While no one anticipates needing an emergency rescue out of paradise, that is exactly what happened this week, when a 70-year-old Australian woman was medevaced from her cruise as it sailed off the coast of Maui, Hawaii. The woman was experiencing severe abdominal pain. She was last reported in stable condition.
Unfortunately, cruise ship rape and sexual assault continue to be a problem at sea. This week, charges were dropped against a Elias Azzi, who was accused of sexually violating a woman aboard the Ovation of the Seas. The courts cited lack of evidence as their reason for throwing out the charges.
Are passenger falls from cruise ships common? A cruise ship injury lawyer offers insight into how frequently cruise ship passengers fall overboard and explains what happens when there is a passenger overboard.
No one ever wants to experience a medevac ride from their cruise vacation. Especially as a child, there is probably nothing worse than having to leave the excitement of a cruise due to a medical emergency. However, that is exactly what happened this week, when a three-year-old boy had to be medevaced from the Norwegian Dawn with his mother, due to intestinal issues.
No one ever expects to find themselves in a health emergency at sea. However, for many, this is exactly what happens when their condition exceeds what is possible to be treated in a cruise ship infirmary. This week, a 76-year-old man suffered a stroke and possible internal bleeding while aboard the Norwegian Breakaway. He was medevaced to a hospital on shore, where his current condition is unknown.
Although most people set out on a cruise vacation to relax, it is not uncommon for drug rings to attempt to smuggle millions of dollars worth of illegal substances across borders, using the cruise as a cover for an otherwise normal vacation. As it turns out, this is not a foolproof plan, as a trio in 2016 discovered when they attempted to smuggle $16 million of cocaine into Sydney, Australia. This week, the second woman involved in the incident appeared in court for her sentencing hearing. She will receive her official sentence next week.
This week, the Carnival Horizon experienced building delays when the ship manufacturers identified a potential pollution concern. Paint chipped from the hull and fell into the basin, which then pumped the contaminated water out into the ocean. The manufacturers will need to find a permanent solution before the ship’s construction is completed and approved.
Is it safe to cruise to the Bahamas? Learn from a cruise ship injury lawyer about the Bahamas crime rate and what you should do if there are problems.
The unfortunate truth is that rape and sexual assault continue to be a large problem aboard cruises. So what is creating an environment where individuals feel emboldened to take advantage of their fellow guests and crewmembers? Our cruise ship rape lawyer explains.
Lately, violence aboard cruises has reached an all-time high. Every few days, it seems, there is another report of a brawl at sea. So it may come as no surprise that this month, another physical altercation broke out between two men aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise. One of the men sustained serious facial injuries. His brother is now questioning the actions taken by the cruise line in the wake of the event.
This week, a female guest aboard the Norwegian Epic reportedly fell overboard while the ship sailed near the Bahamas. Fortunately, rescue teams found the woman and returned her to the ship, where she was reported in stable condition. However, this incident raises many questions regarding cruise ship safety, and what may have led to her fall.
Many people assume that their cruise line will always look out for their best interest. However, the unfortunate truth is that this is not always the case. A prime example of this is the recent tragic case of Joanna Kiln, a British national who died in Brazil after being medically evacuated from her cruise. Local medical professionals who treated Kiln say that the cruise line essentially abandoned her.
A cruise ship fire puts passengers at serious risk of harm. A cruise ship accident lawyer discusses recent cruise ship fires and explains the rights of passengers when a fire occurs.
It seems that the issue of rape and sexual assault at sea continues to be a very serious problem. This week, an 18-year-old woman reported experiencing an incident of sexual assault aboard the Carnival Elation, as the ship made its way back to Jacksonville, Florida.
If you are planning a cruise vacation, you should know that cruise ship rape and sexual assault are the two most common crimes reported at sea. However, what you may not know is that the cruise line will not necessarily be eager to help you achieve the justice and resolution you deserve.