Cruise ship accident claim awaits Court decision

Holidaymaker awaiting High Court decision on damages claim 2694

A woman is waiting to hear if she can claim compensation against a tour operator after she was injured in a cruise ship accident on holiday.

According to the Blackpool Gazette, Anne Hunt is among a group of 17 passengers who were injured when the MV Athena cruise ship was hit by two hurricanes during a cruise out of North America.

Problems arose when the cruise ship encountered into heavy storms and strong winds en route to New York from the UK and one passenger died when they fell down a flight of stairs during the chaos.

Ms. Hunt took legal action against Travelscope Holidays, as well as Classic International Cruises which owns and operates the Athena, and the Arcalia Shipping Company on the basis the cruise should not have been made in such conditions.

However, being as the companies deny liability for the accident, the High Court will now rule whether or not she is eligible for compensation.

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26/07/2012 15:45