Deaths

Latest news related to deaths aboard the cruise ships and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the cruise ships told by the crew.

5 Holland America Line Passengers Die In Alaska Sightseeing Plane Crash

Aug 06, 2021

A floatplane crashed in southeast Alaska, on Thursday killing all six people on board, including five passengers sailing on the Holland America Line cruise ship ms Nieuw Amsterdam who took the sightsing tour in Ketchikan.

Carnival Team Member Dies Onboard Mardi Gras

Jul 30, 2021

Just days before the final preparations of Carnival’s newest cruise ship Mardi Gras to set sail on the very first cruise, a tragedy struck the vessel leaving the crew deeply shaken by the death of a colleague. We are sad to report that a team member died of apparent suicide on the Mardi Gras.

Two Killed While Scrapping The Carnival Inspiration In Turkey 

Jul 28, 2021

Two workers have lost their lives at the shipbreaking yards of Aliaga, Turkey, during the dismantling of the former Carnival cruise ship, Carnival Inspiration. The NGO Shipbreaking Platform in a press release reported that the fatal accident took place on July 12, when the workers were suddenly caught by flames in the engine room.

Royal Caribbean Crew Member and Balinese Laureate Dies Age 29

Feb 01, 2021

In the past year, all of us have lost a loved one, a dear friend, a family member, or a colleague. The crew community was hit hard by the pandemic no only during the lockdown of the cruise industry keeping thousands of crew members stranded on the ships, but also once they all returned back home.  Every day we hear that some of our fellow shipmates has passed away.

Beirut Deadly Explosion sinks Orient Queen cruise ship, killing one crew member another reported missing

Aug 07, 2020

The cruise ship Orient Queen, owned by the Lebanese cruise line Abu Merhi Cruises, sank in the port of Beirut after being hit by one of the biggest non-nuclear explosions in human history. The ship which was about 300 meters from the explosion site was badly damaged and all efforts to save it were in vain. Expressing their deepest condolences Abu Merhi Cruises said the deadly explosion killed one crew member and one is still missing.

Cruise Ship Damaged in Beirut Blast, 11 Filipino Seafarers Missing, 2 OFW’s Dead

Aug 05, 2020

The Lebanese capital was shaken by a huge explosion at the port of Beirut on Tuesday evening, killing more than 100 people, injuring thousands, and causing massive damage to the city and the nation.

Young Crew Member Dies On Harmony of the Seas

Jun 10, 2020

A young Filipina crew member died yesterday morning on board the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Harmony of the Seas anchored off the coast of Barbados.

Crew Member Dies on Virgin Voyages Scarlet Lady

May 23, 2020

A Filipino crew member died on the Virgin Voyages’ cruise ship Scarlet Lady this week. Cruise Law News who reported first about this tragic news said that several of his colleagues stated the crew member may have intentionally ended his life. The crew member who was a hotel utility employee was reportedly found in his cabin. 

Indonesian Crew Member Goes Overboard From CMV Cruise Ship

May 20, 2020

A crew member has reportedly gone overboard from the cruise ship Vasco da Gama operated by Cruise and Maritime  Voyages. According to a fellow crew member wishing to remain anonymous, the incident happen yesterday around 4 pm while the cruise ship was docked at the port of  Tilbury, London. Our source says that the crew member tried to take his own life by jumping from the ship’s deck 12. He fell on top of a cargo container that was placed on the dock, next to the cruise ship.

Filipino Crew Member Found Dead in His Cabin on Aida Cruise Ship

May 18, 2020

The crew community grieves the terrible loss of one more cruise ship crew member. Today we lost a young and talented colleague on the German cruise ship Aida Blu, docked in the port of Hamburg. The crew member was found dead in his cabin by his fellow team mates. According to reports, the deceased crew member is a Filipino national from Guihulngan City in the province of Negros Oriental. He was working in the Galley department on Aida Cruises ships. The death is not Covid-19 related

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