A British cruise passenger travelling aboard P&O Cruises’ Azura has died and nine others were injured after a bus they were travelling on crashed in Dominica.
The shore excursion bus was on a sightseeing tour of the island when it was involved in a collision. The cause of the accident is not yet known.
“A bus operated by a shore excursion provider was involved in a collision in Dominica on Wednesday lunchtime. The bus was carrying 12 passengers, including 10 guests from Azura,” a P&O Cruises statement read. “One passenger has sadly died of their injuries. Another 9 passengers were injured and treated at a local hospital, with the majority now discharged.”
P&O Cruises representatives are on-site at the hospital to support the injured and the next of kin have been informed.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone touched by this tragic event. Our employees and crew are working to do everything we can to extend support and assistance to those affected and their loved ones,” said P&O Cruises Senior Vice President, Paul Ludlow.
This is the second major incident to occur during Azura‘s 15-day transatlantic sailing from Southampton to Barbados. Last week, Azura was stranded in Ponta Delgada after developing an issue with its propellor.