Lifeboat Broke and Fell in Water with Four Crew, Kills One



On July 20, a supposedly a routine drill on the Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship turned deadly for a 41-year-old Filipino crew in Bermuda.

All four crew members who were onboard the lifeboat were injured when the lifeboat they were on broke from its tethering and fell into the water, during the ship’s weekly safety and training drills.

Immediately all of them were taken to the King Edward VII Memorial Hospital for treatment, but one later died of his injuries.

His name has not yet been released.

NCL said it was “profoundly saddened by this loss”.

“The company is providing full support and care to those involved and is working closely with the Government of Bermuda and relevant authorities to investigate the incident,” it added.

The Breakaway, carrying  4,300 passengers on a one-week cruise, had arrived in Bermuda from New York yesterday morning.  It will depart tomorrow, as scheduled, NCL said.

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Source: Caribbean360