Cruise Ship

Allure Of The Seas

Incident Type

Passenger Death (Overboard)

Date of Accident

November 25, 2023

Location of Accident

En route from Florida, USA, to The Bahamas

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Introduction

A tragic incident occurred in the early hours of November 25, 2023, aboard a cruise ship en route from Florida, USA, to The Bahamas. A 16-year-old male passenger died after falling from his cabin’s balcony to a lower deck. Despite extensive efforts to save his life, including emergency medical attention and calls for blood donations from fellow passengers, the teenager tragically succumbed to his injuries at a land-based hospital.

Details of the Incident

The incident took place on the ship’s 3-day “Bahamas and Perfect Day Cruise.” The teenager fell from his cabin balcony during the night, resulting in severe injuries. Emergency procedures were immediately enacted, and the ship’s medical team, along with passengers, made concerted efforts to provide medical assistance. The ship’s crew arranged for the teenager’s urgent transfer to a land hospital once they reached the nearest port. Despite all efforts, the young passenger passed away due to the injuries sustained in the fall.

Operational Context

The cruise, which began on November 24, was a 3-day journey roundtrip from Port Canaveral/Orlando, Florida, with scheduled stops in Nassau on November 25 and CocoCay on November 26. The unfortunate event cast a shadow over the voyage, with the crew and passengers likely impacted by the tragic occurrence.

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