Cruise Ship Death off Cape Ann, MA


Kreindler & Keindler LLP is investigating an incident involving a 59-year-old woman who was pulled from the water after falling from a cruise ship about 10 miles off Cape Ann Friday night, September 11, 2015. The US Coast Guard launched a massive search after receiving a call at about 7 p.m. that a woman had fallen overboard the cruise ship, Seabourn Quest. The ship immediately slowed and began its own search and rescue operations. Seabourn is, a sister company to Holland America.

The ship, based out of the Bahamas, left Boston Friday afternoon on a 10-day cruise to Montreal and was bound for Bar Harbor, Maine. The woman's body was recovered by Rockport Harbormaster officials, who were searching the waters on a 24-foot Boston Whaler with emergency medical service personnel onboard, at approximately 8:30 p.m. off Rockport.

According to news sources, the FBI is now investigating the fatal cruise ship overboard accident. As of Monday, Sept. 14, the woman's name and the cause of the accident had yet to be disclosed.

Kreindler & Kreindler LLP is the leading law firm representing plaintiffs in the United States and around the world in transportation accident cases and other complex litigation matters involving aviation, maritime vessels, products liability, auto, train and other transportation accidents. The firm has represented hundreds of personnel injured and killed on tugs, freighters and other cargo ships, as well as people who have suffered injuries or death in recreational boating accidents and as passengers on cruise ships.

Kreindler partners Anthony Tarricone and Dan Rose are leading the investigation.