Mark Matousek, provided by Published 4:28 pm PDT, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 FILE-- The Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas during its presentation in Malaga, Spain. Two sailors who had been stranded at sea for 20 days were rescued by a Royal Caribbean cruise ship on Friday, a Royal Caribbean representative confirmed to Business Insider. less FILE-- The Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas during its presentation in Malaga, Spain. Two sailors who had been stranded at sea for 20 days were rescued by a Royal Caribbean cruise ship on Friday, a Royal ... more Photo: Daniel Perez Garcia-Santos/Getty Images Photo: Daniel Perez Garcia-Santos/Getty Images Image 1 of / 14 Caption Close Image 1 of 14 FILE-- The Royal Caribbean's Symphony of the Seas during its presentation in Malaga, … [Read more...] about Royal Caribbean cancels cruise after a construction crane fell onto its ship in the Bahamas and injured 8 people (RCL)
Eight people were injured after a construction crane crashed into Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas cruise ship at a shipyard in the Bahamas. The incident happened Monday afternoon at the Great Bahama Shipyard in Freeport. The ship was in dry dock and there were no passengers on board, said Royal Caribbean spokeswoman Melissa Charbonneau. "We are aware of damage to the dock structure and to construction cranes," Charbonneau said in a statement. "We are assessing damage to the ship." Eight people working on the ship were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment, according to the Royal Bahamas Police Force. All of them had non-life threatening injuries and most of them have been treated and released. Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship. (Published Saturday, March 23, 2019) It's unclear what caused the crane to crash and fall. Get the latest from NBC 6 anywhere, anytime Download the App Available for IOS and Android Follow NBC … [Read more...] about 8 Injured After Crane Falls Onto Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship in Bahamas
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Updated 8:46 am PDT, Thursday, March 14, 2019 FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Felicity Huffman and Loughlin have worked steadily as respected actresses and remained recognizable if not-quite-A-list names for decades. Neither has ever had a whiff of criminality or scandal tied to their name until both were charged with fraud and conspiracy Tuesday along with dozens of others in a scheme that according to federal prosecutors saw wealthy parents pay bribes to get their children into some of the nation’s top colleges. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) less FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2019 file photo, actress Lori Loughlin poses with her daughter Olivia Jade Giannulli, left, at the 2019 "An Unforgettable Evening" in Beverly Hills, Calif. Felicity Huffman and Loughlin ... more … [Read more...] about Olivia Jade Giannulli was reportedly on USC official’s yacht in the Bahamas as scandal broke
By Ron Hurtibise | March 5, 2019 at 12:56 am Travelers to the Bahamas should “exercise increased caution” when vacationing on the islands, particularly New Providence and Grand Bahama islands, the U.S. State Department warned in a travel advisory posted last week. The “Level 2” warning places the popular destination in the same risk category as Belize, the subject of a similar crime-focused advisory, and European nations with risks of terrorism, including Germany, Spain and France. The latest warning states that “violent crime such as burglaries, armed robberies and sexual assault is common, even during the day and in tourist areas.” Activities involving commercial recreational watercraft, including water tours, are not consistently regulated, watercraft are often not maintained, and many companies are not certified to operate in the Bahamas, the advisory said. “Jet ski operators have been known to commit sexual assaults against … [Read more...] about Violent crime up in Bahamas, State Department warns
Mary Hanbury, provided by Published 1:44 pm PST, Monday, February 11, 2019 YouTube/Fyre Festival Fyre Festival has become one of the most infamous failures of the decade. Since the doomed music festival unraveled in the Bahamas, many have referred to other schemes as "the new Fyre Festival." The image of a cold cheese sandwich tucked into a polystyrene takeout box will forever remind people of the broken promises of 2017's Fyre Festival, which has become one the most infamous failed events of the decade. The "exclusive" three-day party, which turned into a nightmarish event that left attendees scrambling to get away, resulted in a six-year prison sentence for creator Billy McFarland after he admitted to defrauding investors out of $26 million. Read more: Here's everything we know about Billy McFarland, the 27-year-old who created the disastrous Fyre Festival and who's now serving a 6-year prison sentence Since then, the festival has become a reference point for … [Read more...] about ‘Fyre Festival’ is becoming a catch-all for tons of failed events. Here are things that have been compared to the doomed ‘luxury’ festival in the Bahamas.