Three injured aboard two different P&O Cruises cruise ships

Posted on Friday, September 30th, 2016 at 4:50 pm    

Three individuals were airlifted via helicopter from two separate cruise ships owned by P&O Cruises, a company owned by Miami, Florida-based Carnival Corporation. The flights occurred in a window shorter than 24 hours last Wednesday, September 28.

One of the victims incurred a serious head injury while on-board one of the ships. According to the rescue team from Brisbane, Australia, the man who sustained a head injury while on-board the Pacific Pearl had to be evacuated for immediate medical treatment. A few hours later, two people aboard the Pacific Jewel were taken to a land hospital after falling ill. The details of their conditions were not revealed to the public. Both people were taken to Gold Coast Hospital in Southport, Queensland and were listed in stable condition.

Surely, falling ill while on a cruise ship can be very inconvenient and dangerous for an individual, especially since the necessary medication and resources are far from reach. If you are hurt in an accident on a cruise ship caused by the negligent actions of the company, you can take legal action against them. Seek the help of Louis A. Vucci P.A. by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344 to learn more about your options.


Second crewman of Norwegian Breakaway dies after training accident

Posted on Friday, September 23rd, 2016 at 2:00 pm    

More than a month after an accident occurred during a cruise ship safety drill on Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s Norwegian Breakaway in Bermuda, a second crew member involved in the accident lost his life.

Crew member Ben Buenaventura, a Filipino national, who was in the intensive care unit at Jackson Memorial Hospital since the incident, succumbed to his mortal injuries in late August. The attorneys for Buenaventura’s family, who lodged a formal complaint against Norwegian Cruise Line, announced the news last Wednesday, September 21.

Buenaventura was one among four crew members who were hurt when a lifeboat broke from its tethering and plummeted into the water during the ship’s safety drills. The first victim of the accident, 41-year-old Filipino crewman Diogenes Carpio, died at the scene.

Louis A. Vucci P.A. is committed to providing dedicated and personal legal representation to people who sustain injuries on cruise ships. Speak with a qualified member of our legal team today by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344 to discuss your case.


Two died when cruise ship hit low bridge in Germany

Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 10:14 pm    

Two ship officers aboard a Viking River Cruise ship lost their lives after the ship hit a low bridge on Main-Donau-Kanal in Erlangen last Sunday, September 11 at around 1:30 a.m. The Viking Freya was headed for Budapest when the incident occurred, according to gCaptain.

In a statement, Viking River Cruises said: “We are heartbroken, and company executives are on the scene to work closely with local authorities to understand the details of the accident. Guests may continue on their journey with a modified itinerary, embarking on the Bestla in Passau. Or, they may return home as soon as possible.” The ship’s wheelhouse was totally destroyed after the accident. The cruise lines’ future trips will not be affected by the incident, officials said.

Our team sees horrible accidents such as this one far too often and we know how difficult it is to recover. The thoughts of Louis A. Vucci P.A. are with the families of the victims of this accident as they mourn their losses.


105 injured on Puerto Rican cruise ship

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 2:37 pm    

Over 500 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a cruise ship in Puerto Rico last month after it caught fire. Although no one reported life-threatening injuries or fatalities, many required medical attention.

United States Coast Guard boats brought passengers and crew members into the San Juan harbor just as the fires continued to ravage the ship. Helicopters of the Coast Guard served as backup in case anyone needed to be airlifted.

The Coast Guard said all the passengers and crew members of the cruise ship were safely evacuated.

Exercising your legal rights after an accident can be a difficult process. Contact the attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344 so that a qualified member of our legal team can assist you with your case.