Windstar Cruises Star Pride grounding near Panama damages hull of the cruise ship, ending cruise for passengers.
On December 22, 2015 Windstar Cruises reported on their Facebook page that Star Pride had grounded near Isla de Coiba, Panama and the cruise ship could not sail with approximately 200 passengers and a crew of approximately 160 aboard.
The Facebook posting said, “at approximately 6:15 am CST, Windstar Cruises, Star Pride, experienced a grounding while coming into anchor at Isla de Coiba, Panama. All guests and crew are safe. Guests were disembarked as scheduled for the day’s private island event. Windstar’s technical team inspected the ship and identified some areas of the hull that are damaged, making the ship unable to sail.