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Two Injured in Unrelated Incidents on Cruise Ship at Port Canaveral
According to WKMG Local 6, a man and woman were injured on a cruise ship docked at Port Canaveral on November 5.
A cruise ship called The Norwegian Breakaway has a homeport in Manhattan and makes frequent stops in Brevard County. The ship set sail from New Jersey and docked at Port Canaveral to let the passengers sightsee before leaving for the Bahamas when the two accidents occurred.
According to Brevard County Fire Rescue, a trauma alert was issued for a man who suffered a head and neck injury aboard the cruise ship. The man, who was an employee of the ship, was struck on the head by an unknown object. He was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Florida. Also, an elderly woman in her 70’s suffered a fracture from an accident aboard the vessel. According to authorities, the woman is in stable condition. Norwegian Cruise line officials stated that the two injuries were unrelated.
Passengers onboard the vessel said the cruise ship had some slippery areas but did not think that the high surf that day played a factor in the two accidents.
Cruise Lines Have a Duty to Protect Their Passengers from Harm
Cruise ship lines have a responsibility to ensure there are no dangerous conditions onboard vessels that can cause serious injuries to passengers. When cruise ship accidents occur because of poor maintenance, incompetent staff members or improperly trained employees, the cruise ship owners can be held legally responsible for negligence. Owners can also be held liable for cruise ship accidents that are caused by inadequate safety equipment or emergency precautions. Victims of cruise ship accidents often suffer catastrophic injuries that can change their lives forever.
Did You Know: In 2012, 5,542 people suffered from illness outbreaks onboard cruise ships.
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