|5.1.10||Times Now reports forty eight hours after the suicide of a 23-year old woman (see December 31, 2009), her husband who is an onboard manager has gone missing. A subseqeunt report in Indian Express indicates he went missing after the ship docked in Miami.||
Crew member missing
Herald reports a former staff captain has
filed suit against
Caribbean Cruises, alleging he was seriously injured in an accident
September 2, 2005 aboard the ship. A cloud of toxic gas escaped
from ballast tanks into crew and passenger areas, killing three crewmen
The suit charges the company of failing to properly maintain and
its ballast tanks, which are used for balance. That, he claims,
resulted in the escape of poisonous hydrogen sulfide gas. This is a
different account than released at the time of the accident. As well,
the suit alleges that Royal Caribbean “represented on its logs that
venting [of tanks following the accident] took place only when at speed
and at sea” but “venting actually took place when the ship was not at
speed and even in port. "When the tanks are vented and the ship is not
at speed, noxious gas is sucked into the vessel and into the passenger
areas, including cabins, through air-conditioning intakes." He contends
Royal Caribbean “allowed deadly gas to leak into work areas and
passenger cabins for months following this accident."
On Friday, 27 January, at least 10 suites on deck 10 were flooded from a broken pool pipe -- carpet had to be replaced in rooms and in hallway; passengers given $150 each onboard credit. According to a passenger: "Huge mess! ... Loud air movers blowing all weekend. Some very pissed off passengers." According to another passenger: "the pool pipe emptied into the 3rd floor Claude's Dinning Room about 10 feet from our table and we were chased out of the dinning hall and had only JUST finished dinner. The people who had water in their cabins said they were moved from that cabin to another, then again and not back to the original cabin. For being flooded out of our dining room we received a plate of frozen "candies" and an apology letter."
On Monday, 30 January, Captain Joern Rene Klausen (38 years old) was found dead in his cabin at 4:15 AM before arriving in Los Angeles. Police boarded the vessel in LA and disembarkation was delayed until removal of the body. The death appeared to be from natural cases; authorities in LA will conduct an autopsy.
||Three crew members were killed and nineteen others injured
when they were
overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas while replacing a section of a pipe
to the ship’s sewage system. The broken line expelled about five
gallons of raw sewage and
unknown amount of gas in the starboard propeller shaft tunnel. No
passengers were affected but
disembarkation and embarkation was delayed.
||Accidental deaths and
burned by hot water when a valve he was working
on malfunctioned. He was performing routine maintenance on a
boiler in the engine room..
||The ship struck a shoal, began taking on water, and grounded as it was leaving Phillipsburg. Passengers returned to the port by tender boats. See: Report of Investigation into the Circumstances Surrounding the Grounding of the Monarch of the Seas on Proselyte Reef in Great Bay, Philipsburg, St. Maarten, December 15, 1998 , United States Coast Guard Report||Grounded
100 passengers and crew were reported to have
contracted Norwalk-like virus during the previous cruise.