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Category: Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Cruise Passenger Airlifted from Holland America’s Ryndam after Fall

December 19, 2010 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

The Associated Press is reporting that on December 18, 2010 passenger, Andrew Spicer (46), was injured from a fall aboard the Holland America cruise ship Ryndam while in the Gulf of Mexico and was airlifted to a Tampa, Florida hospital. The Ryndam was approximately 120 miles southwest of St. Petersburg, Florida at the time of the accident.
Falls aboard cruise ships can occur for a variety of reasons. Should you like to learn more about falls aboard […]

Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas Rocked by High Winds

December 14, 2010 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

CNN travel reports Royal Caribbean’s cruise ship Brilliance of the Seas encountered high winds and rough seas while carrying 2000 passengers off the coast of Alexandria, Egypt. The storm resulted in nearly 30 passengers being injured, shattered glass and overturned furniture. The damage forced the closure of the vessel’s beauty salon, video arcade and discos for the remainder of the cruise. The cruise ship is expected to return Barcelona as scheduled.

Paddleboat Starlite Princess Ran Aground In Ormand Beach while Cruising the Intracoastal Waterway

December 12, 2010 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the paddleboat Starlite Princess ran aground in Ormond Beach while carrying 150 passengers on December 11, 2010. The 107′ paddlewheel riverboat was nearly half-full Friday night when the grounding occurred. The vessel was grounded for nearly 2 hours in the intracoastal waterway before freed by salvors.
StarLite president Phil Henderson said the captain steered the vessel into too shallow waters, and a slight breeze pushed it along. The Coast Guard is investigating the cause of the […]

36 Year Old Woman Dies Aboard Carnival Cruise Ship

November 23, 2010 Cruise Ship Injury & Death

The MiamiHerald.com reports a 36 year old passenger was found unconscious in her cabin aboard the Carnival Liberty as the ship was heading to St. Thomas. The woman received medical attention on the cruise ship, but she was pronounced dead two hours later. The incident was reported to the FBI who is conducting an investigation. Agent Harry Rodriguez of the FBI in San Juan stated “It could be a possible homicide. It could be some other […]