Carnival Ecstasy is in the news again as a 71 year old woman was airlifted from the ship on April 15 after an apparent head injury.
The US Coast Guard took the woman to a Florida hospital as the ship was making it’s way back to its home port in Charleston, SC.
The ship has had a fair share of incidents over the last few years, with two in particular making headlines.
In January 2016, a crew member was crushed to death in an elevator shaft. Images circulated around the Internet after this terrible accident.
In September 2016 a passenger was reported overboard from the ship.
And in September 2014 a college student died after falling aboard the vessel.
While it may seem like Ecstasy is a “cursed ship” the reality is that accidents — even those where a passenger or working crew member dies — is not that uncommon.
Reported accidents on cruise ship happen frequently and a quick search online of “cruise ship accidents” will show many incidents from many different boats and many different cruise lines.
Personal safety aboard a cruise ship is a key concern and rules and regulations should be adhered to at all times. And while unfortunate — accidents happen — sometimes because they’re simply just accidents and sometimes they’re due to negligence on the part of the cruise line or its employees.
Want to Learn More About Cruise Ship Injury — Or to Report an Injury
Please call the law offices of Waks and Barnett, P.A. in Miami FL. The firm represents those injured on Carnival cruise vacations. Call 1-800-905-2891.