A crew member from Vision of the Seas which is operated by Royal Caribbean has sadly died after falling from the docked cruise ship.
Crew Member Falls from Vision of the Seas
We are sad to post that a crew member has died after falling from the Vision of the Seas cruise ship while docked in Livorno, Italy. According to the Maritime Executive, a 25-year-old Filipino crewman was working on the starboard side of the Royal Caribbean cruise ship on Thursday when he fell.
Many will say it’s impossible to fall overboard but in this case, it is believed the crew member was doing work which required a safety harness, It is not clear how he fell but it was when the ship was at Pier 47 at the Italian port next to a docked cargo ship.
A search was launched for the crewman after he fell into the water and divers from the fire department implemented a search. Sadly the body was later pulled out. We would truly like to send out condolences to the crew member’s family and friends back home along with his fellow crew members on Vision of the Seas.
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The ship was calling at the port as part of a 12-day Mediterranean cruise out of Barcelona, Spain. The ship as several more port ofc alls before returning to its homeport on September 15. The ship will return to the United States this October.
Vision of the Seas is 78,700 gross tons with a guest capacity of over 2,00 at double occupancy. The last overboard on a Royal Caribbean ship was on Symphony of the Seas when an Australian man was pulled from the water after passing away.