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PASSENGERS AND CREW INJURED ON SHIPS
- 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.
Late last week, a 24-year-old man aboard the Anthem of the Seas took his own life when he jumped overboard. This is the second intentional overboard accident this month, raising concerns over the safety of cruise ships and the potential need for mental health counseling at sea.Read More
While many accidents and injuries at sea can be prevented, there are some situations when an extremely unexpected accident takes place. That is exactly what happened this week, when a woman was washed overboard the Pacific Dawn, into rough waters, as the ship sailed 150 nautical miles off the coast of New Caledonia. Due to dangerous weather conditions, other rescue teams were unable to help the cruise, forcing the ship’s crew to conduct their own search. After more than 12 hours, hopes faded and the efforts were called off.Read More
This month, crewmember Yusmaidys Ortiz Perez from the MSC Opera was found safe in the Cayman Islands, after she was reported missing from the ship. The MSC Opera stopped in the Cayman Islands on March 23rd, but Perez’s disappearance was not reported until March 27th. At this time, it is unknown why it took four days to notify investigators of her disappearance.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More