Crew member dies during lifeboat drill on Harmony of the Seas

Crew member dies during lifeboat drill on Harmony of the Seas

A crew member on board the world’s largest cruise ship died after being injured in a lifeboat drill.

Royal Caribbean International, operator of Harmony of the Seas, confirmed the death and injuries to four others in the incident in Marseille.

They were all reportedly in a lifeboat when it became detached.

The cruise line said: “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.”

The 42-year-old Filipino crew member died when a lifeboat, with five crew, became detached from the fifth deck during a safety exercise, according to local reports.

 It fell 10 metres (33 feet) into the water. Two crew members are in hospital with life-threatening injuries.

 The injured crew members included three other Filipinos and an Indian man, AFP reported.


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