According to court records, Michelle Haasbroek was employed by Steiner Transocean Limited and worked as a spa facialist on board the M/S Crown Princess, a vessel owned and operated by Princess Cruise Lines, Ltd. Ms. Haasbroek alleges in court filings that she was raped by Eddie Yamile Santa Cruiz Reyes (“Reyes”), a cruise line employee, while off duty in a crewmember residential cabin. As a result of the rape, Ms. Haasbroek became pregnant and gave birth to a child.
Anthony J. Jarab, 24, resident of Niceville, Texas died early Wednesday when the boat he was a passenger of crashed into a channel marker in Choctawhatchee Bay in Okaloosa County, Florida. Per a preliminary report from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the vessel involved in the accident was a 22-foot Mako center console fishing boat that was being operated by Jackie C. Mott, 34, of Valparaiso. Two other women were also on the boat, Madison R. William, 18 of Niceville, Texas and Amber Doolan, 32 of Dripping Springs, Texas.
A 68-year-old man traveling on board the Explorer of the Seas is reported to have fallen down a flight of stairs on Tuesday sustaining serious injuries including rib injuries. Per reports, the ship’s captain contacted the U.S. Coast Guard command center in Juneau and a flight doctor recommended the medevac. A Jayhawk helicopter was sent out and the cruise ship passenger was safely hoisted up and then taken to a medical facility on land in Sitka, Alaska.
A Miami Federal Judge has ruled that a Royal Caribbean cruise passenger injury case can proceed to a jury. This case involves a fall in the Oasis of the Seas multipurpose auditorium. The passenger was participating in a Game Show organized by the cruise line. At one point, he was invited onto the stage. While making his way to the stage, the passenger fell claiming that he was not able to discern the twelve plus inch drop from the seating area to the stage floor. From this incident, the passenger filed a lawsuit in Federal Court alleging negligence and negligence design.
One man is missing from Florida Jet Ski accident which occurred on July Fourth. Henry Wise and Gavin Primm of Alabama were riding on a jet ski which collided with a boat near the Highland View Boat Ramp. The ramp is located near Saint Joseph’s Bay. Primm was pulled out of the water and taken to Bay Medical Center Hospital wherein he was initially listed in critical condition on but since been upgraded to stable. Wise was never located. The Coast Guard stated that his life vest was cut off by the boat’s propeller. Though the Coast Guard suspended its search, other agencies are still looking for Wise. The boat involved in the collision was operated by 19-year-old Robert Bratkinewiez also from Alabama. As of the date of this post, no charges have been filed against anyone involved in the Jet Ski accident. This is the second Florida jet ski accident involving a collision within recent weeks.