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Florida Highway Patrol: Two Dead Following Fiery Miami-Dade Crash

August 25, 2019

The Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) reports that two people died in a fiery Miami-Dade area crash today. 

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Sexual Assault On Cruise Ship- What Do I Do?

August 25, 2019

If you have been sexually assaulted aboard a cruise ship, there are actions that you should take in the immediate aftermath of the incident in order to ensure your safety and to help authorities hold the perpetrator accountable. 

In the following video, cruise injury attorney Jack Hickey details the steps you should take if you are ever the victim of cruise ship sexual assault. Of course, the first action you should take is to seek a safe place and seek medical…

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Utah Man Sentenced to Three Years Prison for Cruise Ship Sexual Assault

August 23, 2019

A Utah man has been sentenced to prison for sexual assault, after he was accused of sexually attacking a woman aboard a cruise ship in late 2018.

31-year-old Saul Clemente Monago was sailing aboard the Norwegian Pearl cruise ship with a group of people when the group entered the victim’s cabin room on October 11, 2018. The victim was asleep when the group entered the room. 

Some time later the group left the room, leaving only Monago, who did not know the victim, and the victim…

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Family Of Missing Cruise Passenger Believe He May Still Be Alive

August 22, 2019

Earlier this month an elderly cruise ship passenger went missing from the ship on which he was traveling. After several weeks missing, the man’s family continues to believe that he may still be alive and adrift at sea. 

74-year-old Goh Hai Peng, a retired electrician, went missing under mysterious circumstances from the Genting Dream cruise ship on August 4, Newsweek reports. He was not…

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NBC News: Microbiology and Infectious Disease Expert Writes Off Cruise Vacations

August 21, 2019

Recently, the cruise world was shocked to learn that the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship had earned a paltry 77 out of 100 on it CDC sanitation inspection. Considering the minimum passing score is 86, the Fantasy’s qualification fell well into failing range. As the travel industry processes what this means, along with the many other recent negative cruise related stories of the summer, NBC News published an opinion piece by a prominent professor of epidemiology who emphatically states that she would never travel with her family on a cruise…

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Carnival Honors Men Who Rescued Passenger That Fell Off Pier

August 20, 2019

Last week two residents of St. Thomas, in the U.S. Virgin Islands, leapt into action to help a cruise ship passenger who had fallen off a pier into the water. The victim is a woman who was traveling on the Carnival Fascination, and had disembarked when the ship arrived at port.  Randolph Donovan and Kashief Hamilton helped to rescue the woman, who was reportedly in a wheelchair when she fell. This week Carnival held a ceremony in the rescuers’ honor. 

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Promising Miami Area Doctor Killed in Fall While on Vacation in Spain

August 19, 2019

The family, friends, and work colleagues of a Miami area doctor are in shock today, after learning he tragically fell to his death while on vacation in Spain last week.  

The Miami Herald reports that Daniel Sirovich was in the process of completing his medical residency at Kendall Regional Medical Center when he and his fiancee, Kristy Kelly, took a vacation to Sa Pedrera de Cala d’Hort, also known as Atalantis, on the Spanish island Ibiza. As the couple was…

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Video: Two Men Jump In Water to Save Cruise Passenger Who Fell from Dock

August 18, 2019

A woman in a wheelchair fell off a cruise ship dock in St. Thomas earlier this week, and was quickly saved by two local Good Samaritans. She was traveling on a cruise ship and had disembarked from the ship when she unexpectedly fell into the water. 

Two local entertainers saw the woman and immediately jumped in to help her. They were able to pull her to safety relatively quickly, and it appears that the woman did not suffer any serious injuries as a result…

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Why Do Doctors Prescribe Drugs Manufacturers Are Being Sued For?

August 17, 2019

Why Do Doctors Prescribe Drugs Manufacturers Are Being Sued For?

Latest Cruise Overboard Victim Was A Major UK Entrepreneur

August 16, 2019

Earlier this week news organizations reported that a cruise ship passenger had fallen overboard from the Royal Caribbean Symphony of the Seas. Initially the reports gave scant details about the victim and why he fell from the ship. Now, more information is becoming available as the details of the situation come into greater focus. 

The Mirror reports that the victim of the fall, 30-something…

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