A crew member onboard Royal Caribbean’s Legend of the Seas suffered a serious spinal injury Wednesday while the ship was sailing up the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island on its way to Brisbane.
“We are sorry to share the sad news that a crew member aboard Legend of the Seas was seriously injured while performing her regular duties,” said Royal Caribbean in a statement provided to Travel Agent. “Our crew member is a 20 year old female from India.”
“Our crew member required urgent medical attention that can only be provided in a hospital. In an effort to provide her with medical care as quickly as possible, we contacted authorities and requested a medical evacuation by helicopter.
“We are keeping our colleague in our thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery.”