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Explorer of the Seas Two Crew Members Overboard

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Just saw this news release about  Explorer of the Seas on a Alaska Cruise. It seems two members of the crew went overboard while working on a lifeboat. Below is the link tot he story. 

Explorer of the Seas

Two crew members, reportedly working on a lifeboat on the Explorer of the Seas, fell from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship near Victoria last evening, according to News 1130.

The two overboard ship workers were apparently rescued by another vessel, which has not been identified yet.

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Oh my gosh, I never even heard that on the news.  Thank heavens they were rescued.

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Yes it almost seems like it was covered up. The Explorer of the Seas has a cable lift hooked tot he small boat. It looks like they are trying to lift the boat using a crane sling, but Explorer is underway, so the lifting of a boat is not allowed with crew or passengers on the boat being lifted. Several other boats are with a 100 meters. The cable from Explorer causes the small boat to flip on a wave and to crew members fall out of the small boat.  

 

Here is a video from a passenger on the ship.

https://twitter.com/etrepum/status/1020347128629956610?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1020347128629956610&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cruiselawnews.com%2F

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