Overboard Deaths

Cruise Ship Murders

Cruise Ship Sinkings

Cruise Ship Sinkings

Brunhilde Werp Passenger Death Costa Concordia Cruise Ship Sinking

January 13, 2012

Brunhilde Werp – Costa Concordia Sinking, Carnival’s Costa Concordia – January 13, 2012, Time of Death 9:45-4:00. Brunhilde Werp from Germany died aboard Carnival Corp’s, Costa Cruises’ Costa Concordia when the cruise ship grounded off the coast […]

Suicidal Behavior

Suicidal Behavior

John LaDuke Passenger Cruise Ship Death Caribbean Hanging

June 21, 2011

John LaDuke, 45 – Suicide Hanging, Carnival Freedom Passenger, June 21, 2015, Time of Death is unknown. John LaDuke, 45, was sailing aboard Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Freedom with family members on a Caribbean Father’s Day, […]

Accidental Deaths

Accidental Deaths

Captain Paris Katsoufis Notable Cruise Industry Death

November 27, 2017

On Monday, November 27, 2017, Captain Paris Katsoufis, 77,  who led Dolphin Cruise Line, Majesty Cruise Line and Cunard Line as president before going on to found his own ship management company, died in Miami, […]

Natural Causes

Natural Causes

Lorraine Rendall Passenger Death Aboard Norwegian Pearl

December 14, 2008

Lorraine Rendall, 65 – Natural Causes, Norwegian Pearl Passenger, December 14, 2008, Time of Death is unknown. Cruise ship passenger Lorraine Rendall, 65, from Wilmington, North Carolina was sailing aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s Norwegian Pearl in cabin […]

Natural Causes

Allen W Betz Passenger Cruise Ship Death Carnival Splendor

September 7, 2014

Allen W Betz, 82 – Natural Causes, Carnival Splendor Passenger, September 7, 2014, Time of Death is unknown. Date: September 7, 2014 Cause: Natural Causes From: Canton, Ohio, Passenger: Allen W Betz Cruise Line: Carnival Cruise […]

Cruise Ship Illness


Joseph Thomas Gavigan Passenger Cruise Ship Death Norovirus

February 5, 2011

Joseph Thomas Gavigan Jr, 80 – Norovirus, Celebrity Solstice Passenger, February 5, 2011, Time of Death is unknown. Joseph Thomas Gavigan Jr, 80, of Orleans, Massachusetts was sailing aboard Celebrity Cruises’ cruise ship Solstice when he […]


Tore Myhra Passenger Cruise Ship Death Miami Legionella

November 1, 2009

Tore Myhra, Former RCCL Captain Legionella Death, Liberty of the Seas Cruise Illness November 1 2009, Time of Death Unknown. Tore Myhra, 57, was a retired cruise ship captain for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) from Belton […]

Cruise Port Deaths

Cruise Ship Drowning

Cruise Ship Drowning

Katelyn A Blair Passenger Cruise Ship Death Norwegian Gem

May 17, 2015

Katelyn A. Blair, Child Drowning Death, Norwegian Gem Child Passenger Adult Swimming Pool Drowning Death May 17, 2015, Time of Death 8:00-5:00. On May 17, 2015, Colleen Blair, from Brooklyn, New York, was sailing aboard Norwegian Cruise […]

Cruise Ship Fire Deaths

Cruise Ship Fires

Portia Gumede Passenger Cruise Death Fire Prime Time

November 19, 2016

Portia Gumede, Cruise Ship Fire Death, Prime Time Party Boat, November 19, 2016, Time of Death 2:00. Portia Gumede, 36, from Gumede of Dlamini, Soweto, drown when Prime Time caught fire around 2:00 in the […]

Cruise Ship Drugs & Overdoses

Missing Presumed Dead

Missing Presumed Dead

Ms Hsieh Passenger Cruise Ship Death Costa-Victoria

July 17, 2014

Ms Hsieh, 53 – Missing, Costa Victoria Passenger, July 17, 2014, Time of Death is unknown. Ms Hsieh, 53, a Taiwanese-American, was reported missing from the Costa Cruises cruise ship Costa Victoria while the ship was […]

Cruise Ship Disasters

Cruise Ship Disasters

Lakonia Fire 128 Dead 95 Passengers 33 Crew

December 22, 1963

128 Dead, – Cruise Ship Fire, SS Lakonia Fire Mix, December 22, 1963, Time of Death 11:00-4:00. The passenger ship TSMS Lakonia, sailed by Greek Line, was sailing on a Christmas cruise on December 22, 1963 […]