7:12 pm, Sun 10 Feb 2013 Five dead on cruise ship
Transport union: 'Issue of safety' in cruise ship mishap
The National Union for Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT) have responded to the cruise ship accident, which left five crew members dead, after a lifeboat fell from the cruise ship. RMT general secretary said:
The thoughts of all seafarers will be with the friends and families of those who have lost their lives in this tragic incident.
Once again the spotlight is on the issue of safety in the UK shipping and cruise industry and RMT awaits the outcome of the investigation and recommendations that can prevent any repetition of today's shocking events.
6:55 pm, Sun 10 Feb 2013 Five dead on cruise ship
Nationalities of five killed in ship mishap identified
Five crew members, who died after a lifeboat from a cruise ship, which fell into the sea at port in the Canary Islands, were all men.
Three of the crew members were from Indonesia, one was from the Philippines and the fifth was from Ghana.
One of the three injured was discharged from hospital, with the other two also expected to be allowed to leave shortly.
Investigators are trying to determine what caused the lifeboat to plummet into the water before capsizing.
6:49 pm, Sun 10 Feb 2013 Five dead on cruise ship
Thomson Cruises: Five crew fatalities confirmed
Thomson Cruises have confirmed that several crew members from their cruise ship had died after falling overboard a cruise ship, during a routine emergency drill.
In a statement, the tour company said:
There have sadly been five crew fatalities and three crew injuries.
4:56 pm, Sun 10 Feb 2013 Five dead on cruise ship
Foreign Office 'aware' of cruise ship accident
The Foreign Office have responded to an incident where five people died after a lifeboat fell from a cruise ship in the Canary Islands.
The ship's operator- UK-based tour company Thomson Cruises- said the incident in the port of Santa Cruz in La Palma involved the vessel's crew. A Foreign Office spokesman said:
We are aware, and we are seeking further information.
4:24 pm, Sun 10 Feb 2013 Five dead on cruise ship
Emergency services attend to cruise ship accident
Emergency services attended to a cruise ship accident where reportedly five crew members died after falling overboard a cruise ship, during a routine emergency drill.
Television images showed a small, white two-hulled lifeboat capsized beside the ship.
It was not immediately clear if there were any other people in the lifeboat when it crashed into the sea, or whether the Thomson Majesty ship had any passengers on it.
4:22 pm, Sun 10 Feb 2013 Five dead on cruise ship
Lifeboat from cruise ship still in water
The first pictures that have emerged showing the Thomson Majesty cruise ship, on which five people died, show that one lifeboat still in the water.
Thomson Majesty docked in the port of Santa Cruz in the Canary Islands
The upturned white hull of one of the ship's lifeboats can be seen next to a local Coatsguard vessel
4:13 pm, Sun 10 Feb 2013 Five dead on cruise ship
Thomson Cruises to 'give assistance' after ship mishap
Thomson Cruises has issued a statement after five crew members were reported to have died, falling overboard from one of their cruise ships in the Canary Islands. The UK firm said:
[We are] aware of an incident involving the ship's crew on board Thomson Majesty, in La Palma, Canary Islands this afternoon.
We are working closely with the ship owners and managers, Louis Cruises, to determine exactly what has happened and provide assistance to those affected by the incident.
3:57 pm, Sun 10 Feb 2013 Five dead on cruise ship
Local media: Crew members died during routine drill
Five people who died after falling overboard a British-registered cruise ship, the Thomson Majesty, were members of the ship's crew,
Spanish media Canaria Ahoras is reporting.
The crew members were conducting a routine rescue manoeuvre, when the cable crane of the lifeboat snapped, trapping all eight crew members under the hull of the small boat while it was carry out the emergency drill.
3:44 pm, Sun 10 Feb 2013 Five dead on cruise ship
Report: Five people fell overboard the Thomson Majesty
Five people who died after falling overboard from a cruise ship in the Canary Islands were on the British registered Thomson Majesty,
Spanish national broadcaster RTVE are reporting.
The company ship said they would be making an "emergency" drill after a lifeboat fell into the sea.