Are cruise lines like Carnival doing enough to prevent overboard accidents? Millions of people enjoy taking cruises each year. According to Statista, an estimated 13.89 million people from North America took cruises in 2018, and another 6.23 million Europeans also did so. While the popularity of cruises is undeniable, people still need to take steps to ensure that they remain safe. Cruises are considered to be generally safe, but there are some problems that can happen that may result from the negligence of the cruise liner companies. One of these issues that has recently been in the news is the problem of people falling off of cruise ships.
Prevalence of overboard incidents on cruise ships
Time Magazine reports that a spate of five presumed deaths from falling off of cruises occurred during the months of November and December in 2018. The five victims included both crewmembers and passengers. The list of incidents is as follows: