Report: Vessel was not adequately prepared to support maintenance work when crew member fell into his death
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) on Dec 16 revealed that the vessel was not adequately prepared to support maintenance work, nor was a satisfactory fall-prevention device provided when a crew member fell to death on Sep 17. The crew could only secure themselves by improvising techniques. The seafarer died on the vessel because safety rules were not followed at Livorno. When he fell, he was not connected to the ship's structure by two lanyards attached to his harness or wearing a flotation device, as required by safety regulations.
Crew member fell into the water and died
In the morning of Sep 5, 2019, a 26 year old Filipino crew member of the "Vision of the Seas" fell into water while the ship was berthed at pier 47 in Livorno. The accident happened while he was cleaning some external structures. Colleagues saw how the man fell from a great height, submerged and didn’t re-surface. The fire brigade from the port with Conero, the divers of Livorno and the harbour master's office started a search between two moored vessels, the cruise ship and the merchant ship "Star Juventas", with the "Cp 867" of the captaincy on patrol between the Molo Novo and the Alto Fondale. The body was found and recovered by divers some hours later. The crew who witnessed the accident was questioned. Italian reports with photos: https://www.livornotoday.it/cronaca/porto-livorno-uomo-disperso-mare.html https://www.fanpage.it/attualita/livorno-operaio-di-una-nave-da-crociera-cade-in-mare-e-annega/
Royal Caribbean returns to New Orleans after three-year hiatus
Royal Caribbean International’s Vision of the Seas began her inaugural homeporting season from the Port of New Orleans (Port NOLA) in Louisiana, US on 15 December, marking the first time the cruise line has visited port in three years. Vision of the Seas, which can accommodate 2,514 passengers, will be based at Port NOLA’s Julia Street Cruise Terminal until March 2019. The vessel will sail seasonal, seven-night itineraries from Port NOLA to destinations across the Bahamas, Caribbean and Yucatan Peninsula.Upload News