The Seabourn Encore cruise ship broke free from its moorings on Sunday and crashed into a nearby vessel, while in Timaru, New Zealand. Investigations are underway. No passengers were harmed, but it’s a good reminder to expect the unexpected.
This week, a life raft fell from the side of Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas while in Charleston Harbor. Last year, a number of life raft incidents raised concerns about raft safety. This incident further highlights potential problems with these safety devices.
A few weeks ago, we reported the tragic death of a cruise passenger that took place during a bike tour of Tauranga. Now, her name has been released, as more details of the accident come to light.
22-year-old Nathan Skokan is reported to have intentionally jumped overboard from Independece of the Seas this month. After a 38 hour search, crews were called off.
In late August, the captain of the Spirit of Baltimore fell asleep at the wheel and crashed the boat into two recreational vessels, as well as a wharf. The case has brought the issue of fatigue to the forefront.
Cruise ships can bring great economic benefit to a port of call. However, if residents of the town disapprove, and the presence of cruise ships presents potential safety hazards, it may not be the best plan, after all.
The river cruise American Star crashed into Jacksonville’s Main Street Bridge on Black Friday. The cause may have been a technical malfunction.
You may have thought hurricane season was over. But, this week, Hurricane Otto proved us wrong. The Norwegian Pearl was rerouted as a result.
Hurricane Matthew blew through the Caribbean roughly one month ago, leaving a path of devastation in its wake. Now, one month later, Grand Bahama welcomes the Carnival Valor as the first ship to the newly re-opened port.
This week, one cruise passenger was killed and nine others were injured in a crash during their on-shore excursion. Is it time to increase safety and screening procedures for this aspect of the cruise experience?
Embarking on a cruise vacation is intended to be a fun and exciting experience. The lure of the open seas …
Hurricane Nicole poses a significant threat to life and property in Bermuda. Our maritime lawyers explain.
After the death aboard Harmony of the Seas, prosecutors suspect human error may have been to blame. Our maritime lawyer discusses the issue.
After the death of two crewmembers on the Viking Freya due to a collision with a bridge, our maritime attorney asks cruise lines to make the safety of all passengers their first priority.
After a woman was reported to have jumped overboard the Carnival Ecstasy on Wednesday, the Coast Guard spent 43 hours searching for her body. Our maritime lawyer wonders if there is something more that can be done to prevent this than is currently being done?