A 53-year-old man who was injured aboard the Princess Cruises’ Emerald Princess was evacuated from the ship 9 miles off Galveston, Texas last Sunday, March 22.
The captain of the Emerald Princess contacted the Coast Guard at around 8:30 p.m. that day, informing them of a passenger that needed emergency medical attention to address a partially severed digit. The man, apparently, had a door closed on his thumb, almost completely detaching it.
Petty Officer Third Class Gerald Goss, a machinery technician who was aboard the emergency response boat, said they encountered no problems when transporting the victim and that the rescue “was a very smooth transfer.”
Cruise lines need to make especially sure that they take precautions to ensure that their passengers are safe due to the isolation of the ship. When cruise ship owners or staff fail to maintain the equipment or properly safeguard their stations, they put lives at risk. If you were injured on a cruise ship due to the negligence of others, do not hesitate to call our attorneys at The Vucci Law Group, P.A. by dialing (786) 375-0344 so we can provide you with legal help regarding your situation.