Tour Boat Carrying Royal Caribbean Cruise Passengers Sinks Off Coast of Cozumel

Various media outlets — including the Miami Herald — report that last week a boat carrying 10 tourists from Royal Caribbean Cruises sank off the coast of Cozumel. Passengers from Celebrity Equinox and Navigator of the Seas were impacted.

The 10 tourists literally had to ‘jump ship’ as the boat sank. Rescues happened quickly and so far, not notable injuries were reported.

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According to the Miami Herald, “Passengers were instructed by crew to head to the front of the boat but then jumped into the water when the vessel began to sink. The Mexican Navy and other nearby vessels responded to the incident, helping to rescue all 10 passengers. None had serious injuries, Royal Caribbean Cruises spokeswoman Cynthia Martinez said Monday.”

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/tourism-cruises/article193612034.html#storylink=cpy

This is the 2nd incident to have occurred in Mexico recently where Royal Caribbean passengers were involved. In December, 11 cruise ship passengers died when a sightseeing tour bus crashed as it was traveling to ruins in Eastern Mexico.

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Unfortunately, excursion accidents like this are not uncommon, with many leading to personal injury and wrongful death suits filed against the cruise lines. Waks and Barnett, P.A. has successfully handled many of these cases over the past 25 years.


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