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Royal Caribbean liability for volcano deaths may turn on ‘act of God’ defense

Silhouette of a person wearing a headset in a helicopter looking out over the ocean at a distant smoking volcano

Reuters, December 16, 2019 (Reuters) – Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd’s potential liability for a deadly excursion to a volcanic island in New Zealand could hinge on whether the eruption was an unforeseeable “act of God,” according to maritime lawyers. Cruise ship passengers were among the tourists on White Island on Monday when it erupted. While no lawsuits have yet been …

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WATCH: Cruise passengers among missing on New Zealand volcano blast island

PortandTerminal.com, December 10, 2019 Passengers travelling aboard Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas are among the missing in the White Island volcano blast off the coast of New Zealand. AUKLAND, NEW ZEALAND – Six deaths were confirmed after Monday’s eruption of the White Island volcano in New Zealand. Five people died at the time of the blast or soon after, while …

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