The Amazon River has already encountered cruise ship accidents this year, but a recent accident onboard the Aqua Amazon cruise ship is proving to be more tragic. For reasons unknown at this time, an explosion occurred on the cruise ship, and a fire broke out. The fire caused the boat to sink and left many crew members injured, and a few of these crew members have lost their lives.
At this time, there are five crew members still missing from the ship. The number of missing crew members was originally seven, but two bodies were later recovered. A total of eight crew members have been hospitalized, and while five of these crew members are stable and receiving necessary medical attention, three of these crew members are being treated in the intensive care unit.
The timing of this cruise ship could have been worse had passengers been onboard the Aqua Amazon at the time the fire broke out. While it is horrific that these crew members suffered the consequences of a cruise ship fire, hundreds if not thousands of others could have been injured or killed if the ship was currently holding passengers. Continue reading →