A terrifying cruise ship accident in Playa del Carmen left a disputed number of passengers and individuals on a dock injured. The incident was captured on camera and the caught the eye of the wider internet recently, with the explosion that ripped a hole in the side of the ship “going viral.” A preliminary investigation into the cruise ship accident by the Port Administration of Quintara Roo faulted a mechanical failure with the ship. But officially, that has not been confirmed yet.

Mexican authorities claimed that some 18 people suffered injuries in the explosion, but other reports have the number at 25 people. The video is quite shocking, as the explosion occurs so suddenly and without warning. It will be very interesting to see what the investigation discovers about this jarring incident.

Cruise ship accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes the ship becomes grounded or literally crashes into another object. In other cases, an assault occurs on a cruise ship, or a slip and fall causes a passenger or crew member to suffer injuries. Or, in this particular case, an unforeseen problem or mechanical failure causes damage to the ship — and hurts unsuspecting and innocent people. 

However cruise ship accidents happen, and for whatever reason, the victims of the accident have been wronged and hurt. They could have a legal case depending on the circumstances.

Source: Travel and Leisure, “A Sudden Ferry Explosion in Playa Del Carmen Injured 25 People,” Aric Jenkins, Feb. 22, 2018