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Accident onboard Norwegian Escape

The Coast Guard rescued two crew members severely burned in a Monday afternoon during an engine room accident onboard the Norwegian Escape while the cruise liner sailed off the coast of North Carolina.

“What we know is that there appeared to be an accident in the engine room,” said Public Affairs Specialist 3rd Class Ronald Hodges, a Coast Guard spokesman.

Because the vessel was more than 12 nautical miles offshore of the United States and the two victims were from the Philippines serving onboard a Bahamas-flagged vessel, the Coast Guard is unlikely to probe the incident, Hodges added.

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On Wednesday, the Coast Guard said that the injuries appeared to have been caused by a steam pipe that burst.

Coast Guard watchstanders at the Fifth District command center in Portsmouth, Virginia, were contacted Monday at 3:50 p.m. by the Norwegian Escape that the two crewmen, 25 and 26 years of age, needed emergency medical attention for second-degree burns, officials say.

The Coast Guard scrambled a Jayhawk MH-60T rescue helicopter from Air Station Elizabeth City, North Carolina, to fly 24 miles east to the cruise ship.

Hovering over the vessel, the crew hoisted up the two victims, accompanied by a ship doctor, and transported them to the Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport in Nash County, North Carolina. There, they were handed off to paramedics who rushed them to a local hospital with burns over about 50 percent of their bodies, according to the Coast Guard.

“Our crews train for a wide range of situations, so when we are contacted we are prepared to get people the help they need in a timely fashion,” said Thomas A. Botzenhart, Fifth District search and rescue coordinator, in a statement emailed to Navy Times.

Norwegian Escape rescue

Norwegian Escape rescue

Norwegian Cruise Line officials did not respond to email and telephone messages from Navy Times on Tuesday but issued a written statement Wednesday evening.

“The ship’s medical team immediately provided care and notified the U.S. Coast Guard. After evaluation, they were taken to a hospital in North Carolina for further care,” the emailed message said. “Our thoughts are with our crew members and we wish them a speedy recovery. The ship will continue its scheduled itinerary.”

Launched in Germany in 2015, the Breakaway Plus-class cruise ship was sailing to Port Canaveral, Florida, when the accident occurred but the incident did not affect the vessel’s voyage, Hodges said.

“Our reports are that the cruise ship was not disabled in any way,” he added.

The vessel is powered by five MAN V48/60CR-type engines that can put out 76,800 kilowatts of energy.

Online marine tracking sites showed the Norwegian Escape making nearly 8 knots and moving northwestward across Florida’s Canaveral Blight on Tuesday afternoon.

According to the Norwegian Escape’s website, the 164,600-ton cruise ship routinely sails to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, Canada, New England and Bermuda.

Crewed by 1,733 employees, it can host up to 4,266 passengers.”

Source: https://www.navytimes.com/news/your-navy/2018/11/27/coast-guard-rescues-two-severely-burned-crewmen-off-cruise-liner/

How We Can Help Cruise Ship Crew Members and Passengers

Helping Injured Cruise Ship Crew Members and Passengers

Caribbean cruise ship ports are expected to welcome more than nine million visitors this year —a record capacity. The cruising industry has shown no signs of slowing down. In fact, countries like Asia have begun preparing their ports to accommodate ships like the Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas – the two largest cruise ships in the world – in order benefit from the booming market.

Cruise ship vacations offer a getaway for families that requires little planning and a lot of adventure. As the popularity of cruising grows, so does the likelihood of accidents. Bad things can, and do, happen on vacation.

When accidents occur on a cruise ship it is imperative to take the proper steps to ensure you protect the evidence and follow the proper channels to take legal action. Our lawyers have seen cruise ship reports for drowning children, sexual assault of crew and passengers and missing people. If you have sustained an injury on a cruise ship, you should immediately contact an attorney for representation.

European Crew Center  has helped to recover more than $100 million dollars on behalf of injured cruise ship passengers and crew members. Our firm is stationed in USA and Europe, but serves clients worldwide. As a result, we can represent you or a loved one after an accident on any cruise ship, anywhere in the world.

We help represent both passengers and crew members in cruise ship injury cases. The types of injury claims that our  firm handles include:

Sexual assault

Rape

Limb injuries

Broken bones

Slip and falls

Injuries sustained while on excursions

Consult with a maritime investigator after your injury to determine if you should move forward with a case.. We can also be reached from overseas and offer all clients a free case evaluation.

 Why You Need a Maritime Attorney

Maritime law is complex and injuries that occur on the ocean differ from typical injury cases. For example, maritime law dictates that when a death occurs on the high seas (beyond three miles from shore) surviving family members can sue for financial loss, but not pain and suffering.

In addition the industry has very short statute of limitations, requiring passengers to notify the cruise line of a potential claim within a six-month period. The ticket you purchased from the cruise line may also dictate where the lawsuit must be filed.

An experienced lawyer can help you make sense of the intricacies of maritime law and can explain how they relate to you and your unique situation. With more than 100 years of combined experience, the lawyers at European Crew Center have a detailed understanding of the law. Our attorneys have been rated among the best lawyers in the world and are responsible for several landmark maritime decisions.

 

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Navigator of Seas cruise liner takes on water

Major emergency at sea as Navigator of Seas cruise liner takes on water after leaving UK

PANIC engulfed a cruise liner when staff wearing life jackets rushed to deal with a flood after the ship began taking on water in the Atlantic Ocean.

Passengers onboard the Navigator of the Seas vessel, part of the Royal Caribbean International company, described hearing a “loud bang” at about 3am on Sunday before the ship began to take on water. A crew member onboard said a „Bravo code” was used, which many cruise lines use to alert crew to a fire or other serious incident on board without alarming passengers. The crew member told site Crew Centre: “Captain announced bravo code at night, the crew bar was full and suddenly everyone started running.

“One of the stabilisers on the Navigator of the Seas broke and made a hole at the hull, they had to close an entire fire zone because it was leaking water like crazy.

Passengers onboard the Navigator of the Seas vessel, part of the Royal Caribbean International company, described hearing a “loud bang” at about 3am on Sunday before the ship began to take on water. A crew member onboard said a „Bravo code” was used, which many cruise lines use to alert crew to a fire or other serious incident on board without alarming passengers. The crew member told site Crew Centre: “Captain announced bravo code at night, the crew bar was full and suddenly everyone started running. “One of the stabilisers on the Navigator of the Seas broke and made a hole at the hull, they had to close an entire fire zone because it was leaking water like crazy.

“They sounded the alarm and there were crew walking around with life jackets.”

The ship, which had set sail from Southampton on October 26 for a 10-night tour to the Canary Islands, was forced to make an emergency stop at the nearest port. Crew members had managed to make a temporary repair until it arrived at the port of Vigo, north west Spain. Passenger Paul Edwards from Worcestershire said: “We were experiencing rough sea last night, and then in the early hours last night we heard a bang. “We were told there was a minor technical fault with the stabilisers and we had to dock in the Port of Vigo, Spain for 24 hours while they fixed it. “But, it was a major problem and we were on a ship hundreds of miles from land taking on water. “But what I am really angry about is that they are trying to keep it hush, hush.”

The vessel was due to arrive in Vigo on November 3 as a final port of call before heading back to the UK. Guests onboard were told the Captain is due to make an announcement about the rest of the scheduled cruise. The ship is still docked in Vigo with passengers offered only a 25 percent of their fare to spend on board the ship and 25 percent off any future fare with the company as compensation. Some fear they could be charged for extra days, with passenger Tina blasting on Twitter: “Currently on Navigator of the Seas, can totally appreciate the ‘technical problems’ but this change of itinerary is a joke!

“Just seems like a money maker for Royal Caribbean to me with the extra days at sea. 25 percent onboard credit?!”

Mr Edwards added: “It feels like being in prison. Can’t do anything, can’t go anywhere.”

Royal Caribbean said in a statement: “Navigator of the Seas is making repairs to resolve a technical issue. The ship is fully operational with no impact on its manoeuvrability or the safety of our guests and crew. However, because of time needed to make the repair, it was necessary to modify her current itinerary. “Navigator will now call on Vigo, Spain for an overnight stay on Sunday, October 28. It will then sail on to Gran Canaria, Canary Islands on Wednesday, Oct 31 and Tenerife, Canary Islands on Thursday, November 1. The ship will return to Southampton, England on Monday, November 5 as scheduled.”

The company added in an updated statement: „We have now addressed the issue and received all necessary clearances and approvals to resume our itinerary safely and comfortably.”

Some customers have also denied that compensation was offered, with one tweeting: “That’s, unfortunately, not what we are nearly getting!”

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1037825/cruise-southampton-canary-islands-Navigator-of-the-Seas-floods-Royal-Caribbean

How We Can Help Cruise Ship Passengers

Helping Injured Cruise Ship Passengers

Caribbean cruise ship ports are expected to welcome more than nine million visitors this year —a record capacity. The cruising industry has shown no signs of slowing down. In fact, countries like Asia have begun preparing their ports to accommodate ships like the Allure of the Seas and Oasis of the Seas – the two largest cruise ships in the world – in order benefit from the booming market.

Cruise ship vacations offer a getaway for families that requires little planning and a lot of adventure. As the popularity of cruising grows, so does the likelihood of accidents. Bad things can, and do, happen on vacation.

When accidents occur on a cruise ship it is imperative to take the proper steps to ensure you protect the evidence and follow the proper channels to take legal action. Our lawyers have seen cruise ship reports for drowning children, sexual assault of crew and passengers and missing people. If you have sustained an injury on a cruise ship, you should immediately contact an attorney for representation.

European Crew Center  has helped to recover more than $100 million dollars on behalf of injured cruise ship passengers and crew members. Our firm is stationed in USA and Europe, but serves clients worldwide. As a result, we can represent you or a loved one after an accident on any cruise ship, anywhere in the world.

We help represent both passengers and crew members in cruise ship injury cases. The types of injury claims that our  firm handles include:

 

Sexual assault

Rape

Limb injuries

Broken bones

Slip and falls

Injuries sustained while on excursions

Consult with a maritime investigator after your injury to determine if you should move forward with a case.. We can also be reached from overseas and offer all clients a free case evaluation.

Why You Need a Maritime Attorney

Maritime law is complex and injuries that occur on the ocean differ from typical injury cases. For example, maritime law dictates that when a death occurs on the high seas (beyond three miles from shore) surviving family members can sue for financial loss, but not pain and suffering.

In addition the industry has very short statute of limitations, requiring passengers to notify the cruise line of a potential claim within a six-month period. The ticket you purchased from the cruise line may also dictate where the lawsuit must be filed.

An experienced lawyer can help you make sense of the intricacies of maritime law and can explain how they relate to you and your unique situation. With more than 100 years of combined experience, the lawyers at European Crew Center have a detailed understanding of the law. Our attorneys have been rated among the best lawyers in the world and are responsible for several landmark maritime decisions.

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Its not docking!

It’s not docking! Incredible moment a massive tanker ship crashes into a dock after failing to weigh anchor

  • Huge container ship crashed into the dock in Mumbai and took out a chunk
  • Men can be heard shouting as the tanker rips through the dock before stopping
  • Nobody was hurt and it isn’t thought that there was any major damage done

By BRYONY JEWELL FOR MAILONLINE

PUBLISHED: 21:33 BST, 15 October 2018 | UPDATED: 21:33 BST, 15 October 2018

This is the incredible moment a huge container ship crashes into a dock after failing to weigh its anchor and takes out a chunk of the harbour. The ship can be seen approaching the dock in Mumbai, India, and men can be heard shouting as the vessel crashes into the dock. Although the collision left a hole in the side of the walkway, no one is believed to have been hurt in the accident and there was no major damage. In the short clip the container ship can be seen steadily approaching the dock but seems to drop its anchor too late. It keeps on moving closer to the dock and makes a loud crushing and banging noises as it hits the harbour. Three men can be seen watching the inevitable accident and shouting to each other in the moments after the smash.  It is believed the accident happened on Saturday afternoon at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port in Nhava Sheva, reports the Times Of India.

Chetan Kakde, senior inspector of Nhava Sheva police, said the ship had been trying to make a turn when it hit a portion of the jetty. In pictures of the damage it appears that the metal barrier on the side of the dock was pushed out of shape and multiple wires have been pulled up.

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6278989/Incredible-moment-massive-tanker-ship-crashes-dock-failing-weigh-anchor.html

We Can Help

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to a illness, or any other issues that arise due to a failure of crew members and other personnel to coordinate adequate medical care in a timely manner, then you may be entitled to bring a claim against the cruise ship operator for damages. Civil litigation against cruise lines can be difficult, however, as cruise lines have extensive resources at their disposal. We therefore encourage you to contact a qualified attorney who has experience handling complicated maritime disputes, such as those that involve medevac injuries.

 

Here at www.europeancrewcenter.com, our maritime lawyers have over a century of combined experience representing cruise ship passengers and crew members in a wide range of disputes with cruise ship operators, include medical emergency situations that may involve negligence related to on-board provisions and untimely medevac coordination. Unlike many of our competitors, we work closely with clients (and their families) throughout the litigation process and develop individualized strategies for every case.

 

Our offices are located in USA and Europe, but our firm has a global focus. We have successfully litigated claims in courtrooms throughout the USA and worldwide. No matter where the medevac injury occurred, we can represent you in the connected dispute.

 

Contact European Crew Center today to speak to one of our experienced maritime investigators for a thorough evaluation of your claims.

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