Cruise Ships Crew Blacklist

Jun 05, 2017

The Crew Blacklist is a list of accidents involving cruise ship crew members. This list shows the chronological order of the injured crew members, crime committed by or to the crew, murder, deaths, and suicide at sea or in the ports.

Date Cruise Line Category Title Description Links
May 16, 2018 MSC Cruises Overboard Crewmember Missing from MSC Seaside Michael M. Majaba, age 37, of the Philippines working as Casino Technician went overboard from deck seven. Read more here
May 07, 2018 Norwegian Cruise Line Drugs Crewmember Loses His Job for Possession of Cannabis-Infused Mints Norwegian Cruise Line crewmember was detained by Bermuda Authorities on May 2, for possession of Cannabis-infused mints.  Read more here
Apr 28, 2018 P&O Cruises Pollution Cruise Ship Captain Faces One Year In Prison P&O Cruises Azura didn’t comply with the European law against air pollution in the port of Marseille. Read more here
Apr 17, 2018 Norwegian Cruise Line Medical Emergency Crew member airlifted from Norwegian Getaway A 41-year-old crew member medevacked the U.S. Coast Guard  Read more here
Apr 12, 2018 MSC Cruises Mobbing / Sexual Harassment MSC Opera Crew Member Reveals Her Shocking Story Yusmaidys Ortiz Pérez who went missing in George Town, revealed her shocking story in a Court. Read more here
Mar 21, 2018 Carnival Cruise Line Overboard Crew Member Missing from Carnival Glory Galley worker identified as  Deepak from the town of Velim, Goa reported missing while the ship was sailing to Amber Cove. Read more here
Mar 13, 2018 Royal Caribbean  Deaths Royal Caribbean Co-Founder Has Passed Away Gjert Wilhelmsen passed away on February 28, 2018, at the age of 91. Read more here
Mar 12, 2018
Celebrity Cruises Medical Emergency Crew Member Medevaced from Celebrity Infinity The crew member Teddy Geneta, 46, from the Philippines was airlifted after suffering a heart attack. Read more here
Feb 28, 2018 Carnival Cruise Line Medical Emergency Carnival Legend Crew Member Medevacked A crew member on Carnival Legend was airlifted to hospital in Australia after suffering from appendicitis. Read more here
Feb 19, 2018 Carnival Cruise Line Incident Carnival to investigate security response after Carnival Legend incident Carnival started an internal investigation following the actions taken by their security following  the incident on Carnival Legend. Read more here
Feb 15, 2018 MSC Cruises Theft Missing Crew Member in Rio Found Alive and Well Antonio Triano Perez, 36-year-old Spanish crew member on MSC Poesia was reported missing in Rio de Janeiro. Read more here
Feb 01, 2018 Royal Caribbean  Murder Shameful Verdict For The Most Brutal Murder Of A Crew Member Killer of the Royal Caribbean Crew Member, Adriana Morales De Florencio, sentinced to 17 years in prison,  Read more here
Jan 22, 2018 Norwegian Cruise Line Drugs Norwegian Escape Crew Member Arrested for Smuggling Cocaine Akim Loctor, from St. Lucia, working as a dishwasher arrested in Falmouth, Jamaica. Read more here
Jan 06, 2018 P&O Cruises Injury Lifeboat falls into the sea with five crew inside Five P&O Arcadia crew members injured when a lifeboat fell into the sea at Ponta Delgada. Read more here
Dec 15, 2017 Holland America Line Sexual Assault Crew member arrested for alleged sexual assault A female crew member was allegedly sexually violated by her colleague onboard the cruise ship ms Noordam. Read more here
Dec 13, 2017 Princess Cruises Medical Emergency Injured Officer Medevacked from Sapphire Princess Sapphire Princess Officer was airlifted off the cruise ship after suffering serious head injury. Read more here
Dec 11, 2017 Royal Caribbean  Overboard Vision of the Seas crew member reported missing Ships officers made announcements that a crew member could not be accounted for.  Read more here
Dec 04, 2017 Holland America Line Medical Emergency Coast Guard Medevacs Crewmember from MS Oosterdam A 33-year-old man, member of the MS Oosterdam crew suffering symptoms of appendicitis was evacuated by the United States Coast Guard. Read more here
Nov 30, 2017 Royal Caribbean  Medical Emergency Crew member evacuated from Ovation of the Seas Crew member with serious medical condition evacuated near Albany, Australia. Read more here
Nov 22, 2017 Dream Cruises Smuggling  4 Crew Members Arrested For Smuggling Gold Crewmembers smuggled the gold on the Bahamas-registered cruise ship Genting Dream and hid the bars onboard. Read more here
Nov 20, 2017 Oceania Cruises Medical Emergency Crew member medevaced from Oceania Riviera The Spanish Coast Guard performed a medical evacuation of a crew member from Oceania Riviera. Read more here
Nov 09, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line Overboard Missing Carnival Inspiration Crewmember Symron Santana Almeida for Goa, India who was working as a Wiper in the Engine Department on board Carnival Inspiration reported  Read more here
Nov 08, 2017 Carnival Cruise Line Medical Emergency Coast Guard Medevacs Crewmember from Carnival Triumph U.S. Coast Guard executed medical evacuation of a Carnival Triumph crewmember experiencing symptoms of appendicitis. Read more here
Nov 01, 2017 Disney Cruises Theft Disney Cruise Line Staff Member Arrested for Embezzling $275,000 Renan Dias Da Rocha Gomes was arrested on charges of wire fraud on allegations for embezzling over a quarter million dollars. Read more here
Oct 20, 2017 Costa Cruises / Silversea Deaths Former Staff Captain Dies in Boat Accident In a tragic accident in Porto Nogaro, Italy, Walter Bonazzа, age 55, lost his life. Read more here
Sep 14, 2017 Norwegian Cruise Line Forced Miscarriage Crew member forced a miscarriage on Norwegian Dawn A crew member was arrested together with her partner in Bermuda for causing her own miscarriage' Read more here
Sep 12, 2017 MSC Cruises Sexual Assault MSC Cruises Rehires Child Molester The court in Hamburg, Germany sentenced a 45-year-old Indian man working as a cabin steward on MSC Cruises. Caetano D. confessed he had abused a 10-year-old boy on MSC Orchestra. Read more here
Aug 16, 2017 MSC Cruises Uncategorized  Ship Captain Gets Speeding Ticket in Kotor Port Authorities in Kotor, Montenegro issued a fine for the cruise ship MSC Musica and its Captain for ignoring the speed limit in the Bay. Read more here
Aug 08, 2017 Royal Caribbean  Deaths Royal Caribbean Crew Member Dies Onboard Naville Fernandes, from Goa, India passed away from heart attack aboard Liberty of the Seas. Read more here
Jul 27, 2017 Princess Cruises Deaths Princess Cruises crew member found dead The 25-year-old Djordje from Bosnia was reported missing after he went hiking in the area of Goli Koran. Read more here
Jul 12, 2017 Cunard Deaths In Memoriam: Cunard’s Hotel Manager John Duffy Queen Elizabeth left the port of Liverpool with her horn sounded for 47 seconds in memory of 47 years that Hotel Director John Duffy was in service with Cunard Line. Read more here
Jul 10, 2017 AIDA Cruises Medical Emergency Crew member evacuated from Aidablu The 34-year-old German national, experienced severe abdominal pain when the ship was 56 nautical miles of San Benedetto del Tronto.  Read more here
Jun 20, 2017 MSC Cruises Deaths/Murder Crew Member Missing From MSC Musica Simone Scheuer Sousa was part of the MSC Musica crew. She was reported missing on 19 June, just before the cruise ship arrived in the port of Brindisi. Her body was later found in the Adriatic Sea. Read more here
Jun 19, 2017 Norwegian Cruise Line Drugs 3 NCL Crew Members Arrested for Smuggling Cocaine Police authorities in Belize arrested three crew members. They were charged with drug trafficking two kilos of cocaine bought in Roatan. The crew members from St. Lucia and from St. Vincent were arrested in Harvest Caye. Read more here
Jun 19, 2017 Star Clipper Injury Injured crew member on board Star Flyer A 47-year-old crewman of the cruise ship Star Flyer was injured in the head, while the vessel was at sea in the area of Kavala Bay, Greece. Read more here
Jun 08, 2017 TUI Cruises Medical Emergency TUI Crew Member Suffers Heart Attack Onboard 34-year-old Filipino, part of “Mein Schiff 5" crew was evacuated by the Spanish Coast Guard due to medical emergency. Read more here
Jun 04, 2017 TUI Cruises Sexual Assault British woman reports rape on Mein Schiff 6  According to the report two men at the age of 27 and 30 were accused of raping British woman, one of them was TUI Cruises employee  Read more here
May 17, 2017 Royal Caribbean  Murder Ex Crew Member charged with triple murder Shakti Ramsurrun, a 33-year-old Mauritian accused of killing his wife and her parents Read more here
May 13, 2017 Princess Cruises Drugs Island Princess Crew Members Arrested for Drugs in Vancouver Three Princess Cruises crew members were arrested on Wednesday afternoon at the cruise terminal Canada Place in Vancouver.  Read more here
Apr 30, 2017 Royal Caribbean  Murder crew member Adriana Morales de Florencio found dead in Bonaire Adriana worked on her second contract as a part of the crew aboard Navigator of the Seas Read more here
Apr 25, 2017 Royal Caribbean  Suicide Norman de Castro ends his life by jumping off the cruise ship Norman had been struggling with depression for the past several years after his wife walked away Read more here
Apr 17, 2017 Holland America Line Injury Romanian crew member injured on HAL MS Westerdam Romanian crew member  sustained a head injury was unconscious. Read more here
Mar 30, 2017 Costa Cruises Deaths Costa Deliziosa crew member lost at sea crew member went overboard in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean Read more here
Feb 16, 2017 Costa Cruises Suicide Crew Member found dead in his cabin 27-year-old dishwasher from India was found dead in his cabin. Read more here
Feb 09, 2017 Princess Cruises Deaths Crew member killed in gas explosion on Emerald Princess Crew member passed away in an explosion of a nitrogen cylinder at Port Chalmers, Dunedin. Read more here
Jan 30, 2017 Celebrity Cruises Sexual Assault Crew member sentenced to 5 years in prison for groping a co-worker Eduar Klay Moran Bonilla was sentinced for sexually assaulting a 26-year-old female co-worker Read more here
Jan 26, 2017 Royal Caribbean  Injury Crew member with broken back airlifted from Legend of the Seas Indian woman was injured while on duty. Read more here
Jan 23, 2017 Tallink  Injury Crew Member Injured on a Storm Battered Ship The crew member sustained severe injuries to his head, and a fractured arm. Read more here
Jan 21, 2017 Holland America Line Sexual Assault Crew Member Arrested for Sex with an Underage Girl Gede Sukrantara was arrested in Fort Lauderdale on charges of committing a lewd and lascivious act involving a minor. Read more here
Dec 21, 2016 Costa Cruises Deaths Costa Serena Crew Member Reported Missing Costa Serena buffet steward Savio Rasquinha was reported missing.  His disappearance was reported on November 19, while the ship was sailing from Nagasaki to Shanghai Read more here
Oct 18, 2016 Disney Cruises Sexual Assault Crew Member Arrested for Alleged Sexual Assault on a Co-worker Disney Wonder crew member was arrested on sexual assault charges in Cadiz, Spain while the cruise ship was in Dry dock in Navantia shipyard.  Read more here
Sep 24, 2016 Princess Cruises Injury Coast Guard Medevacs Crew Member From Ruby Princess The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a 47-year-old crew member from a Princess cruise ship. The bridge contacted San Diego Coast Guard on Friday at 11:35 p.m., reporting that a male crew member was experiencing heart attack symptoms.  Read more here
Sep 13, 2016 Royal Caribbean  Deaths 1 Crew Member Dead 2 Seriously Injured on Harmony of the Seas the life boat "fell 10 meters" with the five people inside. "All were members of the crew." According to Cruzeiros webiste deceased crew member was identified as a 42 year-old Filipino man. Read more here
Sep 13, 2016 Royal Caribbean  Injury Staff Member is Suing Royal Caribbean for $1 Million 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 Read more here
Sep 10, 2016 Norwegian Cruise Line Deaths 2nd Crew Member Dies in Hospital after NCL Breakaway Accident 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.  Read more here
Sep 10, 2016 Norwegian Cruise Line Deaths Crew Member Reported Missing on Norwegian Pearl The 25-year-old Colombian woman, disappeared from the cruise ship at around 1:40 a.m. The missing crew member was Natalia Molina, age 25, of Colombia.  Read more here
Aug 24, 2016 Pullmntur Medical Condition Crew member airlifted to hospital following heart attack on cruise ship a 46-year-old Indonesian crew member was airlifted by the Italian Coast Guard from the cruise ship Sovereign operated by Pullmantur. The crew member suffering from heart attack was first transferred to the ships medical facility. Read more here
Jul 20, 2016 Norwegian Cruise Line Injury Four Norwegian Breakaway Crew Members Injured in Rescue Boat Accident 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 Read more here
Jul 07, 2016 Pullmntur Poisoning Crew Member Suffers Muriatic Acid Poisoning Port Authorities in Civitavecchia, Italy, received distress call from the cruise ship Sovereign operated by Pullmantur Cruises. The emergency involved a Filipino crew member who suffered serious poisoning Read more here
Jul 07, 2016 Costa Cruises Sexual Assault Cruise Ship Waiter Sentenced for sexual assault. The Captain on trial for failing to report the incident Italian court sentenced a cruise ship crew member to ten months' imprison for sexual assault on a 17 year old girl.  Read more here
Jun 05, 2016 Celebrity Cruises Attempted Murder Celebrity Constellation Chef Arrested for Attempted Murder of his Supervisor A 31 year old Jamaican chef, working onboard the cruise ship Celebrity Constellation was arrested by the Italian Police in Salerno for attempted murder. The 31 year old Jamaican crew member reportedly lost his temper after verbal argument with his supervisor, a 38 year-old Indian Head Chef. Read more here
May 27, 2016 N/A Sexual Assault Crew Member Arrested for Sexual Assault in Livorno rew member was arrested in Livorno, Italy on charges of sexual assault of a seven-year old child.  Read more here
May 26, 2016 Celebrity Cruises Assault Celebrity Millennium Crew Member Deported for Physical Assault The incident happened at the Millennium disco bar while the ship was sailing in Icy Straits on May 24. Officials interviewed both victims, an Indonesian and a Jamaican crew members, and found no serious injuries Read more here
May 13, 2016 Holland America Line Unprofessional Treatment Crew Members Report Humiliating Treatment by Security Officers in Fort Lauderdale Holland America Line employee from the cruise ship MS. Amsterdam is rising her voice about the extremely poor treatment crew received in Fort Lauderdale on April 30, 2016.  Read more here
Apr 28, 2016 Royal Caribbean  Drugs Two Royal Caribbean Crew Members Arrested in Port Canaveral for Smuggling Cocaine Freedom of the Seas crew members identified as Junior Ellision and Sheldon Grant (Jamaica Nationals), were smuggling cocaine from St Maarten to Port Canaveral using secret departments in beach sandals. Read more here
Apr 20, 2016 Carnival Cruise Line Deaths Carnival Sunshine Waiter Dies in Miami Hospital I Gede Agus Suastira died in Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital after he was flown from Nassau, Bahamas with air ambulance.  Read more here
Apr 11, 2016 AIDA Cruises Arson Crew Member in Love Started Fire on Cruise Ship the 35-year-old stage technician Anton G setup on fire a laundry bag in the ship’s crew corridor. According to Bild, the fire spread in small section of the ship and five crewmembers were hospitalized for smoke inhalation. Read more here
Apr 02, 2016 MSC Cruises Assault Crew Member Attacked and Robed in Recife Serbian crew member working as a violinist on MSC Poesia cruise ship, was stabbed in Recife, Brazil on Saturday. Vera Stefanovic, age 31, was assaulted by two men who tried to take her bag.  Read more here
Mar 24, 2016 Carnival Cruise Line Drugs Three Crew Members Arrested in Ocho Rios The crew members were arrested in Ocho Rios, Jamaica for possession of 5 pounds of cocaine. They were arrested at the pier on Monday, March 21, trying to board the ship in St Ann when the crew were stopped and searched at a police checkpoint. Read more here
Mar 20, 2016 Norwegian Cruise Line Drugs 10 Years Prison for Cruise Ship Crew Member for Smuggling Narcotics Former NCL crew member Desrick Gordon (23, St. Vincent and the Grenadines) was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for smuggling narcotics with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine Read more here
Mar 16, 2016 Princess Cruises Deaths Princess crew member found dead in his cabin The crew member was newly hired employee working in the galley. Some crew members say that it was his second cruise and he committed suicide because of stress and pressure by the supervisors.  Read more here
Mar 16, 2016 Costa Cruises Deaths Costa Cruises Officer Dies After Suffering Stroke On Board The tragic event occurred while the cruise ship was sailing to South America. The 45 years old officer contracted Norovirus onboard that triggered autoimmune reactions and neurological damage Read more here
Mar 16, 2016 Norwegian Cruise Line Deaths Norwegian Sun Crew Member Goes Overboard in Chile The crew member as Dominic Santiago Gubertino age 55, went overboard in the area called Middle Paso, located one hour by ship from the port of Chacabuco in the Moraleda Canal. Read more here
Mar 16, 2016 Disney Cruises Sexual Assault Disney Cruise Line Entertainer Accused of Sexual Assault on Valentine’s Day Disney Cruise Line entertainer was arrested in Orlando, Florida on Valentine’s Day, after a woman reported he sexually assaulted her.  Read more here
Mar 16, 2016 MSC Cruises Deaths Crew Member Dies Onboard MSC Magnifica the man had cardiac arrest just moments before the ship docked in Santos. Mobile Emergency Team was dispatched to the vessel as soon as MSC Magnifica docked to provide first-aid CPR to revive the man, however he was pronounced dead at the scene. Read more here
Jan 07, 2016 Norwegian Cruise Line Drugs Three NCL Crew Members Imprisoned for Smuggling Cocaine Five man have been arrested in New Orleans Riverwalk shopping mall for smuggling over 4 kilograms of cocaine. Among arrested are three crew members working onboard Norwegian Cruise Line cruise ship Norwegian Dawn. Read more here

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