Last week, Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. reported on the tragic incident where four Norwegian Cruise Line crewmembers were grievously injured aboard the cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway. The incident occurred around noon Wednesday, July 20, 2016, when a lifeboat broke from its tethering and fell into the water.
At the time, the ship was in port at King’s Wharf in Bermuda. One crewmember died and three others were badly injured. Early accounts of the incident are that it occurred during the ship’s weekly mandatory safety drills, when a line snapped and the lifeboat dangled from just one wire.
Not long after the accident, the Bermuda Police Service identified the crewmember that perished as 41-year-old Filipino national, Diogenes Carpio. One of the other injured crewmembers is currently receiving further lifesaving medical treatment in the United States. The remaining two injured crewmembers, a 25-year-old Romanian crewmember and a 31-year-old Indian crewmember, were treated and discharged from the Bermuda hospital.
Today, LMAW, P.A. is pleased to announce that our firm has been retained by one of the injured crewmembers. We are honored to have the opportunity to help an injured seafarer hold Norwegian Cruise Line responsible for this preventable incident, and we look forward to putting our maritime experience to work for this man. Most importantly, our prayers are with all of the families of those who have been so dramatically affected by this incident.
Our team of maritime attorneys has the experience and skill to navigate cases of death and catastrophic injury at sea. If you or your loved one were injured at sea, please contact our firm for a free consultation.