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Silver Shadow and Fishing Vessel Collide off Vietnam

March 19, 2012 By: Susan Young

Line calls it a "Minor Incident" and Says Voyage Continued


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Silversea Cruises issued this official statement about the status of Silver Shadow, after a collision with a fishing vessel off the coast of Vietnam on Friday:

"Silver Shadow was involved in a minor incident on March 16, 2012 at around 4:20 GMT as it was approaching the pilot station in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam. There was contact between Silver Shadow and a local commercial vessel.

"Silver Shadow incurred limited minor dents and guests' safety was never compromised. The ship was fully operational and continued on its course to Ha Long Bay where all shore tours operated normally. Silversea will carry out a full investigation into the incident."


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Susan Young
A veteran of 100-plus cruises, Susan J. Young, is senior contributing editor for cruises – covering ocean, river and niche cruises for Travel Agent and

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By Susan Young | March 19, 2012
The line's official statement characterized any damage as minor and said guest safety was never compromised.