The 2019 collision in Venice, when the MSC Opera rammed the River Countess.
A UK High Court ruling sentenced MSC Cruise Management to indemnify Uniworld USD 2.8 million for the 2019 collision in Venice, when the MSC Opera rammed the River Countess.
MSC Cruises has already admitted full responsibility for the accident, but was opposed to paying Uniworld for lost earnings from canceled cruises. MSC argued that it was not applicable under Italian law.
The court ruled that non-physical losses could actually be recovered under Italian law. Uniworld claimed that it reimbursed 1,600 customers for cruises that had to be canceled.
River Countess suffered significant damage that cost more than $ 3.5 million. The incident strengthened pressure from residents to get large cruise ships banned from the Giudecca Canal. Finally, since August 1, ships of more than 25 thousand tons are prohibited in Venice.