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Four dead after small planes carrying cruise passengers collide

  Two float planes that were carrying cruise passengers collided in flight Monday afternoon near Ketchikan, Alaska. Four people have been confirmed dead and two are still missing. The passengers were all guests of the Royal Princess, a Princess Cruise ship line. One of the small planes was flying a shore excursion- a tour of Alaska’s

Crew Member Killed and Four Injured on World’s Biggest Cruise Ship

A safety drill on the Harmony of the Seas turned awry after a lifeboat carrying five crew members mysteriously detached from the cruise ship and fell 33 feet into the ocean. The impact killed a 42-year-old Philippine national and injured four others, two of which are in critical condition. This is the second fatal cruise

Matt Shaffer files lawsuit against Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.

Matt Shaffer has filed a lawsuit on behalf of his client, a vessel-based musician employed by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. Our client sustained serious injuries to his right leg and knee after his lower bunk bed broke.In the lawsuit, it is alleged that Royal Caribbean Ltd. failed to provide a safe working environment and failed to

Search Suspended for Missing Cruise Ship Passenger

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for 33-year-old Samantha Broberg late Sunday evening after the passenger went missing while aboard the cruise ship Carnival Liberty just three days prior. Video surveillance captured Broberg climbing a railing on the 10th deck of the ship and falling backwards into the Gulf of Mexico at approximately 2

Unresolved Cruise Ship Injuries

Jurisdiction on Land When you cross state lines, you know that you’re leaving one jurisdiction and entering another. Many signs and landmarks welcome you to the new area, and various maps can pinpoint you to the city and country that you are currently in. If you suffer from injury on land, you can quickly determine

Crewmembers Injured in Cruise Ship Accident

At least 4 crewmembers on a cruise ship, that sustained damage during a journey to Antarctica, have been reported injured. The cruise vessel, the Silver Explorer operated by Silver Sea Cruises was returning to Argentina at the end of an 18-night trip to Antarctica when it ran into rough seas. There was damage to the

CDC Warns of New Norovirus Strain

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning about a new highly contagious strain of the norovirus bug, which is also commonly known as the “cruise ship bug.”  This bug often makes it undesirable presence felt during cruise ship journeys, bringing down crewmembers and passengers with symptoms including nausea, vomiting and abdominal cramps. The

Cruise Ship Crew Member Dies of Meningitis

An Indonesian cruise ship crewmember has been confirmed dead after an attack of meningitis on a cruise vessel. The 32-year-old crewman had been hospitalized in a city in Italy, and had been undergoing treatment for his illness. He was a crew member on an MSC cruise vessel, the MSC Orchestra. At least 3 of his

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