Rupture of exhaust gas boiler on passenger cruise ship Island Princess with 3 people injured and loss of 2 lives

Location: Undergoing sea trials in the Bay of Naples, ltaly.

Accident Investigation Report 37/2000

Investigation report into marine accident including what happened, safety lessons and recommendations made:

Island Princess - Part 1 (3,498.87 kb)

Island Princess - Part 2 (1,077.79 kb)

Island Princess - Part 3 (250.67 kb)

Island Princess - Part 4 (265.32 kb)

Report summary

A port exhaust gas boiler (economiser) ruptured on board cruise liner Island Princess. Two people died and three others were injured. The accident occurred during sea trials in the Bay of Naples, Italy on 7 December 1997. No passengers were on board at the time.

Published: 14 December 2000

Published 23 January 2015