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Passenger Goes Missing from Golden Princess - Presumed Dead

January 22, 2019

A cruise ship passenger is believed to have died this week after going missing from the ship on which she was traveling. reports that a 22 year old women went missing from the Golden Princess cruise ship as it was traveling from the Australian city of Auckland to Melbourne.

A spokesperson for Princess Cruise Line issued a statement,…

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Princess Ordered to Pay $242,000 for Crew Member’s Explosion Death

January 21, 2019

The family of a man who died in a cruise ship related explosion is set to receive $242,000 in compensation, Newsweek is reporting
The man died two years ago when he was working with gas cylinders which were used on the Emerald Princes cruise ship. He was killed when one of the cylinders suddenly exploded. The ship was docked at New Zealand at the time of incident. 

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Couple Says Cruise Ship Crew Member Was Having Sex in Their Bed

January 20, 2019

Newsweek reports that an Irish couple is claiming that they found a cruise ship crew member and an unknown woman having sex in the bed in their state room. 

Bobby and Mary Jackson were sailing out of Singapore’s Marina Bay on the Norwegian Joy cruise ship, when then stopped by their room and came upon the unexpected sight. “I could see the back of a man on the bed who was directly facing us and it was obvious he was in the middle of having sex with a woman,” Mary said. 

The couple reported the incident to cruise security, but…

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KIA Announces Recall of Thousands of Vehicles Due To Engine Fire Threat

January 19, 2019

Kia is announcing the recall of thousands of vehicles due to an engine fire threat. 

The company is recalling the automobiles due to a suspected problem with their fuel pumps. Reports indicate the affected models include:
50,000 Optimas
17,000 Sorentos
1,000 Sportages

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSB) is responsible for approving automobile recalls. Due to the ongoing government shutdown, the NHTSB is not currently…

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Category: Car Accidents

Passengers Sue Carnival - Claiming Injuries from Last Year's Tilt Cruise

January 18, 2019

A group of passengers who were affected by last year’s “tilt cruise” are now suing the cruise company responsible. 

Florida Today reports that three passengers who were aboard the Carnival cruise ship when it suddenly listed on its side on October 28, 2018, are suing the company…

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Cruise Ship Passenger and Friends Banned from Royal Caribbean after Dangerous Stunt

January 17, 2019

A cruise ship passenger and his friends have been banned from Royal Caribbean Cruise Line after the man posted a video of himself leaping from a cruise ship online. 

27 year old Nick Naydev jumped from the 11th floor of the Symphony of the Seas ship, which was docked in Nassau, Bahamas, as his friends watched. 

Naydev says that he had no idea how big of a deal his stunt would be. He told a Miami area…

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Fallout Continues after Cruise Worker Explosion Death

January 16, 2019

The fallout continues after a cruise ship worker was killed in an explosion nearly two years ago. 
The incident occurred in February 2017, when a cruise ship crew member was tending to a gas cylinder when it suddenly exploded. 

According to, the explosion, which killed 32 year old Allan Allarde Navales, occurred due to the severe corrosion of the tank. A report by New Zealand’s…

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Teen Dies after Falling onto Pier from Harmony of the Seas

January 15, 2019

A 16 year-old teen fell from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship last week, plunging to his death.

The boy, who was identified as Laurent Mercer of the French islands Wallis and Futuna, was reportedly trying to scale onto his state room’s balcony from the balcony of a state room next to his. He apparently had locked himself out of this room and was trying to gain access to it. Mercer slipped and fell, hitting the pier below. 

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One Killed in Fort Lauderdale Boating Incident

January 13, 2019

One person was killed and another two injured in a Fort Lauderdale boating incident this week.

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