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Cruise Law News

A temporary power outage on Cunard’s Queen Mary 2 in September was caused by the “catastrophic failure of a capacitor and explosion in an 11kV harmonic filter” on the vessel, according to the U.K.’s Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) which issued a marine safety report yesterday.

On September 23rd, the Queen Mary 2 was approaching Barcelona early in the morning when the vessel lost lights and power, causing the cruise ship to drift off of the coast of Spain.  No explanation for the power failure was provided by the Captain or the cruise line.

Clelia II cruise ship

The partially disabled Clelia II cruise ship is facing extreme weather conditions with 88 U.S. passengers aboard as it limps back to port in Argentina after one of its engines stopped working.

Operated by Polar Cruises, (but see comments below), the Clelia II is a Antarctica explorer vessel with a crew of around 77.   The cruise ship experienced limited maneuverability as it was navigating through the Drake Passage to Ushuaia, Argentina some 845 kilometers away.  The Buenos Aires Herald reported that the wind was blowing at about 90 km and the weather conditions were harsh.

Cruise Law News : Maritime Lawyer & Attorney : James M. Walker : Walker & O’Neill Law Firm : Admiralty Law, Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries

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CBS News is reporting that a "ferocious winter storm" pounded Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas as the cruise ship was heading into port in Alexandria, Egypt yesterday.  

Cruise Law News : Maritime Lawyer & Attorney : James M. Walker : Walker & O’Neill Law Firm : Admiralty Law, Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries

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We have blogged regularly about the danger of children being sexually abused on cruises, particularly aboard Royal Caribbean cruise ships.  In our experience, if your child is going to be sexually abused during a cruise – the chances are likely it will occur on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.

Cruise Law News : Maritime Lawyer & Attorney : James M. Walker : Walker & O’Neill Law Firm : Admiralty Law, Cruise Ship Accidents & Injuries

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A judge in Illinois rejected a request by a man accused of being a sexual predator to go on a cruise with his wife.