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3 Chilling Facts About Cruise Ships

While cruise ships are a place of excitement and wonder, it’s not always sunshine and swimming pools aboard these ships. Getting injured is probably the last thing on your mind when planning a cruise ship vacation, but cruise ship accidents are more common than you might think.

Read on to learn some chilling facts about cruise ships.

The Facts

1. People die on cruise ships

While this seems grim—it’s because it is. The majority of cruise ship passengers who lose their lives tend to die of old age. However, other kinds of deaths common on cruise ships are as follows:

  • Suicides
  • Passengers falling overboard
  • Overdoses
  • Murder

Cruise ship insiders estimate that up to three people die on cruise ships per week, worldwide.

2. Every cruise ship has its own morgue on board

By law, cruise ships have to have body bags and a morgue on board. The size of the ship determines the size of the morgue. Cruises feature small refrigerators designed to hold one or two corpses, but a walk-in freezer may also be used, should there not be enough room in the designated refrigerators.

3. Cruise ships are major environmental polluters

Even though many cruise lines have attempted to reduce the amounts of emissions that their ships produce, they still pollute the oceans in a big way. Cruise ships harm the environment in the following ways:

  • Their bilge water is dumped directly into the ocean
  • Cruise ships generate nearly as much sulfur dioxide fumes are 13.1 million cars in a single day
  • Air quality on cruise ships tends to be about 20 times as hazardous as air in a busy city center

We’re Here to Help

If you find yourself involved in an accident aboard a cruise ship, our attorneys at Greenberg, Stone & Urbano may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Our team has helped countless others achieve justice, and we can help you, too. Don’t hesitate to contact our office with your case right away.

Call Greenberg, Stone & Urbano today at (305) 692-0055 to speak with a Miami attorney about your cruise ship injury case.

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