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NBC Chicago reports that in February, Casey Holladay was sailing aboard the Royal Caribbean Mariner of the Seas when he went on the ship’s Skypad ride and suffered a horrible accident.
Described as a “trampoline and bungee jump in one,” Holladay when on the ride and eventually found himself crashing down nearly 20 feet below when the ride’s safety measures failed.
"I just felt the momentum release from my body that I wasn’t being held by anything anymore," he…Read Full Post
Most cruise ship passengers are unaware of the fact that cruise lines have a relatively high incidence of sexual assault, when compared to the ships’ rates of most other crimes. Put simply, cruise ships suffer more sexual assault and rape than most other forms of crime combined.
Recent data shows that the demographics most commonly victimized aboard cruise ships are women and children.
Though recent data shows an increase in the percentage of…Read Full Post
TravelPulse.com is reporting that, for the first time in maritime history, a woman is set to be the captain of a new cruise ship.
There are already several woman cruise ship captains across the globe. But, until now, a woman has never been selected to captain a brand new ship.
45 year old Serena Melani, of Liborno, Italy, wil pilot the Seven Seas…Read Full Post
In 2014 cruise injury attorney Jack Hickey was interviewed by INSIDE Edition relating to a client, who had been violently sexually assaulted while sailing aboard a cruise ship.
The woman, identified in the report only as Tristan, was sexually assaulted by two cruise ship employees while she sailed aboard a Carnival cruise ship. The crew members held her down in their cabin and violently raped her multiple times.
The report cites the fact that, according to court…Read Full Post
Last week, several cruise ship passengers were injured when the Norwegian Escape was struck by a powerful gust of wind while sailing through a storm off the Delmarva coast.
CBS News reported on the situation, publishing startling video which shows furniture sliding around the ship as the vessel tilts violently in the wind. The report also features images showing overturned chairs, and quotes a…Read Full Post
In this video cruise injury attorney Jack Hickey discusses why you should hire an attorney to handle your case and not try to handle it alone.… Read Full Post
Every year thousands of cruise ship passengers are sickened by illness outbreaks. The most common illness affecting cruisers is norovirus, which can cause vomiting, extreme nausea, and diarrhea. Because these illnesses can spread so quickly, cruise officials must act quickly to prevent contagion.
Today the British website Express.co.uk ran an article in which a cruise ship doctor discussed “the drastic…Read Full Post
Published reports indicate Carnival is pulling out of Antigua.
The website NationNews.com reports that Nathan Dundas, the president of the Antigua and Barbuda Cruise Tourism Association (ABCTA), announced the company’s departure, but did not give a reason for the decision.
He did announce that “ all four ships booked commencing next season November 2019 to 2020 – Breeze,…Read Full Post
Several days ago we blogged about the $3.38 million dollar verdict the family of a cruise passenger was awarded after dying aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. The man died of a after visiting the ship's infirmary while suffering a heart attack and being sent back to his room. The ship's medical staff apparently did not realize the seriousness of this condition. …Read Full Post
Recent stats, released by the U.S. Department of Transportation, show that cruise ship sexual assault continues to represent the vast majority of cruise ship crimes. And according to a recent NBC News report, the majority of these victims are women and children.