Crewmember Killed, Another Injured in Cruise Ship Rescue Boat Accident

Coral Princess courtesy Princess Cruises
Coral Princess courtesy Princess Cruises

One crewmember has died and another injured in an accident involving a rescue boat onboard Princess Cruises’ Coral Princess.

The accident occurred last Friday, October 24th, in Colon, Panama.

According to a statement from Princess Cruises obtained by Cruise Law News, the two crewmembers were inside one of the Coral Princess’ two rescue boats performing maintenance work on the hull of ship. When the boat was being raised back onboard the ship with the two crewmembers still inside, one of the cables that raises and lowers the boat parted, causing it to drop back into the water.

Both of the crewmembers were taken to local hospital where one of them died from injuries sustained. The second crewmember is reported in stable condition.

The crew member who was killed has been identified as Husnan Fauzan.

Princess Cruises is one of ten cruise brands owned by Carnival Corporation. The company operates 17 ships.