Star Princess supposedly passed by a boat in distress that was carrying three Panamanian fishermen on March 10, 2012. At this time we cannot verify the facts as reported, and we are currently conducting an internal investigation on the matter.
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