Air crew members taken from the Ruby Princess Cruises

A 47-year-old crew member of the Ruby Princess cruise ship was airlifted during the early hours of Saturday morning by the U.S. Coast Guard after reports that he was having symptoms of a heart attack.

Air crew members taken from the Ruby Princess CruisesRuby Princess cruise, a 47-year old crew was flown during the early hours of Saturday morning by United States Coast Guard after he had symptoms of heart problems reported.

Cruise ship report is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Los angles, San Diego … Crew members on the helicopter in the morning at about 2:00 suspension, was sent to the EMS waited to take him to the University of California, San Diego, San Diego health-Hillcrest Hospital. The human condition is unknown at this time, but we wish him a speedy recovery.

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Carrying 47 men from the age of the Coast Guard patrol boat 9 miles southwest of Los angles, United States sailor, September 24, 2016.

From Princess Cruises, cruise the hive, on September 25, 2016 for the crew.

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Second Crewmembers Dies in Norwegian Breakaway Lifeboat Drill Accident

A second crewmember has died from the July 20th incident wherein a lifeboat fell from the NCL operated Norwegian Breakaway while docked at Kings Wharf, Bermuda. As previously reported by The Maritime Law Blog, four crewmembers fell into the water when a lifeboat they were manning during a drill broke from its tether. Four of the crewmembers were taken to an area hospital were Diogenes Carpio died from his injuries. One of there other crewmembers, Ben Buenaventura, who was a waiter aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, was medevaced to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami wherein he was admitted into the intensive care unit. It was reported that Mr. Buenaventura suffered a traumatic brain injury along with fractured legs, hip and right arm. After spending over a month in intensive care, Mr. Buenaventura succumbed to his injuries.

Second Crewmembers Dies in Norwegian Breakaway Lifeboat Drill AccidentA second crewmember has died from the July 20th incident wherein a lifeboat fell from the NCL operated Norwegian Breakaway while docked at Kings Wharf, Bermuda. As previously reported by The Maritime Law Blog, four crewmembers fell into the water when a lifeboat they were manning during a drill broke from its tether. Four of the crewmembers were taken to an area hospital were Diogenes Carpio died from his injuries. One of there other crewmembers, Ben Buenaventura, who was a waiter aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, was medevaced to Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami wherein he was admitted into the intensive care unit. It was reported that Mr. Buenaventura suffered a traumatic brain injury along with fractured legs, hip and right arm. After spending over a month in intensive care, Mr. Buenaventura succumbed to his injuries.

NCL is not the only cruise line that had a fatal lifeboat drill in recent months. On September 13th, a seaman died when a lifeboat fell from Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas while calling on Marseilles, France.

Photo Credit: The Royal Gazette

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Woman Passenger Medevaced from Carnival Dream Cruise Ship

The United States Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old female passenger from the Carnival Dream after she started have difficulty breathing. The medical emergency was reported the morning of September 18 when the cruise ship was near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The ship notified the Coast Guard that the passenger was showing signs of respiratory distress. The Coast Guard decided to dispatch a helicopter crew from its New Orleans air station to air-lift the passenger. The helicopter intercepted the cruise ship where the passenger and the ship’s doctor was taken to West Jefferson Medical Center. The passenger is listed in stable condition.

Woman Passenger Medevaced from Carnival Dream Cruise ShipThe United States Coast Guard medevaced a 71-year-old female passenger from the Carnival Dream after she started have difficulty breathing. The medical emergency was reported the morning of September 18 when the cruise ship was near the mouth of the Mississippi River. The ship notified the Coast Guard that the passenger was showing signs of respiratory distress. The Coast Guard decided to dispatch a helicopter crew from its New Orleans air station to air-lift the passenger. The helicopter intercepted the cruise ship where the passenger and the ship’s doctor was taken to West Jefferson Medical Center. The passenger is listed in stable condition.

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Royal Caribbean Crew Member Killed and Four Injured in Safety Drill Accident

One crew member was killed and four others were injured-two critically, after a lifeboat became detached and fell from the fifth deck of the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas during a security drill while the ship was docked in Marseille, France. The lifeboat is estimated to have fallen from a height of approximately 32 feet with the five men inside of it. The man killed is reportedly a 42-year-old man from the Philippines.

Royal Caribbean Crew Member Killed and Four Injured in Safety Drill AccidentOne crew member was killed and four others were injured-two critically, after a lifeboat became detached and fell from the fifth deck of the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas during a security drill while the ship was docked in Marseille, France. The lifeboat is estimated to have fallen from a height of approximately 32 feet with the five men inside of it. The man killed is reportedly a 42-year-old man from the Philippines over 40 singles cruise.

The Harmony of the Seas is the world‘s largest cruise ship at 1,188 feet from bow to stern it is longer than the Eiffel Tower. The ship is cruising the Mediterranean and is expected to continue its sail to Naples, Italy.

Earlier this year, we reported on a similar accident that occurred aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, which resulted in the death of a crew member and injuries to three other crew members.

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Harmony of the Seas Death: One Person Killed and Four Injured after Accident on World’s Biggest Cruise Liner, Independent, September 13, 2016.
Royal Caribbean Crew Member Dies and Four Others Injured During Lifeboat Drill on Harmony of the Seas
, Royal Caribbean Blog, September 13, 2016.
Harmony of the Seas accident: One Dead, Four hurt in Lifeboat Crash, BBC News, September 13, 2016.

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Royal Caribbean Crew Member Killed and Four Injured in Safety Drill Accident

One crew member was killed and four others were injured-two critically, after a lifeboat became detached and fell from the fifth deck of the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas during a security drill while the ship was docked in Marseille, France. The lifeboat is estimated to have fallen from a height of approximately 32 feet with the five men inside of it. The man killed is reportedly a 42-year-old man from the Philippines.

Royal Caribbean Crew Member Killed and Four Injured in Safety Drill AccidentOne crew member was killed and four others were injured-two critically, after a lifeboat became detached and fell from the fifth deck of the Royal Caribbean Harmony of the Seas during a security drill while the ship was docked in Marseille, France. The lifeboat is estimated to have fallen from a height of approximately 32 feet with the five men inside of it. The man killed is reportedly a 42-year-old man from the Philippines.

The Harmony of the Seas is the world‘s largest cruise ship at 1,188 feet from bow to stern it is longer than the Eiffel Tower. The ship is cruising the Mediterranean and is expected to continue its sail to Naples, Italy.

Earlier this year, we reported on a similar accident that occurred aboard the Norwegian Breakaway, which resulted in the death of a crew member and injuries to three other crew members.

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Harmony of the Seas Death: One Person Killed and Four Injured after Accident on World’s Biggest Cruise Liner, Independent, September 13, 2016.
Royal Caribbean Crew Member Dies and Four Others Injured During Lifeboat Drill on Harmony of the Seas
, Royal Caribbean Blog, September 13, 2016.
Harmony of the Seas accident: One Dead, Four hurt in Lifeboat Crash, BBC News, September 13, 2016.

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Royal Caribbean Crew Member Killed and Four Injured in Safety Drill Accident

Germany River Cruise boat Allides bridge killed two crew members

A German River Cruise ship traveling from Erlangen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary with 181 passengers and 47 crewmember onboard struck a low bridge killing two officers navigating the ship from the retractable wheelhouse. According to news reports, the Viking Freya, has a retractable wheelhouse that may be lowered for the ship to pass below low bridges. It appears that at the time of the accident, the wheelhouse was not retracted in time and it allided with the bridge in Erlangen. The two officers were in the wheelhouse and died due to the injuries suffered during the allission. The men killed were 49 and 33 years old and were Hungarian. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families and loved ones.

Germany River Cruise boat Allides bridge killed two crew members
There are 181 passengers and 47 crew members on board hit from Germany Erlangen to Budapest Hungary travel Germany River Cruise boat ship navigation bridge killed two officers from the lower telescopic cab. According to press reports, the Greenland Norse Freya, has the potential to lower the ship through the following low-bridge expansion cab over 40 singles. It seems that at the time of the accident, cab does not recover in time and it allided and Erlangen bridge. The two officers in the cab, died of injuries suffered during the allission period. Killed was 49, 33 years old, Hungary. Our deepest sympathies to their families and loved ones.

Rescue workers evacuated the passengers and crew to transport them to local hotels. Cruise line passengers continued on a modified schedule cruise or return to their homes.

The Viking and local authorities to continue the investigation to find out what happened.

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Reuters/Michaela Rehle

Bridge in Germany, killing two crew members, the Telegraph, September 12, 2016, cruise ship crashes.

Two crew members were killed as a Viking River cruise ship cabins hit the low bridge in Germany, GCaptain,2016 September 11.

Cruise ship hits bridge in the evening after the two deaths, Metro, September 11, 2016.

Germany River Cruise boat Allides bridge killed two crew members

German River Cruise Ship Allides with Bridge Killing Two Crew Member

A German River Cruise ship traveling from Erlangen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary with 181 passengers and 47 crewmember onboard struck a low bridge killing two officers navigating the ship from the retractable wheelhouse. According to news reports, the Viking Freya, has a retractable wheelhouse that may be lowered for the ship to pass below low bridges. It appears that at the time of the accident, the wheelhouse was not retracted in time and it allided with the bridge in Erlangen. The two officers were in the wheelhouse and died due to the injuries suffered during the allission. The men killed were 49 and 33 years old and were Hungarian. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families and loved ones.

German River Cruise Ship Allides with Bridge Killing Two Crew Member
A German River Cruise ship traveling from Erlangen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary with 181 passengers and 47 crewmember onboard struck a low bridge killing two officers navigating the ship from the retractable wheelhouse. According to news reports, the Viking Freya, has a retractable wheelhouse that may be lowered for the ship to pass below low bridges. It appears that at the time of the accident, the wheelhouse was not retracted in time and it allided with the bridge in Erlangen. The two officers were in the wheelhouse and died due to the injuries suffered during the allission. The men killed were 49 and 33 years old and were Hungarian. We extend our deepest sympathies to their families and loved ones.

Rescue workers evacuated the passengers and crew members and transported them to local hotels. The cruise line is giving passengers the option to continue cruising on a modified itinerary or to return home.

Viking and local authorities continue to investigate to find out what happened.

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REUTERS/Michaela Rehle

Cruise Ship Crashes Into Bridge in Germany, Killing Two Crew, The Telegraph, September 12, 2016.

Two Crew Killed as Viking River Cruise Ship Wheelhouse Hits Low Bridge in Germany, GCaptain, September 11, 2016.

Two Dead After Cruise Ship Hits Bridge at Night, Metro, September 11, 2016.

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NCL denied in cabin bathroom slip and fall personal injury litigation summary judgment

This case involves a passenger aboard NCL’s Norwegian Jewel cruise ship who allegedly slipped and fell in her handicapped accessible cabin’s bathroom. The lawsuit filed in Miami, Florida Federal Court alleges that water backed up into the bathroom causing the floor to be unreasonably slippery. The complaint goes on to claim that when the passenger walked into her cabin’s bathroom, she slipped and fell suffering an ankle injury. The passenger, after filing the lawsuit, passed away and her husband, as administrator of her estate, was substituted as the Plaintiff.

NCL denied in cabin bathroom slip and fall personal injury litigation summary judgmentCase involving allegedly slipped and fell on her disability access cabin bathroom NCL’s Norway Jewel cruise ship’s passengers. Petitions submitted in Federal Court in Miami, Florida said caused by pouring water into the bathroom floor was not reasonably smooth. Complaint goes on to claim that, when passengers walk into her cottage bathroom, she slipped and fell to an ankle injury. Passengers later sued, died and her husband, her estate administrator, was substituted as plaintiff.

To establish negligence claims under maritime law the plaintiff must prove that: (1) cruise lines owes the plaintiff’s responsibility; (2) the defendant breached this obligation; (3), the destruction is the cause of injury to the plaintiff, and (4) the plaintiff suffered damage. NCL asking the Court to dismiss the lawsuit argued, a reasonable jury found it was caused by the negligence of sliding and collapse. Under maritime law, hoping to find negligence risk of transient conditions, such as water on the floor, the plaintiff must prove that the cruise line knows or should have known of the condition, has had opportunities to correct before the accident. Cruise line believes that there was no evidence, its water notice on the bathroom floor or any conditions that may have led to the accident. Passenger’s husband argument against NCL, cruise line know the guest bathroom flooded in the past including proposed evidence in a prior report on the theme of the five bathrooms Truth About Six Pack Abs.

NCL denied in cabin bathroom slip and fall personal injury litigation summary judgment

NCL Denied Summary Judgment in a Cabin Bathroom Slip and Fall Personal Injury Lawsuit

This case involves a passenger aboard NCL’s Norwegian Jewel cruise ship who allegedly slipped and fell in her handicapped accessible cabin’s bathroom. The lawsuit filed in Miami, Florida Federal Court alleges that water backed up into the bathroom causing the floor to be unreasonably slippery. The complaint goes on to claim that when the passenger walked into her cabin’s bathroom, she slipped and fell suffering an ankle injury. The passenger, after filing the lawsuit, passed away and her husband, as administrator of her estate, was substituted as the Plaintiff.

NCL Denied Summary Judgment in a Cabin Bathroom Slip and Fall Personal Injury LawsuitThis case involves a passenger aboard NCL’s Norwegian Jewel cruise ship who allegedly slipped and fell in her handicapped accessible cabin’s bathroom. The lawsuit filed in Miami, Florida Federal Court alleges that water backed up into the bathroom causing the floor to be unreasonably slippery. The complaint goes on to claim that when the passenger walked into her cabin’s bathroom, she slipped and fell suffering an ankle injury. The passenger, after filing the lawsuit, passed away and her husband, as administrator of her estate, was substituted as the Plaintiff.

To establish a negligence claim under maritime law the plaintiff must show: (1) that the cruise line owed plaintiff a duty; (2) that defendant breached that duty; (3) that this breach was the proximate cause of plaintiff’s injury; and (4) that plaintiff suffered damages. NCL asked the Court to dismiss the lawsuit arguing that a reasonable jury cannot find that it was negligent in causing the slip and fall accident. Under maritime law, to be found negligence for a transient hazardous condition such as water on the floor, the plaintiff must prove that the cruise line knew or should have known of the condition and had an opportunity to correct it before the accident. The cruise line argued that there was no evidence that it had notice of water on the bathroom’s floor or any condition that could have led to the accident. Countering NCL’s argument, the passenger’s husband presented evidence that the cruise line knew that guest bathrooms had flooded in the past including five prior reports concerning the subject bathroom.

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NCL crew members missing from the Norway Pearl cruise

It is being reported that a 25-year-old female crew member went overboard from the Norwegian Pearl on the morning of September 8th and is currently missing. The cruise ship, operated by Miami, Florida based, NCL, was navigating through Lynn Canal off the coast of Southeast Alaska when the crewmember went overboard. The crewmember was reported missing from cabin. The ship’s security staff confirmed the crewmember went overboard upon review of the ship’s CCTV surveillance system.

NCL crew members missing from the Norway Pearl cruiseReportedly a 25 year old female sailors into the sea from Norway Pearl on September 8, and currently lacks. Cruises from Miami, Florida based, NCL, through Lynn Canal navigation off the coast of Southeast Alaska: the crew into the water. After the leaving the engine room, crew, missing. Security personnel on Board confirmed: flight attendants over the fire on the ship’s closed-circuit television monitoring system review belly fat.

Notify the coast guard on the ship: cabin crew into the sea. 17 Coast Guard regional command centers to coordinate, including helicopter crews, response boat crew, and tool-free search-and-rescue missions. Alaska Troopers and one fixed-wing aircraft joined the search for work. 42 minutes after looking for: flight attendant, covering 340 square miles and uses 13 different search modes, the coast guard suspended a search 4:28 the afternoon of September 10. The fate of the crew is unknown.

NCL crew members missing from the Norway Pearl cruise