Category Archives: Cruise Ship Safety


May

19

2015
Drowning of Young Girl Aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Gem

Drowning of Young Girl Aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Gem

More terrible news from the cruise line industry, this time the apparent drowning of a 10 year old girl aboard the Norwegian Gem as it sailed from New York to Florida and the Bahamas. The accident occurred as the ship was sailing off the coast of South Carolina. The ship then sailed to Port Canaveral, Florida. The cruise line confirmed the death of the young…

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May

11

2015
What Were the Top 10 Cruise Ship (Problems) Deficiencies Issued in 2014 by the US Coast Guard?

What Were the Top 10 Cruise Ship (Problems) Deficiencies Issued in 2014 by the US Coast Guard?

The U.S. Coast Guard has released a list of the top 10 cruise ship deficiencies issued in 2014. A total of 329 deficiencies were issued. 1. Fire Screen Doors not Operating Properly (31 occurrences)  The most frequent deficiency was fire screen doors were not operating properly. Fire screen doors were found to have damage to the sequencing bars, damage to the doors themselves or pressure…

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Apr

27

2015
Cruise Ship Bookings Rise in 2015

Cruise Ship Bookings Rise in 2015

At Today.com, a report from April 24 states that bookings on cruise ships are on the rise. Cruise Lines International Association, the industry’s largest trade association, estimates that 23 million people will board ocean-bound cruise ships this year, an increase of 4.4 percent over last year. Some reasons for the increased bookings? Low gas prices Decent job numbers Increasing home equity An overall rebound in…

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Jan

20

2015

Changes To Cruise Ship Crime And Accident Reporting Coming From Congress?

Are changes coming to the cruise line industry by federal mandate? We’re not sure yet, but according to The Hill which provides breaking news from Capitol Hill and Congress, the Coast Guard is considering new rules for investigating crimes on cruise ships. From a release in Friday, Jan. 15th issue of TheHill.com… Cruise ships would face new security protocols, such as informing passengers about crime…

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Jan

04

2015

Bystanders Find Nearly Drowned Boy on Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas

In an unfortunate turn of events, a four year old child was found underwater on the Oasis of the Seas, a large cruise ship of the Royal Caribbean line. This happened on Saturday, January 3 in the evening. The child was taken from the cruise ship and sent the the Broward Health Medical Center. According to on local report in Miami, “A bystander noticed the…

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Jan

04

2015

Four Year Old Child Nearly Drowns on Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

Terrible news from yesterday evening… Various news reports state that a young child was found underwater in a pool on the Royal Caribbean Oasis of the Seas cruise ship. From NBCnews.com…. “A four-year-old boy has been hospitalized in intensive care after nearly drowning in a cruise-ship wave pool, officials said Sunday. Mike Jachles, a spokesman for Broward Sheriff Fire and Rescue, told NBC News that firefighters…

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Jul

03

2014

Stay Safe on Carnival Cruise Ships This July 4th Weekend!

If you’re like tens of thousands of other people boarding a Carnival Cruise Ship this weekend, your main focus is on relaxation, excitement and adventure. And it should be – have fun on your vacation! The cruise lines do a great job of offering an enjoyable environment – it’s what they do best. But during your trip, please be careful as well. As a law…

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Jul

03

2014

The Cruise Lines Don’t Want You to Hire a Lawyer

You may not realize it, but if you were hurt on a cruise ship and want to file an injury claim or lawsuit against the cruise line, the cruise lines would prefer that you did not hire a personal injury lawyer. Why is that? Very simply – once involved with your injury claim, experienced cruise injury lawyers have vastly better results – both in filing…

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Jun

20

2014

What Are The Top 5 Cruise Lines We Bring Claims Against?

At our cruise ship injury law firm, we’re often asked which cruise lines we bring claims against. The simple answer is that we can help all passengers who have been hurt or injured in a cruise ship accident – regardless of which cruise line it is. However, here are the top 5 cruise lines that we file injury claims against. Carnival Cruise Line Royal Caribbean…

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