Louis Cruises reported two fatalities and 14 injured when its Maltese-flagged cruise ship. MV Louis Majesty, was sailing from Barcelona to Genoa and was hit by abnormal waves. In a statement, Louis Cruises said the accident was caused by the wave hitting windows in a public area on Deck 5 on the forward part of the vessel. The impact resulted in the fatal injury of two passengers of German and Italian nationality while 14 more passengers suffered light injuries. The cruise ship is now returning safely to the port of Barcelona, Louis Cruises reports.
“Louis Cruises extends its sincere condolences to the families of the two victims and its full support to the injured passengers while expressing its deep sorrow for the incident. The vessel’s medical team is already providing all possible care to the injured passengers,” the company said in a statement.
The ship was on a 12 day cruise from the ports of Genoa and Marseilles in the Western Mediterranean calling at Tangiers, Casablanca, Tenerife, Lanzarote, Cadiz, Cartagena, Barcelona and was due to return to Genoa March 4. She is carrying 1350 passengers and 580 crew members.