Cruise ship that ran aground in Coiba to be transferred to Balboa

More than 300 people had to be evacuated.


A cruise ship that ran aground near Coiba Island will be moved to the Port of Balboa.

The boat, Star Pride, of the luxury cruise line Windstar, ran aground at 6:15 a.m. on Dec. 22 while the crew was maneuvering the vessel to anchor near the island.

"All passengers and crew are safe. All were moved later to Costa Rica," the company said on its Facebook page.

Windstar announced that it will return the money to passengers or offer them a future trip.

The Maritime Authority of Panama (AMP) reported that the captain of the vessel notified the Bahamas Maritime Authority, where the vessel is registered, of the accident. That agency then notified the AMP.

The Ministry of the Environment has said the incident has not caused any damage to the protected area.

A Panamanian company has been contracted to make temporary repairs to the vessel to stop water from coming in. It is expected to be moved to Balboa within the next few hours. 

In total, there were 306 people aboard the ship, including passengers and crew.

On December 22, at approximately 6:15 am CST, Windstar Cruises, Star Pride, experienced a grounding while coming into...

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