Norwegian Escape cruise ship accidents, incidents and law news reports relate to a passenger vessel with IMO number 9677076, owned by the Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings company. Among the unfortunate events at sea are crew and passenger incidents (deaths, injuries, crimes), drug smuggling, shore excursion incidents, machinery malfunctions.
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Norwegian Escape accidents & incidents
At the Norwegian Escape CruiseMinus page you will find a complete list of the Norwegian Cruise Line Escape ship’s major accidents and cruise incidents. Reports are made by our own staff using official data from major online news media sources, Wikipedia and USCG (Coast Guard) reports.
Here we also post updates on NCL Escape cruise law news. They are related to recent crimes being investigated. Among those could be arrests, filed lawsuits, charges and fines, grievances, settled /withdrawn legal actions, lost cases, etc.
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- September 9, 2017, cruise itinerary Sept 9-16 (7-day Miami to St Thomas, Tortola BVI and
Nassau) was cancelled due to hurricane Irma. All scheduled until November Eastern Caribbean itineraries were changed with Western Caribbean. The September 2 cruise was shortened from 7 to 5 nights. All cancelled bookings received full refunds plus 25% future NCL cruise credit and reimbursement up to USD 300 pp in flight change fees.
Crew & Passenger Death accidents
- January 9, 2017, a 22 year-old male passenger jumped overboard from the ship’s deck 17 landing on deck 7. The young man died from the sustained injuries. The man reportedly committed suicide soon before the NCL Escape ship docked in port Charlotte Amalie (St Thomas Island, USVI). The accident occurred at ~4 am, and was reported by the ship’s Captain to the US Virgin Islands Police Department Investigation Bureau. The preliminary investigation confirmed the suicide.
- April 19, 2017, a male passenger was reported fell overboard. The accident occurred at ~3 am while the ship was south of and en-route to Road Town (Tortola BVI / British Virgin Islands). NCL Escape immediately started a search and rescue operation, assisted by the nearby cruise ships Celebrity Summit and Freedom of the Seas. The man’s bode was found and recovered at ~7 am. Reportedly, the man went overboard falling from the deck 14. The ship was on a 7-day Eastern Caribbean cruise from Miami (roundtrip itinerary April 15-22) visiting Saint Thomas Island (USVI), Tortola Island (BVI) and Nassau (Bahamas).
Drug smuggling incident
- June 13, 2017, a Belize news media reported 3 NCL cruise ship crew being arrested in Belize and charged with drug possession. A total of 2 kg of cocaine were picked up in Roatan Island (Honduras) and taken on the NCL Escape ship to Harvest Caye (NCL’s private island resort in Belize), with the intention to be smuggled into the USA. The 3 men (NCL ship employees) were charged with drug trafficking. The men (Derson Frank / St Vincent; Renaldo Roberts / St Vincent; Jamal Celise / St Lucia) arrived in Harvest Caye as port of call of a 7 night roundtrip Western Caribbean cruise from Miami (itinerary June 10-17) visiting Roatan, Harvest Caye, and Mexico (Costa Maya, and Cozumel).
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