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PASSENGERS AND CREW INJURED ON SHIPS
IN MARITIME CLAIMS WORLDWIDE:
- Carnival Cruise Lines
- Celebrity Cruises
- Princess Cruises
- Holland America Line
- Royal Caribbean International
- Norwegian Cruise Line
- Costa Cruises
- Oceania Cruises
...and many more
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8 Steps to Take If You Are Injured or Assaulted on a Cruise Ship
- Immediately report, in writing, the incident to the security department on the ship.
- Document who you reported the accident or crime to, when you reported it and who was with you.
- Obtain a copy of your written report.
- Take photographs of the scene of the incident before it changes, if possible. Even if the scene has changed, take photographs.
- Write down the name, address, and telephone number of each person who was a witness to the incident.
- Visit the ship’s doctor to seek treatment for your injury.
- If necessary, visit a shore-based doctor at the next port of call.
- Contact an experienced maritime lawyer to discuss the incident as soon as possible.
The conversation surrounding the need for cruise pool lifeguards has gone on for years. This year, many major cruise lines pledged to add lifeguards to their ships to increase passenger safety. Carnival is yet to do so. However, they may be rethinking their position, thanks to a daredevil stunt performed aboard one of their lifeguard-less ships.Read More
Drug smuggling aboard cruise ships happens more often than anyone would like. Just this week, the leader of a drug trafficking operation was sentenced to federal prison. He used cruise employees to bring cocaine from Honduras into the U.S.Read More
When you set out on a cruise, the last thing you want is to discover that your itinerary has been changed. Unfortunately, when dangerous weather conditions arise, the best option for a cruise line is to make last minute changes in order to keep everyone safe. That is exactly what happened this week on two Carnival ships, due to Tropical Storm Don.Read More
Most people would agree that a cruise ship moves slowly and gracefully through the water. However, you should keep in mind that a cruise is not slow enough for any human to catch up with by swimming. Yet, that is exactly what one woman attempted to do.Read More
No one sets out on a cruise with the intention of needing emergency medical assistance. However, accident and injury happen far more often than anyone would like. This week, a 56-year-old woman was medevaced from her cruise as it sailed off of the coast of Cape Cod.Read More
by Brian Ross and Megan Christie via: abcNEWS.com The deaths of an American couple aboard a riverboat cruising on the Amazon River last ...Read More
In a recent study, cruise air pollution comes under scrutiny for causing potential danger to the health of humans and the environment. Fortunately, the organization Friends of the Earth creates a cruise report card every year, so you can see how your cruise measures up.Read More
A heart attack is something no one wants to experience. But this is especially true when you are out at sea, miles away from your primary doctor. This week, an 89-year-old woman was medevaced from her cruise when her symptoms indicated that she may indeed have a heart attack.Read More
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