Deaths

Latest news related to deaths aboard the cruise ships and articles submitted by crew members. Find out insight stories from the other side of the cruise ships told by the crew.

Crew Member Goes Overboard from Regal Princess

May 10, 2020

A terrible tragedy has struck the crew community with the loss of one more crew member today. We received a message that e crew member went overboard from the cruise ship Regal Princess docked at the port of Rotterdam, Holland. Our source says that the female crew member from Ukraine took her own life, adding that she was scheduled to return home on a charter flight which was later canceled.

Crew Member Reportedly Commits Suicide on Carnival Breeze

May 09, 2020

A team member on Carnival Cruise Line ship reportedly took his own life today during his final voyage before the repatriation back to his home country. The 29-year-old crew member from Hungary was found dead in his cabin on the cruise ship Carnival Breeze. He had been working as a shore excursion assistant manager for Carnival for the past 3 years.

Crew Member Goes Overboard from Jewel of the Seas

May 03, 2020

A young crew member went overboard from the cruise ship Jewel of the Seas on April 30, while the vessel was off the coast of Greece. According to the Greek media, a search was underway by the ship and the Coast Guard in an attempt to locate the missing crew member. A lifeboat and two Coast Guard vessels were involved in the search, and a Coast Guard aircraft was deployed in the area. Unfortunately the crew member was not located.

Costa Fascinosa Indonesian Crew Member Dies in a Hospital in Brazil

Apr 26, 2020

Another crew member of the cruise ship Costa Fascinosa has died as a result of complications caused by the Coronavirus. Rudy Haryanto - Assistant Housekeeping Manager from Indonesia has died in a hospital in Santos after testing positive for Covid-19.

Costa Fascinosa Crew Member Dies in a Hospital in Brazil

Apr 21, 2020

Dear friends and colleagues, we lost another fellow crew member. It’s a sad day for all of us when we heard the news about the death of Bendie Antonio, a Filipino crew member of Costa Cruises. Bendie was taken off the cruise ship Costa Fascinosa and transferred to a hospital in Santos, Brazil, together with nine of his fellow crew members who tested positive for the virus.

Costa Cruises Doctor Dies After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020

The Brazilian newspaper Jornal Da Orla reported today that a cruise ship doctor has died in a hospital in Santos after testing positive for coronavirus. 

In Memoriam: Cruise Ship Crew Members Lost in COVID-19 Pandemic

Apr 07, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic spreads across the world, our fellow crew members, our sisters, brothers, and friends on the cruise ships are among the casualties.

Indian Crew Member Dies After Testing Positive for COVID-19

Apr 05, 2020

Dear Friends, with deep sorrow we would like to inform you that a fellow crew member who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has passed away.

Our hearts are saddened of the passing of the Costa Favolosa security officer Andrew Fernandes, age 48, from Mumbai, India.

Crew Member dies on Marella Dream

Mar 31, 2020

We are deeply saddened to report that a 48-year-old Indonesian crew member who worked on the cruise ship Marella Dream has died on Friday, March 27, while the vessel was off the coast of Gibraltar. The ship’s captain in coordination with the port authorities requested evacuation of the crew member who needed urgent medical treatment on Thursday; however, it was decided that the patient will be evacuated on Friday at around 07:30 am.

Young Officer Dies On Princess Cruise Ship

Mar 02, 2020

A young Italian officer was found dead in his cabin onboard the cruise ship Regal Princess on February 28, while the vessel was docked in Cozumel, Mexico. The man was identified as 31-year-old Davide Pignataro from Castellammare, Italy, employed by Princess Cruises as a Second Engineer Officer. Italian media reports that the man was found dead in his cabin by his fellow colleagues shortly after his shift started.

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