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Representing Passengers & Crew Injured On Ships since 1971
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Georgia Man Falls Overboard Carnival Elation, Coast Guard Calls Off Search

When traveling with loved ones, it’s important to keep tabs on everyone. This week, a Georgia man fell overboard the Carnival Elation. His wife reported him missing six hours later.

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Cruise Ship Breaks Free From Moorings, Crashes Into Hull of Nearby Vessel

The Seabourn Encore cruise ship broke free from its moorings on Sunday and crashed into a nearby vessel, while in Timaru, New Zealand. Investigations are underway. No passengers were harmed, but it’s a good reminder to expect the unexpected.

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Crewmember Killed In Explosion Aboard Emerald Princess in New Zealand

Crewmembers are at just as much risk of injury aboard cruise ships. This week, a crewmember aboard the Emerald Princess was killed during a lifeboat reinflation. The case raises red flags as to whether proper procedures are in place to protect employees.

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30 Ships Received Perfect Scores from the VSP, But Health Isn’t The Only Concern Aboard Your Cruise

In 2016, the CDC gave 30 cruise ships a perfect score on their Vessel Sanitation Program report. Unfortunately, there are more than just health dangers when you set sail.

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Recent Study Suggests Air Quality Aboard Cruise Ships Could Pose Serious Health Concerns

When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to worry about is the quality of the air you’re breathing. A recent study reveals that the air aboard cruise ships may be more dangerous than you originally thought.

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DC Woman Charged As Mastermind Behind Cocaine Smuggling Aboard Freedom of the Seas

Last year, four women were arrested for attempting to smuggle five kilograms of cocaine into the U.S. after a cruise to Jamaica. This week, the mastermind behind the plot plead guilty.

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Woman Found in Cruise Maintenance Shaft After Two Months

The husband of a German cruise passenger reported her missing from their cruise in southern Italy two months ago. Now, her body has been found in the cruise’s maintenance shaft.

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Two Men Charged With Attack on Teenage Boy Aboard Independence of the Seas

It can be tempting to feel that it’s your responsibility lay down the law. But, your desire for justice should never result in an assault on another person. A recent case reminds us of this.

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Legend of the Seas Crewmember Sustains Serious Back Fracture, Airlifted to Nearby New Zealand Hospital

Crewmember safety is an oft-overlooked aspect of cruise vacations. Unfortunately, we’ve seen many cases of cruise line negligence placing the lives of crewmembers in danger. A recent case out of New Zealand involving a crewmember who fractured her back,…

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Cruise Waiter Arrested for Receiving Oral Sex From a Minor Aboard the MS Veendam

For many people, embarking on a cruise is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. After all, cruise vacations are often quite lavish, and can require many years of savings in order to afford. As a result, cruises have gained the reputation of being floating…
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