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Crew Member on World’s Largest Cruise Ship Dies During Safety Exercise

Two members of the crew were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries

One crew member has died and four others have been injured during a safety exercise on the world’s biggest cruise liner, the Harmony of the Seas.

The BBC reports that a lifeboat carrying five crew members became detached from the fifth deck and fell 10 m into the water during an exercise that took place when the ship had stopped over in Marseille.

One member of the crew, a 42-year-old Filipino, died and two others were hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Royal Caribbean’s Harmony weighs 226,963 tons and boasts several luxury amenities, including tall water slides, surf simulators, rock climbing walls, a zip line, a basketball court and an ice-skating rink, according to the cruise line. It is currently cruising the Mediterranean and departed Rome on Sept. 8.


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