Reports indicate Sunday there are five dead in a lifeboat drill gone wrong. The British-operated cruise ship the Thomson Majesty lost five crew members Sunday, the New York Post reported on Feb. 10. Three crew members were injured as well as the cruise ship was at port in the Canary Islands.
None of the 1,400 passengers aboard the Thomson Majesty were involved in the incident Sunday that left five dead in the lifeboat drill. The cruise ship was supposed to leave the port Sunday afternoon and was set to head to the Portuguese port of Funchal. The five dead crew members include one man from Ghana, one from the Philippines and three from Indonesia. The three injured were all men as well.
Xfinity notes that the lifeboat fell about 65 feet after a cable snapped, and the crew members were trapped underneath it in the water as it hit the water upside down. It seems the drill itself had been successfully completed, but a cable snapped as this lifeboat was being pulled up to the deck. A hook on a second cable gave way, sending the lifeboat crashing. Though the captain and rescuers responded quickly, five are dead in the lifeboat drill. However, the three injured men should all be fine, as their injuries are said to be minor.