In what is now the 19
cruise ship death this year, a Queen Elizabeth passenger recently passed away after complications
while boarding the cruise ship from a tender. The tender, a small boat
designed to carry passengers from ship to shore or port, is prone to becoming
detached from the gangway ramp and cause those boarding to fall into the water.
The passenger fell into the sea and despite the crew members’ attempts
to save her, passed away after being transported to the medical center.
The cruise ship staff released a statement expressing their condolences
for loved ones of the passenger. They also arranged for support for those
who witnessed the accident.
Weather Conditions Can Lead to Dangerous Circumstances
Tenders are especially dangerous when weather conditions result in volatile
seas. Just recently, a P&O cruise ship was forced to remain at sea
due to high wings. This set them significantly behind schedule. When passengers
returned after an outing, rocky waves delayed tender operations for over
When passengers were finally able to board the tender boats, the waves
made it difficult to do so safely. The small boats moved with the waves
and frequently lost alignment with the gangway. The crewmembers had to
carefully assist each passenger onto the tender boats.
Wrongful cruise ship deaths can occur for any number of reasons, but every
incident is equally devastating. If you recently lost a loved one in a
cruise ship accident, please reach out to our firm. As
Miami cruise ship injury lawyers, we may be able to help you obtain deserved compensation.
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