2nd Crew Member Dies in Hospital after NCL Breakaway Accident

Sep 10, 2016

After one month intensive care in Jackson Memorial Hospital, Ben Buenaventura died from the injuries sustained in the tragic incident when a Norwegian Breakaway lifeboat fell into the water. The incident happened on Jul 20, 2016, during a weekly lifeboat drill while the ship was docked in Kings Wharf, Bermuda. Four crew members were in the lifeboat when line snapped and one crew member, 41-year old, Diogenes Carpio died immediately. Ben Buenaventura was flown to Jackson Memorial Hospital with a fractures to both legs, hip, right arm, punctured lungs and traumatic brain injuries.  Doctors fought for Ben’s life for more than a month, however sadly he succumbed to his injuries and passed away. 

The maritime and admiralty law firm Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. represents Ben family in a legal case against Norwegian Cruise Line. Ben Buenaventura was working as a waiter on NCL for more than a decade. He leaves behind a wife and 5-year-old son.

May u rest in peace Kabayan.

It is important for crewmembers and their families to know and understand their legal rights and options, particularly when it comes to ensuring their and their family’s long-term wellbeing and security. If you have sustained injuries or lost a loved one due to an incident aboard any cruise ship, feel free to contact LMAW Here.