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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.

Celebrity Solstice Passengers involved in Two Fatal Accidents

Nov 22, 2016

Two tragedies have struck a group of Celebrity Solstice cruise passengers in a time period of 50 minutes in Tauranga, New Zealand. The first tragedy happened at around 11.25am local time, when a tour bus carrying group of Solstice passengers was returning from an organized trip to Hobbiton, when crashed in a car. The accident happened on a sweeping, deep bend on State Highway 29, east of Te Poi. Unfortunately the car driver died in the crash, however the occupants of the bus were unharmed.

P&O Passenger Dies in Tour Bus Crush in Dominica

Nov 10, 2016

A British passenger sailing on P&O Azura died and nine other passengers have been injured in a bus crash in Roseau, Dominica. The cruise line P&O confirmed that all those injured are British, and have been treated by Azura medical staff before sending them at the local hospital.

Costa Mediterranea Passenger Dies in Split

Nov 05, 2016

Few hours after departing from the port of Split, Croatia, the cruise ship Costa Mediterranea turned back due to medical emergency.

Passenger Dies in Cruise Ship Restaurant

Sep 23, 2016

A 70-year-old passenger died yesterday in a restaurant aboard the German Cruise ship Aida Stella. According to the website schiffsjournal.de the passenger suffered a heart attack in the Market Restaurant located on Deck 9.

Here is how you can help the family of deceased Harmony of the Seas crewman

Sep 15, 2016

 

Many of you have emailed me after yesterday’s note about the loss of our colleague Ariel Leyson and asked what you could do to help.

1 Crew Member Dead 2 Seriously Injured on Harmony of the Seas

Sep 13, 2016

Just over three months after its inaugural cruise, Harmony of the Seas, the largest cruise ship in the world, is a scene of a serious accident. According to information provided by the French newspaper "La Provence", a lifeboat with five crew members inside detached off deck 5 crashing into the sea.  One crew member has been killed and two other crew are critically injured after a lifeboat fell while the ship conducted lifeboat drill in the French port of Marseille on Tuesday, September 13.

2nd Crew Member Dies in Hospital after NCL Breakaway Accident

Sep 10, 2016

After one month intensive care in Jackson Memorial Hospital, Ben Buenaventura died from the injuries sustained in the tragic incident when a Norwegian Breakaway lifeboat fell into the water. The incident happened on Jul 20, 2016, during a weekly lifeboat drill while the ship was docked in Kings Wharf, Bermuda. Four crew members were in the lifeboat when line snapped and one crew member, 41-year old, Diogenes Carpio died immediately.

Crew member airlifted to hospital following heart attack on cruise ship

Aug 24, 2016

Last night a 46-year-old Indonesian crew member was airlifted by the Italian Coast Guard from the cruise ship Sovereign operated by Pullmantur. The crew member suffering from heart attack was first transferred to the ships medical facility. After assessing the condition the ships doctor notified the master of the vessel who contacted the Coast Guard. The crew member was airlifted by the Coast Guard 70 miles from the coast of Civitavecchia. After receiving the call, Coast Guard personnel immediately activated the procedures for assistance in emergency situations at sea.

Grandeur of the Seas passenger found dead in cabin

Aug 21, 2016

Royal Caribbean passenger sailing on Grandeur of the Seas was found dead in his cabin yesterday afternoon while the cruise ship was in Bermuda. According to Bernews, police authorities received a report of a death of 45-year-old US citizen.

Deceased NCL Breakaway Crew Member identified

Jul 21, 2016

Bermuda authorities have identified the Norwegian Breakaway crew member who lost his life during the emergency lifeboat drill after a rescue speed boat broke from its tethering. According to the Bermuda news site “Royal Gazette” the deceased is a 41-year old Filipino national Diogenes Carpio. The captain of the catamaran Aristocrat, who assisted in the rescue said that the crew member was floating in the water next to the overturned boat.

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