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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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