P&O Cruises flagship Britannia hit by Sea Dream I in Barbados


The moment Sea Dream I hit Britannia (Picture: Graham Webb)

The P&O Cruises flagship Britannia was struck by another ship in port in Barbados this morning.

The £470million ship was hit by Sea Dream I in Bridgetown.

Pictures uploaded by passenger Steve Dunn to Facebook showed little damage to Britannia but scraping along the port bow of Sea Dream I, which carries only 112 passengers.


Scrape: The damage to Sea Dream I (Picture: Steve Dunn)

Mr Dunn said: ‘Britannia was docked. We were queuing for disembarkation and a few people felt the collision.’

The slideshow below, from pictures shot by another passenger, Graham Webb, shows Sea Dream I approaching and colliding with Britannia as a tug desperately tries to edge it away.

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A spokeswoman for P&O Cruises said they were aware of the incident but there were no injuries to guests or crew and no impact on Britannia’s itinerary.



These close-up pictures from passenger Graham Webb show the damage to Sea Dream I and a scuff on Britannia, next to the anchor

‘Britannia was berthed at the time and there is just a minor paint scuff,’ she added.

Sea Dream Yacht Club did not respond to a request for comment.

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One thought on “P&O Cruises flagship Britannia hit by Sea Dream I in Barbados

  1. I was standing on our balcony drinking tea and said to my wife that the boat which hit us was coming in to quick. We watched as it got closer the crew dropping its anchors to try and stop it, but noway. There was a tug present who tried to push it away from Britannia.

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