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Carnival Corp. caught polluting oceans; fined $40M

The United States government slapped a $40 million fine against Miami, Florida-based Carnival Corp.’s Princess Cruises for polluting the water.

According to the U.S. government, the Princess Cruises used a “magic pipe” to dump dirty water into the ocean off the coast of England in 2013. Investigators claim this instance of discharge is one among several wherein the ship dumped dirty water into the Atlantic, including off the shores of U.S. ports from Texas to South Florida and along the Eastern Seaboard in 2012 and 2013.

Cruises are among the favorite vacation plans of Americans because they are engaging, affordable and comprehensive. However, there are instances when one can become seriously injured during a cruise, which is a dangerous case because it can take hours before medical help can be obtained. Seek the legal assistance of our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344 if you sustain a cruise ship injury. We can help you receive compensation for the negligent actions of others.

Loch Ness cruise ship crew member has right leg amputated

Scottish cruise ship line Jacobite Cruises Limited was fined 8,000 pounds because of the injuries a crew member, 25-year-old Aurelia Thabert, sustained. The accident occurred after Thabert’s leg became entangled in a rope that was holding a Loch Ness cruise ship – the Jacobite Queen – as it was returning to berth.

Jacobite Cruises Limited admitted its guilt under the Health and Safety At Work Act at Inverness Sheriff Court on Thursday, October 27. Master Andrew Lach also admitted offenses under the Merchant Shipping Act. According to preliminary investigations, Thabert was trying to release a rope from the side of a lock when her leg got trapped in it. She was transported to Raigmore Hospital where her leg had to be amputated because of the injuries she sustained.

If you become the victim of an accident while on a cruise and have sustained injuries because of this occurrence, you can seek the legal assistance of our attorney Louis A. Vucci, P.A. by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344 so we can help you file the appropriate lawsuit against the parties responsible for your plight.

Injured woman airlifted from Carnival cruise ship

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.

Seek the help of Louis A. Vucci, P.A. if you want to file a lawsuit against those who are responsible for the cruise ship accident you suffered. Make cruise ships accountable with the help of our legal representatives by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344.

Miami-based cruise lines to offer Alaska trips by 2017

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.

Two died when cruise ship hit low bridge in Germany

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.

Celebrity Infinity collides with dock in Ketchikan

The Celebrity Infinity cruise ship, owned and operated by Miami, Florida-based Celebrity Cruises, collided with a pier in Ketchikan, Alaska on Friday, June 3. The incident is currently under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

In a press release issued on Friday, the Coast Guard said Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan investigators responded to the scene after the cruise ship crashed into the #3 berth at the Ketchikan cruise ship dock. The Coast Guard in the Juneau command center was informed of the accident by Friday afternoon. At the moment, no injuries or extensive damage to property has been reported, according to the Coast Guard.

Cruises are among the most sought-after vacation options in the country, as they are a relatively inexpensive and convenient adventure. However, accidents still happen while travelers are on holiday. If you were injured during a cruise ship trip, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance from the attorneys at Louis A. Vucci, P.A. by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344.

Royal Caribbean CEO eliminates last-minute discounts

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. chairman and chief executive officer Richard Fain announced on April 20 that the company adopted a policy starting in March that effectively eliminated the use of last-minute booking discounts on cruises longer than two to four nights in North America, the Miami Herald reported.

Fain said that the reason they used to do last-minute discount booking to fully book the cruise ship. However, he recently stated that this strategy negatively impacts short-term sales because guests who depend on last-minute booking do not see an incentive to book early. Additionally, the company does not gain revenue from those last-minute passengers.

Royal Caribbean Cruises, which is purported to be the second-largest cruising company in the world, reported profits of $45.2 million in the first quarter that ended March 31.

Our attorneys at the Louis A. Vucci, P.A., can be counted on to represent individuals who have been hurt during their stay on a cruise ship. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 to schedule an appointment with a member of our legal team.

Carnival Corp’s net income for Q1 reaches $49M

Miami,-based British-American multinational cruise company Carnival Corp announced on March 27 that its net income for the first quarter of 2015, or the three-month period ending February 28, reached $49 million, the Sun Sentinel reported.

Onboard revenue grew by 4.6% from 2014’s records; however, total revenue dipped by 1.5% to $3.5 billion from $3.6 billion during the same period the previous year.

Carnival Corp. president and chief executive officer Arnold Donald said the Carnival Cruise Line brand owes its good start to lower fuel costs and higher onboard spending and that its current trajectory seems to predict another strong year.

Despite all of the amenities that many cruise ships supply, it is frequently the case that passengers injured on or near the cruise ship are not able to receive adequate medical care, possibly resulting in exacerbated injuries or medical conditions. This is why the attorneys at the Louis A. Vucci, P.A., provide representation for those who have suffered injury or illness on a cruise ship, resulting in serious financial losses. Call our offices at (786) 375-0344 today to learn more.

Boy injured on cruise ship flown to the hospital by the Coast Guard

The Coast Guard evacuated a four-year-old boy from a Norwegian Breakaway cruise ship 100 miles southeast of Atlantic City after he suffered a head injury, NBC40 reported on July 28.

According to a report by a Norwegian Breakaway staff member, the boy fell from his bunk bed and incurred a head injury. The Coast Guard Fifth District Command Center was contacted around 9:45 a.m. about the incident. The helicopter crew managed to reach the cruise ship at 3 p.m. and carried the boy and his mother aboard to transport them to the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center in Atlantic City. Hospital administrators have reported that the boy is now in stable condition.

Cruises are a convenient way for many Americans to vacation, however, if an accident were to occur, there is often not proper medical care available. If you have been injured on a cruise ship, discuss your legal options with the attorneys at Louis A. Vucci, P.A., today by calling (786) 375-0344.

Carnival Triumph passengers seek damage compensation

The decision on whether passengers of Carnival’s Triumph will receive compensation will be announced soon.

Witness testimonies officially wrapped up on Wednesday, March 5, with U.S. District Judge Donald Graham saying he would issue a decision regarding damage payments at a later date.

The 893-foot Triumph departed from Galveston, Texas on Feb. 7, 2013. Part of the ship burned after a fire broke out in the engine room on February 10. The ship, which had been stuck in the Gulf of Mexico for five days, was finally towed to Mobile, Alabama on February 14.

Carnival management offered each shipwrecked passenger a $500 check, vouchers for future cruise trips, refunds for on-board expenses, and reimbursement for transportation and parking fees.

While cruises provide travelers with plenty of fun opportunities, people can become injured.  If you have been injured during your time on a cruise ship you could be eligible to pursue compensation. The attorneys of the Louis A. Vucci, P.A., specialize in representing people that have been injured on a cruise ship. Call (786) 375-0344 to speak with a member of our team.

 

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