Bermuda authorities have identified the Norwegian Breakaway crew member who lost his life during the emergency lifeboat drill after a rescue speed boat broke from its tethering. According to the Bermuda news site “Royal Gazette” the deceased is a 41-year old Filipino national Diogenes Carpio. The captain of the catamaran Aristocrat, who assisted in the rescue said that the crew member was floating in the water next to the overturned boat.
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.
“I’m literally waiting for the phone to ring to give the final approval. Operations are imminent when we receive the green light. ” Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings CEO Frank Del Rio said yesterday in a press briefing. Mr. Del Rio expects approval and permission from the authorities in Havana, in order for NCLH brands to begin cruises to Cuba. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings hopes to set sail to Cuba as early as November 2016.
The French navy maritime surveillance aircraft type Dassault Falcon 50 “Surmar” caused disturbance among the passengers sailing onboard Norwegian Breakaway. The aircraft passed four times close to the cruise ship that had just departed from St. Gerorge, Bermuda. Several passengers express concern over the low-flying aircraft, and some fearing it might have been a terrorist attack.