Two crew members killed in engine room explosion on cruise ship in Bahamas

Two crew members on a luxury cruise ship died in an 'explosion' in the Bahamas. The incident occurred on the Nieuw Amsterdam, a Holland America ship with a capacity of 2,100 passengers. The crew members were fatally scalded by steam in an engine room accident, prompting an investigation by authorities.
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Two crew members on the luxury cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam died in an explosion while the ship was docked at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas. The ship, owned by Holland America, had set sail from Florida for a seven-night Caribbean trip. The crew members were killed when a steam compensator exploded while they were working nearby, according to Florida maritime lawyer Jim Walker.

Passengers on board were informed of the tragic incident by the Captain, leading to a somber atmosphere among the guests. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation by the Bahamas Maritime Authority. Holland America expressed deep sadness over the incident and stated that the safety and welfare of all guests and crew are their top priority. The company is providing counselling to crew members and offering support to the families of the deceased.

The cruise line did not provide further details about the crew members who lost their lives, but confirmed that the Bahamas Maritime Authority is leading the investigation. Travel blogger Laine Doss, who was on board at the time, described the emotional atmosphere among passengers upon hearing the news. Authorities were promptly notified, and the cruise line is cooperating with the investigation to determine the cause of the explosion.

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