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September 13, 2016

Harmony of the Seas accident leaves one dead and four injured

One crew member has died and four others have been critically injured in an accident that occurred on a cruise line, Harmony of the Seas, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise.

One crew member has died and four others have been critically injured in an accident that occurred on a cruise line, Harmony of the Seas, operated by Royal Caribbean Cruise.

The incident occurred when a lifeboat, with five crewmembers, became separated from the fifth deck of the cruise and fell 33ft into the water during a safety exercise.

A 42-year-old crew member from the Philippines died after the incident, which took place during a stopover in Marseille, France.

"We're keeping our colleagues and their families in our thoughts and prayers."

The four injured crew members are currently being treated at a hospital, reported CNN.

Of the injured crew members, three are from the Philippines and one is from India, reported AFP.

Investigators are yet to draw a conclusion on the main cause of the accident.

Following the incident, Royal Caribbean Cruise tweeted: “We're keeping our colleagues and their families in our thoughts and prayers.”

Weighing 226,963t, Harmony of the Seas, the biggest cruise-line in the world, can accommodate 6,780 guests and 2,100 crew members.

The vessel, which entered into service in May this year, features a length of 362m.

Harmony of the Seas is taller than a 25-storey building and longer than the height of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

It offers several on-board luxurious facilities, which include 20 restaurants, 23 swimming pools, a theatre and a casino.


Image: Harmony of the Seas. Photo: courtesy of Kees torn.

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