A Spanish-owned cruise ship carrying 178 passengers has been impounded on the River Thames
in London because of serious safety deficiencies, the Maritime & Coastguard Agency
(MCA) said on Wednesday.
It said the Vistamar, flying the Maltese flag, was detained by inspectors because of safety abuses including inoperable lifeboats.
The 384-ft. long ship would be moored at the Tower of London overnight and its passengers disembarked on Thursday.