the vessel at anchor
File photo: the Fiordland Navigator (photo supplied)
Fiordland Navigator, stranding, Doubtful Sound, Fiordland, 24 January 2024
Occurrence Date
TAIC is investigating an accident involving the scenic cruise vessel M.V Fiordland Navigator at about 6:15pm on 24 January 2024 near Crooked Arm in Doubtful Sound. The vessel ran aground, sustained a breach in its hull and took on water. It was refloated later that evening and returned to its berth at Deep Cove. All 57 passengers and 10 crew members are safe with no injuries reported. The vessel is under repair.
[As initially reported. Subject to change. Not official Findings].