Cruise Ship Accidents

Are Cruise Ship Pools Safe?

In July, a 4-year-old boy nearly drowned, suffering critical injuries, following an incident involving a cruise ship pool. The boy was on a family vacation when he was “swept under” a pool aboard the Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas. It is believed that he was underwater for an estimated five to 10 minutes. The … Continue reading Are Cruise Ship Pools Safe?

Woman Falls Overboard Cruise Ship During Dance Party

CNN reported that rescue workers were attempting to find a woman off the coast of Cuba last month who went overboard during a cruise ship dance party. The woman allegedly fell from the deck of the Norwegian Pearl, 22 miles off the coast of Cuba. Officials with the cruise line said in a statement that … Continue reading Woman Falls Overboard Cruise Ship During Dance Party

Do Cruise Ship Assault Victims Have Legal Rights?

As we reported in this August 2014 blog, cruise ship assaults are often perpetuated by employees and/or other passengers aboard vessels. If you are assaulted on a cruise line, you should be aware that you might have specific legal rights. Depending upon where and when the alleged assault took place, you may be able to … Continue reading Do Cruise Ship Assault Victims Have Legal Rights?

Pembroke Woman Seriously Injured in Cruise Ship Fall

According to WFXT-TV, on September 10, a New Hampshire woman was critically injured aboard the Carnival Victory after slipping and falling on the vessel. The news outlet reported that the woman, 24, is “fighting for her life”. The incident happened less than 24 hours after she boarded the vessel. The woman allegedly “fell hard” and … Continue reading Pembroke Woman Seriously Injured in Cruise Ship Fall

Coast Guard Rescues Injured Cruise Ship Passenger

According to KSWB-TV, an 80-year-old woman had to be rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard following a cruise ship injury that occurred on August 28, near the California coast. The news outlet reported that the Coast Guard received an emergency call at around midnight that the woman was experiencing severe headaches and was nauseous after … Continue reading Coast Guard Rescues Injured Cruise Ship Passenger

Why Do Passengers Fall Off Cruise Ships?

According to the Boston Globe, the body of a 59-year-old woman was recently recovered off the coast of Cape Ann after she fell off a cruise ship. The news source reported that the US Coast Guard received a call on September 11 about a woman who had fallen overboard the 650-foot Seabourn Quest. The ship … Continue reading Why Do Passengers Fall Off Cruise Ships?

Royal Caribbean Ship Catches Fire, Crew Member Injured

According to WFTV-TV, a Royal Caribbean cruise ship that departed from Port Canaveral, Florida, recently caught fire in Jamaica, leading to burn injuries for a crewmember. The news outlet reported that Freedom of the Seas experienced a fire in its mechanical space as the ship was pulling into Falmouth, Jamaica on July 19. “The ship’s … Continue reading Royal Caribbean Ship Catches Fire, Crew Member Injured

What is the Cruise Passenger Protection Act?

A Connecticut Senator has introduced the Cruise Passenger Protection Act of 2015 aimed at providing more protections for U.S. citizens who are traveling aboard vessels. “Since January 2015 alone, 12 passengers have fallen overboard while on cruise ships,” said Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who is co-sponsoring the legislation, according to the Greenwich Times. The Cruise Passenger … Continue reading What is the Cruise Passenger Protection Act?

Seventeen People Injured in NY Cruise Ship Accident

According to CNN, a cruise ship struck a wall in the Eisenhower Lock in New York on June 18, injuring 17 passengers. The news outlet reported that several passengers had to be sent to an area hospital for treatment following the accident. There were 274 people on the Saint Laurent, a 286-foot vessel, when the … Continue reading Seventeen People Injured in NY Cruise Ship Accident

Why Did a Cruise Ship Engine Room Catch on Fire?

Sadly, in December 2014, three workers died in an engine room fire aboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean. According to Professional Mariner, the fire aboard the Insignia killed two contractors and a crewmember. The incident occurred while the ship was in port at St. Lucia, in the process of a 10-day cruise that began … Continue reading Why Did a Cruise Ship Engine Room Catch on Fire?

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