Cruise Ship

Celebrity Constellation

Incident Type

Crew / Passenger Death

Date of Accident

January 26, 2024

Location of Accident

George Town Harbour, Grand Cayman, UK

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Introduction

A somber incident occurred on the morning of January 26, 2024, on Celebrity Constellation while it was anchored in George Town Harbour, Grand Cayman. A 45-year-old Filipino crew member was found unresponsive on board, leading to immediate intervention by local authorities and medical personnel. Despite the swift response, the crew member was pronounced dead upon arrival at George Town Hospital.

Details of the Incident

The Royal Cayman Islands Police Service (RCIPS) was notified about the unresponsive crew member at approximately 8:30 AM (13:30 UTC). Officers and emergency medical personnel were quickly dispatched to the ship. After the crew member was offloaded and transported to the hospital, he was unfortunately pronounced dead. The circumstances surrounding his death were not immediately disclosed.

Operational Context

This tragic event occurred during Celebrity Constellation’s 12-day “Ultimate Caribbean and The Americas Cruise,” which began on January 24 and was set to conclude on February 5. The itinerary included ports of call in the Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, and Mexico. The incident brought a somber mood to the cruise, emphasizing the importance of crew welfare and onboard medical response.

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