Injured woman airlifted from Carnival cruise ship

Posted on Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 at 10:04 pm    

The United States Coast Guard evacuated an 87-year-old woman last Monday, October 24 at approximately 2 a.m. from Miami-based Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Imagination cruise ship. At the time of the rescue, the ship was approximately 58 miles northwest of San Diego. The victim needed immediate medical attention for a head injury she sustained when she fell after experiencing seizures.

According to Coast Guard officials, a Coast Guard MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter was sent to the vessel to airlift the victim. She was safely hoisted into the helicopter about an hour after the helicopter was sent to pick her up. An ambulance that was waiting at the Coast Guard headquarters on North Harbor Drive transported the woman to a nearby hospital.

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Miami-based cruise lines to offer Alaska trips by 2017

Posted on Monday, October 17th, 2016 at 1:49 pm    

In a ceremony at the Port of Seattle, Washington’s Pier 66 on Thursday, October 13, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announced that the 4,000-passenger Norwegian Bliss will begin cruise trips to and from Alaska in June 2018. Currently, the ship is being built at the MEYER WERFT shipyard in Germany,

Other cruise lines will also start cruising to and from Alaska, such as Princess Cruises, which will sail seven-day Alaskan schedules starting May 2017 via the 3,092-passenger Emerald Princess and 3,084-passenger Ruby Princess. Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. will sail for Alaska in the summer of 2017 via the 3,840-passenger Explorer of the Seas and the 2,466-passenger Radiance of the Seas.

If you sustained an injury during a cruise trip, hire the legal services of the legal team at Louis A. Vucci P.A.. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 so we can file the necessary lawsuit to make the people responsible for your plight pay for the losses that you incurred.


Court of Appeals finds for plaintiffs in norovirus lawsuit against cruise line

Posted on Friday, October 14th, 2016 at 5:23 pm    

In the case of Swift & others v. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, the defendant made an appeal regarding the court’s decision, which favored 16 claimants who alleged that Fred Olsen Cruise Lines did not perform their proper level of care. In particular, they say they failed meet provisions set forth under the Athens Convention of 1974, thus causing them to contract norovirus.

The judge asked whether the failure to implement the outbreak and control plan caused the passengers to contract the norovirus. In dismissing the cruise operator’s appeal, the Court of Appeals ruled that the judge that handled the case did so in an unbiased manner.

If you have sustained injury and incurred losses because of a personal injury accident that happened aboard a cruise ship, our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. can help you file the appropriate lawsuit. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 to see how we can hold negligent people responsible for your plight.


Sinking superyacht Masteka 2 rescued by Carnival Spirit

Posted on Thursday, October 6th, 2016 at 9:15 pm    

The $20 million superyacht Masteka 2 lost steering and started taking on water about 260 kilometers from Port Macquarie, a town located at the mouth of the Hastings River in New South Wales, Australia. At the time of the accident, after 5 p.m. last Tuesday, October 4, the yacht carried six passengers.

Two workers who were hurt during the incident were rescued from the ship before it sank. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority instructed Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Spirit to remain with the yacht until they could come investigate the situation and make sure everyone was safe.

Seek the legal services of Louis A. Vucci P.A. if you want to file a cruise injury claim against a cruise line. If the ship you boarded had any sort of defect and you or a family member were injured, we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 to learn more about the legal services we offer.


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.


Spirit of Baltimore cruise ship crashes into Fells Point pier

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:51 pm    

Spirit of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor cruise ship crashed into a pier at Fells Point in the city of Baltimore, Maryland while it was on its way back to berth at the end of a midnight cruise last Sunday, August 28. The ship suffering from minor damage and caused around 60 feet to be ripped from the pier, the United States Coast Guard reported.

The cruise ship had over 400 guests and crew members onboard for a midnight soiree. The deck was filled party-goers in celebration of an event called an “All Linen Affair”.

Spirit Cruises reported that two individuals were injured as a result of the accident, noting, “Spirit Cruises takes the safety of our passengers, community, and shipmates very seriously. The company is conducting a full investigation and cooperating fully with the United States Coast Guard.”

Inner Harbor cruise operations resumed the same day.

Our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. will do our best to recover damages for our clients how have been hurt onboard a cruise ship during a cruise trip. Employ the legal services of our cruise ship injury attorneys today by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344. Discuss your case with us as soon as you can.


Cruise ship strikes two cruise ships in Boston

Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 1:10 pm    

The United States Coast Guard reported that Boston Harbor Cruises’ cruise ship, Regency, struck two other cruise ships that belonged to the same company last Saturday, August 13. The ships were stationed at the Long Wharf pier when the accident occurred.

According to the Coast Guard, the Regency was coming to port at Long Wharf when some mechanical failures caused the ship to drift toward the place where the Rookie and the Aurora were currently anchored. Early investigations revealed that no people sustained injuries during the incident, but authorities are still conducting further investigations into the incident. No passengers were aboard the Rookie or the Aurora at the time of the incident.

Cruise ship passengers who incur injuries during their trips and are not properly assisted by the cruise ship’s management may not know how to handle cruise ship companies. Fortunately, Louis A. Vucci P.A. can provide legal assistance to those who want to right the wrong done to them by a cruise ship company. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 to discuss your situation.