MSC Poesia Runs Aground In Bahamas

On January 7th, the MSC Poesia ran aground on a reef just off of Grand Bahama Island. She was stuck until about 6:00pm when high tide freed her from the reef. It wasn’t all bad though as passengers were able to return to the island while “reefed” via tenders. When high tide finally came in it took 4 tugs to push her off of the reef, with a 5th standing by. The video below captures the incident with commentary. Damage to the reef will be evaluated later today.


This new video shows the damage done to the coral reef by the MSC Poesia.

(Video taken from FredgbScuba YouTube)



Mike Faust

Mike Faust is an avid world traveler, often found traversing city streets in Asia and Europe rather than his home city of Boca Raton. Mike has touched down in 39 countries, set sail on 35 cruises, and flown over 400,000 lifetime miles.