cruise accidents

Rhapsody of the Seas Damaged During Storm in Greece

Sep 19, 2016

Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas has been damaged by a strong winds that the ship encountered this morning. The ship was hit by powerful wind at 5:00 AM waking up all passengers onboard, while sailing near Greek Isles. The ship sustained damages in public areas and several large windows in the dinning room have been broken.  There are also reports that the ship heavily listed and water poured from the pool deck to several decks bellow.

Staff Member is Suing Royal Caribbean for $1 Million

Sep 13, 2016

Former staff member working as a musician on Royal Caribbean is suing the cruise line for negligence led to an unsafe work environment aboard, that caused injuries to the plaintiff. SE Texas Record reports that the victim, Gerald Dahir of Harbor City, California, filed a lawsuit in Galveston Southern District Court against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., for violation of the Jones Act. 

Video: Carnival Vista wrong maneuver destroys $280 000 pier

Sep 06, 2016

The cruise ship Carnival Vista made a wrong maneuver destroying small tourist pier of Marina del Nettuno, in Messina, Italy. The 130 thousand tons giant of the seas, was performing maneuver to exit the port when it generated violent wave destroying two piers of reinforced concrete. The owner of the pier claims that the damages to the port are estimated at $280 000.

Passenger Almost Loses a Finger on Cruise Ship

Aug 09, 2016

SorentoPress reports that a passenger on cruise ship sailing in the Gulf of Naples, last night almost lost a finger of his left hand. The medical emergency has been reported by the captain of MSC Poesia to the Italian Coast Guard, stating that a tourist suffered partial detachment of his finger.

Thomson Celebration Suffers Engine Failure

Jul 25, 2016

The cruise ship Thomson Celebration minutes after departing from La Valletta Grand Harbour on Saturday July, 23 suffered an engine failure leaving it powerless near the port entrance. The ship’s captain was forced to drop the anchor in order to avoid hitting the harbor structures constructed as part of the coastal weather defense system.

Four Norwegian Breakaway Crew Members Injured in Rescue Boat Accident

Jul 20, 2016

Four crew members were rushed to hospital after a rescue boat fell from the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway. The incident occurred in Bermuda Dockyard cruise terminal this afternoon while the cruise ship was docked. Police spokesman confirmed that a portside rescue boat had fallen from the NCL cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway resulting in four crew members falling into the water according to Bernews.

Boy in critical condition after nearly drowns on Anthem of the Seas

Jul 01, 2016

An 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after nearly drowning on Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas. The terrible accident happened on Thursday, just two hours after the cruise ship departed from its homeport Bayonne, N.J. The boy fell into a pool and remained in the water for eight minutes before being discovered by crew members. Ships medical staff quickly responded to the scene and performed CPR establishing a pulse.

Gunshot Onboard the Cruise Ships MSC Magnifica

Jun 22, 2016

A gunshot onboard the cruise ship Msc Magnifica docked at the port of Venice has created panic among the passenger and crew. The incident happened on Saturday June 18, while the large cruise ship was ready for boarding the passengers. According to Venezia Today a border police security guard who was doing ground control placed his weapon in a bag and then in plastic container into the x-ray scanner for hand luggage. 

12 Cruise Ship Passengers Injured in a Bus Accident

Jun 20, 2016

A group of cruise ship passengers have sustained serious injuries in a bus accident while  P&O Pacific Dawn was in Vanuatu on Monday. The cruise company has confirmed that 12 guests from the cruise ship Pacific Dawn, were among those seriously injured in the bus crash. Local Media reports at least two people from Port Vila died in the head-on collision between a tour bus and another bus carrying locals.

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