One crew member has died and four are in serious condition after a lifeboat fell from the world’s largest cruise ship, Harmony of the Seas, Tuesday morning.
During a routine crew safety drill in the port of Marseille, which involved the launch of several lifeboats into the water, one of the lifeboats fell into the water from Deck 5, with five members of crew onboard at the time.
A spokesperson for Royal Caribbean International told Cruise Capital: “We are sorry to share the sad news that a crew member aboard Harmony of the Seas has died of injuries suffered during a lifeboat drill conducted while docked at the port of Marseille, France. Four other crew members received medical treatment in the same incident. We are keeping our colleagues and their families in our thoughts and prayers.”
A 42-year-old Filipino crew member died from his injuries, and four others have been rushed to hospital, two of which are in critical condition. The cause of the incident is as-yet-unknown.