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Cruise Ship Accidents Archives

Cruises aren't always fun and games

Passengers who are heading out to sea on a cruise ship expect a fun-filled adventure that lets them escape the daily humdrum of regular life. While many passengers will have this exact experience, it is also possible that some will suffer from an injury while they are on the ship.

Cruise ship crashes into Honduran dock

It feels like a story like the one we are to report on occurs every month or so, and unfortunately here we are yet again. The story in question occurred at a port in Honduras, where a 902-foot cruise liner that is capable of carrying nearly 2,700 people crashed into the rocks near the port after it approached at an unsafe speed.

Playa del Carmen explosion injures 25 cruise ship passengers

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.

Fire on Florida casino boat causes dramatic scene

A boat that takes passengers to and from the Florida mainland to an island offshore so that they can gamble at a casino caught fire recently, leaving 49 people in a dire situation that they thankfully escaped. The boat accident happened outside of Port Richey, FL. As it was leaving shore, the boat encountered some technical problems and the operator turned the vessel around to head back to shore.

Repairs needed after cruise ship encounters technical problem

Another day, and another cruise ship story that involves a breakdown of a critical vessel in the Carnival fleet. Today's story is from Mobile, Alabama, where the Carnival Triumph is begin held for a short amount of time as it receives repairs. The Carnival Triumph was returning to New Orleans from Mexico, but as it returned home it encountered engine issues. It was unable to maintain maximum cruising speed, so it docked at the Mobile port for repairs.

Cruise lines routinely destroy their video tapes after 30 days

If you are injured on a cruise ship, you should immediately retain counsel so that they can put the cruise line on notice to preserve that video evidence; otherwise, it will be destroyed. Although, if it is favorable evidence for the cruise line, rest assured that it will be preserved. However, if it is detrimental to the cruise line, it most assuredly will be destroyed after 30 days. 

Discussing some intricate legal points about cruise ship accidents

Cruise ships are not immune to the same accidents and injuries that can occur in other vehicles -- and, really, in any place around the world. People can slip and fall on a staircase, just as they can slip and fall on a cruise ship. People can get injured in a car crash, just as they can get injured if their cruise ship crashes. The operator of a boat or a car could act negligently, just as the captain of a cruise ship could act in a dangerous or negligent manner.

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