• A Filipino crewman dies in an accident on the world’s biggest cruise liner
• The accident took place during a routine safety drill
• Four others, three Filipinos and an Indian, were injured in the incident
A Filipino crewman of the Harmony of the Seas, the world’s biggest cruise ship died in an accident during a routine safety drill.
The accident took place on Tuesday, September 13, while the cruise ship was docked at port in Marseille, France. Four other crewmen were injured in the accident, three of them Filipinos, while the fourth one is an Indian national.
As mentioned in The Guardian article dated September 13, 2016, five crewmen were on lifeboat during a training exercise when the lifeboat fell from the 5th deck of the Harmony of the Seas and fell 30 meters into the waters.
“One person has died and four suffered multiple injuries with two in a critical condition and two seriously hurt but stable,” a spokesman for Marseille’s marine emergency service said.
“The lifeboat became detached from the boat owned by Royal Caribbean, an American company,” a police source said.
In a statement, the Royal Caribbean said it regrets the death of the 42-year-old Filipino crewman.
“We regret the sad death of a crew member of the Harmony of the Seas that happened this morning during a rescue exercise in the port of Marseille. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and other members of our crew,” the company said.