Four people were injured on board of cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway during a lifeboat accident, while the vessel was docked at Bermuda. The lifeboat had fallen from the cruise ship during a routine drill and left hanging from one wire, which resulted in slumping of four crew members into the water. The rescue boat flipped upside down in the water with its hull partially showing. After the accident, the four seamen were taken to the hospital, as one of them suffered life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition. There were no injured people from the passengers on board of cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway.
The local authorities will follow investigation for the accident and responsible for the injury of the people. The vessel will be inspected until released to resume the Caribbean voyage.
The cruise ship Norwegian Breakaway (IMO: 9606912) has overall length of 324.00 m, moulded beam of 42.00 m and maximum draft of 9.00 m. The vessel has deadweight of 11,000 DWT and gross tonnage of 145,655 GRT. The ship was built in 2013 in Meyer Neptun Papenburg shipyard in Germany. The vessel is owned and operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines.
Video from the accident: