Tender Boat Falls Off Balmoral

A tender boat has fallen off Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines’ Balmoral as the ship was docked in Funchal, Madeira.

A malfunction with a winch, caused tender 12 to drop unexpectedly during a crew safety drill. No one was onboard the tender at the time and no one is injured.

In a statement, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines explained:

“Fred. Olsen conducts regular comprehensive safety drills across its fleet to ensure the resilience of its safety procedures and equipment‎. Once the cause of this incident has been ascertained, safety procedures will be improved further across the Fred. Olsen fleet to prevent a recurrence.”

The winches were independently surveyed in December 2015 and no issues were found at the time.


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