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The Thomson Cruises Lifeboat Accident in the Canary Islands

Five people died and another three were injured today when a lifeboat fell from the Thomson Majesty, the newest cruise ship in the Thomson Cruises fleet that was docked in La Palma, Canary Islands, which are part of Spain. All of the eight people affected by the lifeboat accident were crew members of Thomson, which is owned by the German company TUI. The lifeboat fell off the vessel during an emergency drill, plummeting nearly 100 feet (30 meters) and then crashing into the water below. Although there were about 2,000 passengers on board the Thomson Majesty, none of them were involved in the emergency drill. Read more [...]