Two died when cruise ship hit low bridge in Germany

Posted on Thursday, September 15th, 2016 at 10:14 pm    

Two ship officers aboard a Viking River Cruise ship lost their lives after the ship hit a low bridge on Main-Donau-Kanal in Erlangen last Sunday, September 11 at around 1:30 a.m. The Viking Freya was headed for Budapest when the incident occurred, according to gCaptain.

In a statement, Viking River Cruises said: “We are heartbroken, and company executives are on the scene to work closely with local authorities to understand the details of the accident. Guests may continue on their journey with a modified itinerary, embarking on the Bestla in Passau. Or, they may return home as soon as possible.” The ship’s wheelhouse was totally destroyed after the accident. The cruise lines’ future trips will not be affected by the incident, officials said.

Our team sees horrible accidents such as this one far too often and we know how difficult it is to recover. The thoughts of Louis A. Vucci P.A. are with the families of the victims of this accident as they mourn their losses.


105 injured on Puerto Rican cruise ship

Posted on Friday, September 2nd, 2016 at 2:37 pm    

Over 500 passengers and crew members were evacuated from a cruise ship in Puerto Rico last month after it caught fire. Although no one reported life-threatening injuries or fatalities, many required medical attention.

United States Coast Guard boats brought passengers and crew members into the San Juan harbor just as the fires continued to ravage the ship. Helicopters of the Coast Guard served as backup in case anyone needed to be airlifted.

The Coast Guard said all the passengers and crew members of the cruise ship were safely evacuated.

Exercising your legal rights after an accident can be a difficult process. Contact the attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344 so that a qualified member of our legal team can assist you with your case.


Spirit of Baltimore cruise ship crashes into Fells Point pier

Posted on Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 at 6:51 pm    

Spirit of Baltimore’s Inner Harbor cruise ship crashed into a pier at Fells Point in the city of Baltimore, Maryland while it was on its way back to berth at the end of a midnight cruise last Sunday, August 28. The ship suffering from minor damage and caused around 60 feet to be ripped from the pier, the United States Coast Guard reported.

The cruise ship had over 400 guests and crew members onboard for a midnight soiree. The deck was filled party-goers in celebration of an event called an “All Linen Affair”.

Spirit Cruises reported that two individuals were injured as a result of the accident, noting, “Spirit Cruises takes the safety of our passengers, community, and shipmates very seriously. The company is conducting a full investigation and cooperating fully with the United States Coast Guard.”

Inner Harbor cruise operations resumed the same day.

Our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. will do our best to recover damages for our clients how have been hurt onboard a cruise ship during a cruise trip. Employ the legal services of our cruise ship injury attorneys today by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344. Discuss your case with us as soon as you can.


Cruise ship strikes two cruise ships in Boston

Posted on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 1:10 pm    

The United States Coast Guard reported that Boston Harbor Cruises’ cruise ship, Regency, struck two other cruise ships that belonged to the same company last Saturday, August 13. The ships were stationed at the Long Wharf pier when the accident occurred.

According to the Coast Guard, the Regency was coming to port at Long Wharf when some mechanical failures caused the ship to drift toward the place where the Rookie and the Aurora were currently anchored. Early investigations revealed that no people sustained injuries during the incident, but authorities are still conducting further investigations into the incident. No passengers were aboard the Rookie or the Aurora at the time of the incident.

Cruise ship passengers who incur injuries during their trips and are not properly assisted by the cruise ship’s management may not know how to handle cruise ship companies. Fortunately, Louis A. Vucci P.A. can provide legal assistance to those who want to right the wrong done to them by a cruise ship company. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344 to discuss your situation.


Celebrity Summit returns to dock to unload injured passenger

Posted on Saturday, July 30th, 2016 at 3:28 pm    

Officials on board the Celebrity Sumnmit cruise ship decided to return to Bermuda on July 22 after a cruise ship passenger was injured.

Pilot boat St. David assisted the cruise ship with retrieving the injured man by rendezvousing with Celebrity Summit around 9:30 p.m. in the waters off the east end. The pilot boat docked at Ordnance Island, which is located within the limits of St. Georgestown, where an awaiting ambulance took the victim to King Edward Memorial Hospital for the treatment of his wounds. According to Bermuda news station Bernews, the man sustained facial injuries during a fall on board the cruise ship.

Although they attract millions of American tourists yearly, cruise ship trips can bring about unfortunate accidents, especially when the owners of the boat fail to properly maintain it. Cruise ships present unique injury risks, so Louis A. Vucci P.A. is here to help if you are injured on a ship due to another person’s negligence. Get in touch with our team by calling our offices today at (786) 375-0344.


Filipino man dies during Norwegian Breakaway’s routine safety drill

Posted on Monday, July 25th, 2016 at 5:15 pm    

A 41-year-old Filipino crewman on Bermuda-incorporated, Miami, Florida-based Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.’s Norwegian Breakaway lost his life after he fell overboard during a safety training drill while the ship was anchored at King’s Wharf in Dockyard in Hamilton, Bermuda on Wednesday, July 20. The victim was one of four crew members who were taken to the local hospital, a report from The Royal Gazette showed. The three other crew members sustained injuries of an undisclosed nature and were being medically treated.

According to a Bermuda Maritime Operations spokesman, the rope tethering of the lifeboat got loosened and it was left hanging from one wire, causing four crew members to fall into the water; one of the men who fell into the water broke his bones. The men were rescued by staff of the tour boat Aristocrat, who pulled the injured men ashore.

Acting Minister of Tourism, Development, and Transport of the One Bermuda Alliance Grant Gibbons said the government had already contacted Norwegian Cruise Line to talk about the matter.

The attorneys of Louis A. Vucci P.A. work exclusively with cruise ship accidents and have a unique understanding of how to help the victims of such incidents. Their thoughts go out to the victims and their loved ones.


Cruise ship accident caused by fuel leak

Posted on Thursday, July 21st, 2016 at 9:41 pm    

On Saturday, July 16, a cruise ship owned by the Iquito, Peru-based Aqua Expeditions exploded on the port of Iquitos, causing the death of seven crewmen and injuring 13 other individuals.

According to preliminary investigations, the tourist boat was being refueled near the banks of the River Itaya in the province of Loreto when the ship exploded, causing it to partially sink. The crewmen involved in the accident were doing maintenance cleanups at the time of the accident. Officials said a dive team from the Navy is conducting recovery efforts to obtain the bodies of five crewmen who were trapped under the vessel. Aqua Expeditions officials said that even though the explosion happened when the ship was refueling, they were refueling in a proper manner and following all safety guidelines while doing so.

Louis A. Vucci, P.A. sees the damage done by cruise ships due to negligence or pure accident. Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of the victims in this accident.


Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas’ eight-year-old passenger nearly drowns in indoor swimming pool

Posted on Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 at 9:14 pm    

Miami, Florida-based Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.’s 4,905-passenger Anthem of the Seas, which was heading on a one-week itinerary to Bermuda and the Caribbean from Bayonne in Hudson County, New Jersey, recently had an eight-year-old passenger who fell into an indoor swimming pool and nearly drowned, reports from the United States Coast Guard showed.

The child reportedly received cardiopulmonary resuscitation while onboard the ship, which cut its trip short and returned to Bayonne, so the child could be medically attended to.

Similar incidents have happened before. A four-year-old boy almost drowned in a wave pool in Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas in January 2015, resulting in a lawsuit against the company that forced it to station lifeguards beside the pools on the cruise ship.

At Miami-based America-British cruise company Carnival Corp. & plc, the parent company of brands that include Carnival, Holland America, Seabourn, Cunard, Costa, Fathom, and Princess, management requires children under 13 to swim with their parents.

Cruises provide a somewhat more affordable travel option for individuals and families. However, passengers may be exposed to the dangers of unique injury risks while onboard cruise ships. Our cruise ship injury lawyers at Louis A. Vucci P.A. provide legal representation for cruise ship injury victims. Call our offices today at (786) 375-0344.


Carnival Cruise ship goes back after girl gets seriously injured

Posted on Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 5:27 pm    

A Carnival Cruise Line ship was forced to go return to its Galveston, Texas port on Monday, June 13 after a girl fell down a flight of stairs and incurred serious injury.

According to a news report posted on ABC13.com, a Carnival Cruise Line spokesman said medical respondents evaluated the girl at the ship’s medical center after the fall and came to the conclusion that she needed to be taken back to land for medical treatment. She was in stable condition as she was removed from the ship.

Our attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. are committed to providing aggressive and dedicated legal representation to people who have been injured in cruise ship accidents. If you’ve been hurt on a cruise ship, contact us at (786) 375-0344 today.


Celebrity Infinity collides with dock in Ketchikan

Posted on Monday, June 6th, 2016 at 3:52 pm    

The Celebrity Infinity cruise ship, owned and operated by Miami, Florida-based Celebrity Cruises, collided with a pier in Ketchikan, Alaska on Friday, June 3. The incident is currently under investigation by the United States Coast Guard.

In a press release issued on Friday, the Coast Guard said Marine Safety Detachment Ketchikan investigators responded to the scene after the cruise ship crashed into the #3 berth at the Ketchikan cruise ship dock. The Coast Guard in the Juneau command center was informed of the accident by Friday afternoon. At the moment, no injuries or extensive damage to property has been reported, according to the Coast Guard.

Cruises are among the most sought-after vacation options in the country, as they are a relatively inexpensive and convenient adventure. However, accidents still happen while travelers are on holiday. If you were injured during a cruise ship trip, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance from the attorneys at Louis A. Vucci P.A. by calling our offices at (786) 375-0344.