Cruise Ship Accidents
In a continuation of the company’s latest string of incredibly bad publicity, cruise ship industry giant Royal Caribbean is yet again making headlines today after a 16-year-old boy fell to his death aboard the Harmony of the Seas last Friday morning.
A voyage of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship Oasis of the Seas ended earlier than expected after numerous passengers became extremely ill due to an outbreak of the norovirus. According to reports from a spokesperson for Royal Caribbean, out of the 6,823 passengers aboard the ship, more than 400 people (both passengers and crew) were affected by the virus within a few days after the ship departed from Port Canaveral on Sunday, January 6th.
On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, one of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships began an early trek back home after a norovirus outbreak was reported on board, causing almost three hundred people to fall ill just three days into their holiday.
A cruise ship that departed from Port Canaveral on one of the last days of October of this year experienced some sort of technical malfunction within the first few hours of its journey that caused guests extreme concern. According to the Carnival Cruise Line, the ship departed from the port on October 28th, while the incident which resulted in such an upset to the voyage took place only three or four hours after the vessel departed from shore.
A ship with the Norwegian Jade cruise liner that was supposed to return to Miami after a 10-night jaunt through the Caribbean has become stranded, leaving its hundreds of passengers trapped thousands of miles from their homes. As this story remains a developing item, we do not possess all of the information relating to it at this time, but there are certain facts that are knowable and confirmed.
In a scene that was described by fellow passengers as “gruesome”, a woman tragically fell to her death early this past Friday morning aboard the Carnival Elation from her cabin’s balcony, located on the 14th Floor of the fantasy-class cruise ship.
An alarming situation happened early on Saturday morning when numerous people were evacuated from a Carnival Cruise ship docked at Port Canaveral. While specifics as to the reason behind the emergency removal of the individuals was not included in the initial statements from either Carnival Cruise or the Brevard County Fire Rescue, it is known that all of the individuals were rushed to hospitals close to the area.
In what initially began as a routine inspection by the CDC quickly took a turn for the worse when it was discovered that Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Triumph had sustained multiple health code violations during one of the cruise ship’s annual health reviews last November, causing the ship to receive a rare failing grade for sanitary deficiencies.
On Saturday, a ship with the popular Carnival Cruise Line was returning to PortMiami after a week-long journey through the Caribbean when an incident occurred that transformed what was an enjoyable trip into a nightmare. Just after 8:00 in the morning, the ship arrived at Port Miami and docked so that the passengers could disembark. It was during the movement of passengers from the deck of the ship to the pier that an 8-year-old girl, who was standing on one of the upper decks inside the ship, fell from her location in the atrium to a deck two stories beneath her.
On Thursday afternoon, an 8-year-old boy on the Royal Caribbean Anthem of the Seas ship was discovered in one of the vessel’s three pools. The ship, which had recently departed from Bayonne, NJ, was on the first leg of a 9-day journey that was to take the passengers south to Bermuda and then the Caribbean when the boy was found. According to the statement on record, Coast Guard officials were notified shortly before 7:00pm. The ship changed course and began heading back towards its port of departure. FDNY emergency response crews intercepted the ship about four miles off of Sandy Hook, NJ, and medevaced the child to Staten Island University Hospital North. Currently, the child is still in the hospital, his condition unknown.