Our cruise ship gangway accident attorneys have represented numerous cruise passengers who were injured due to accidents occuring on gangways over nearly three decades.
Gangways are unique to maritime travel as the stage of the tide governs the height between the cruise ship and the pier. To bridge this gap, a gangway is deployed to accommodate passengers, as well as crew, entering and exiting the vessel.
Gangway accidents many times occur because of:
- Missing non-skid adhesive strips;
- Smooth or worn out diamond plate;
- Spilled grease or petroleum products;
- Pried up metal flaps;
- Slippery handrails;
- Loose struts;
- Improper lashing; and
- Unreasonably steep inclines and declines.