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Five crew killed in cruise ship safety drill

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 - 00:36

Feb. 10 - A plunging lifeboat kills five crew members of a cruise ship during an emergency drill in the Canary Islands. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Five crew members died in an emergency drill on a cruise ship in the Canary Islands Sunday. The cables snapped on a lifeboat sending it to the ocean, where it fell upside down killing five people and injuring three others. The accident came as the crew was holding a mock rescue exercise on the Thomson Majesty. The Thomson Majesty, with five restaurants and two swimming pools, cruises to the Canary Islands, the Mediterranean and the Red Sea.

Five crew killed in cruise ship safety drill

Sunday, Feb 10, 2013 - 00:36

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