Second Crew Member Dies From Norwegian Breakaway Lifeboat Accident

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After a tragic lifeboat accident which Cruise Hive previously reported in Julywe are now sad to report that a second crew member has died from his injuries.

The law firm which represents the crew member posted Ben Buenaventura, a Filipino who was a waiter onboard the 144,000 gross ton Norwegian Breakaway passed away at the Jackson Memorial Hospital in Florida.

Ben suffered from horrific injuries after one of the ship’s lifeboats fell into the water during a scheduled emergency drill. Three other crew members were also on the lifeboat at the time and one of them sadly died on the same day. The other three including Ben were taken to hospital.

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The lifeboat accident happened on July 20 while the large vessel was docked in Bermuda.

This is really sad news and out thoughts go out to Ben’s loved ones including his wife and 5-year-old son. He had been working for NCL for over ten years.

It’s been a terrible few months for crew members, just days ago one crew member died from a similar lifeboat accident on the world’s largest cruise ship. We’ve also reported on a recent overboard where a crew member jumped from the ship.

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