Cruise Ship Passenger Dies In Jet Ski Accident

June 3, 2011

Another cruise ship passenger has died in an accident. This time, a 27 year old passenger aboard the Carnival Sensation, was killed last weekend while riding a jet ski in Nassau, Bahamas, according to an article in Examiner.com.

The name of the passenger, who was originally from Florida, has not yet been released. It has also been reported that at the time of the accident she was riding the jet ski with a young man who was injured and taken to a local hospital.

Cruise Line Says It Did Not Operate Jet Ski

Carnival Cruise Lines has released a statement expressing it's condolences to the victim's family for her death, as well as stating that the jet ski was independently owned and operated. Jet ski's have caused many deaths and serious injuries. The "water toy" is great fun, but, in the hands of an inexperienced or poorly trained operator, the jet ski could be a deadly weapon. Being taught how the personal watercraft should be operated is essential to a day of pleasure on the water.

Liability Yet To Be Determined

Despite Carnival's statement, a determination of liability will have to wait for the results of the investigation of the accident by the Nassau Police.

Cruise Lines may be found liable for accidents suffered by their passengers while participating in any of the following on shore activities, if the event was scheduled by the ship:

1. Diving
2. Surfing
3. Boating
4. Parasailing
5. Jet Skiing
6. Hiking
7. ZIP Lining
8. Off road excursions on bicycles, motor bikes, 4X4 vehicles like
Jeeps, etc.

If you or a close relative suffered an injury while on a cruise, we urge to contact a law firm with experience handling cruise ship injury cases. Please note that these cases are usually governed by the conditions established in the ticket, which often establish a term of six months to give written notice of the claim and of one year from the date of sail to file suit against the company. The Cruise Lines Injury Attorneys of Greenberg, Stone & Urbano, P.A. have handled many such cases over the years and can help you obtain the compensation you may be entitled to. Please visit our website to learn more about our firm and contact us today.