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UK Man Killed After Wave Broke Window of Cruise Ship

March 16, 2014
Colson Hicks Eidson

According to The Independent, a passenger on a cruise ship was killed in the English Channel and another airlifted to shore after their vessel was hit by a wave on February 14.

This fatal accident happened aboard the British cruise ship Marco Polo, which is operated by Cruise & Maritime Voyages, as it headed for its homeport following a 42-night voyage. Water broke through a window of the ship, injuring several of the 735 passengers and 349 crew members.

An 85-year-old passenger died after being airlifted off the ship. A woman in her 70s was severely injured and was taken to shore for medical treatment. A number of other passengers received minor injuries and were treated onboard.

What are My Rights If I Was Injured on a Cruise Ship?

You have legal rights following a serious cruise ship injury. When a cruise line fails to maintain a room, lobby, sidewalk, parking lot, bathroom or another area of their property, you may have the right to pursue a lawsuit.

As a law firm with more than 40 years of experience upholding the rights of personal injury victims, Colson Hicks Eidson represents those suffering from serious injuries and their families. This includes our work helping individuals hurt in slip and fall accidents due to the negligence of a cruise line employee, unmaintained property and other dangerous conditions.

Speak with one of our attorneys today at 305-476-7400 to learn about our experience working on behalf of sophisticated clientele and our ability to gain successful verdicts and settlements for their claims.

Did You Know: According to, 172 passengers have died on cruise ships since 1979.

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