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Jun

08

2015
Cruise Injury: Broken Pelvis, Caused By Malfunctioning Sliding Door

Cruise Injury: Broken Pelvis, Caused By Malfunctioning Sliding Door

A number of months ago, we received an inquiry through our website’s contact form from a passenger who had suffered a debilitating injury – a broken pelvis that was caused by a fall that occurred when an automatic sliding door malfunctioned. Sadly, this is not an uncommon injury. Cruise ship doors…a potential hazard It’s not unusual to be contacted by passengers who were injured by…

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Jun

03

2015
Cruise Ship Passenger Injured While Ice Skating on Royal Caribbean

Cruise Ship Passenger Injured While Ice Skating on Royal Caribbean

Apparently you can ice skate on some of Royal Caribbean’s cruise ships including: Freedom of the Seas Explorer of the Seas Mariner of the Seas Our recommendation, however, is to be careful. Recently (May 2015) we had a passenger contact our law firm because they were injured while skating on a Royal Caribbean ship. While skating for most people who are experienced gliding around on…

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Jun

03

2015

2 Crew Members Dead on Cruise Ships?

Bahamas police investigating deaths of 2 crew members on different cruise ships Very little seems to be known so far, but multiple new sites are reporting that 2 crew members have been found dead, apparently separate accidents on separate cruise ships (or in ports of call). Details are few at this point and even speculative news is relatively quiet. Here is the report: From ABC…

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Jun

03

2015
Image from CNN Video

More Cruise Ship Safety Problems, This Time in China

In the U.S. we hear about cruise ship accidents, mishaps and injuries on a regular basis. The news media are quick to pick up stories about injured passengers, norovirus accounts, safety issues and countless other problems related to the cruise lines and their ports of call. Quite often, those are singular accounts – a person goes overboard, a passenger is assaulted, etc. Sadly, there is…

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May

29

2015
Fire in the Casino of Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas?

Fire in the Casino of Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas?

May 29, 2015: A new post on Events at Sea 2015 / CruiseJunkie.com is showing… From a reader: “I have family on board Royal Caribbean’s Allure of the Seas who have just contacted me to say that a fire has broken out in the casino. Apparently somebody dropped a cigarette and fire crews are responding.” Read this at the CruiseJunkie website: *Note: details not yet…

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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

13

2015
Cruise Ship Crew Member Question: Assault in the Genital Area, Do I Have a Case to Sue?

Cruise Ship Crew Member Question: Assault in the Genital Area, Do I Have a Case to Sue?

Cruise Lawyer Question: I Was Assaulted in the Genitals, Can You Help? This was a relatively unusual inquiry we received recently. A crew member who was working an even was struck in the ‘genital area’ by a passenger. In the incident mentioned above, does the crew member have a case for filing an injury claim for his injury? The answer depends on the specific details…

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May

12

2015
Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help?

Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help?

Cruise Lawyer Question: Was Traumatized on the Cruise Ship, Can You Help? This question came to use from a crew member who was being harassed by fellow crew members. Crew members work very hard to help the cruise lines run efficiently. Without their help, the cruise industry would not exist and it is the duty of the cruise lines who employ the crew members to…

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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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May

11

2015
Cruise Lawyer Question: While Asleep on Cruise Ship Slammed 6 Feet From Bed

Cruise Lawyer Question: While Asleep on Cruise Ship Slammed 6 Feet From Bed

Cruise Lawyer Question: While Asleep on Cruise Ship Slammed 6 Feet From Bed, Can You Help? This was a tough one to hear as the passenger was an 85 year old man who was woken from sleep, slammed from the bed and landing across the room. The passenger suffered injury, with cuts to his mouth and experienced back problems. Details of the inquiry and claim…

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