Two crew members aboard Pride of America were hospitalized when they were injured in an accident Tuesday afternoon. It occurred while the ship was docked at Hilo, and EMS was called at 2:08pm, according to Hawaiian EMS officials. Norwegian Cruise Line said “officers were performing a routine check of the ship's Rescue Boat” when the incident occurred. Norwegian’s statement didn’t say exactly what happened, but local media said the boat fell about 45 feet into the water. Norwegian said that the incident occurred “during the recovery operation of the boat” (apparently as it was being raised from the water back onto the ship).
The complete story appeared in the July 29 edition of Cruise News Daily.