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Old March 8th, 2009, 10:41 AM
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A very unfortunate accident. And not the kind of publicity that MSC needs as it struggles to establish itself in the N.A. market. MSC is saying that the accident was caused by faulty tie downs on the dock in Palma Majorca and is the responsibilty of the Port Authority. Even if this does turn out to be the case, I think it's going to be an incident that won't go away if the injured passenger becomes a fatality.
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Old March 10th, 2009, 04:07 PM
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I agree, very unfortunate accident. I did read that the passenger that fell off the gangway is in stable condition and recovering well. Also the article stated that the port is taking responsiblity for the accident.

The four crew members that jumped into the water to rescue the passenger are to be commended!
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Glad to hear the passenger is recovering- I've seen very little in the press since it happened. And you're right-those crew members who saved him should be commended! It said they were suffering from hypothermia-is the water that cold off the coast of Spain? I thought it was sub-tropical.
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