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Cruise Ship Lifeboat Falls Injuring Crew Members

Cruise Ship Lifeboat Falls Injuring Crew Members
Emrys Thakkar - Jan 7, 2018

A lifeboat fell from a P&O cruise ship while docked in Ponta Delgada, Azores which has injured crew members.

A lifeboat has fallen from the P&O Arcadia cruise ship on Friday, January 5 while docked in Ponta Delgada, a Portuguese island in the Atlantic. According to Cruise Law News 5 crew members were injured and one of them seriously when the lifeboat snapped from its lines. No further details were posted but passengers have posted what happened on Facebook.

The Crew Center site mentions that the P&O Arcadia crew were doing a scheduled drill at the time. The British based cruise ship apparently stayed in port until midnight so that an investigation could take place and assess the damage.

P&O Arcadia is currently on a 24-night round trip cruise which departed from Southampton, UK on December 16, 2017. The ships call in Ponta Delgada was the final before heading back to its homeport. The ship is 83,800 gross tons and can carry over 2,000 passengers at double occupancy.