Cruise Law News has been contacted by two passengers this weekend, inquiring about a serious accident which occurred on the Oasis of the Seas. The passengers are describing the incident as occurring during a crew fire drill while the cruise ship was at the port in Cozumel last Thursday, January 27th. A crew member was badly injured and taken from the cruise ship by a medical team.
The captain of the Oasis made a number of announcements indicating that the crew member was in critical condition and underwent surgery.
If you were you on the cruise and have pertinent information, please feel free to leave a message below.
January 29, 2011: We received information that the accident occurred "during the mandatory drill an oxygen tank cracked and hit a crew member on the head. Safety officer broke his leg."
January 30, 2011 Update: a passenger comments below that a defective oxygen tank used during the fire drills 'took off like a rocket' and hit the crew member in the head and he was taken to Miami for emergency medical treatment.
January 31, 2011 Update: a cruise insider informs us that the Royal Caribbean crew member died on January 29, 2011.