Barbara Davey, 56 – Head – Neck Trauma, Brilliance Of the Seas Passenger, December 12, 2010, Time of Death is unknown.
In a shocking case of cruise line understatement, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines called the injuries to scores of passengers aboard Brilliance Of The Seas during a storm the entire world was tracking days before Brilliance Of The Seas sailed right into it, “minor injuries”. Those “minor injuries” resulted in a head injury, coma and death to Barbara Davey.
Mrs. Davey, 56, a hairdresser, was on her dream cruise aboard Brilliance Of The Seas with her husband John, 61, a taxi driver when the ship’s captain deliberately sailed the plagued cruise ship into a severe storm in the Mediterranean Sea instead of seeking safe harbor.
The ship was tossed, trashed and scores were injured. Barbara was taken from the ship and later flown to Western General Hospital in Edinburgh, Ireland but died on January 7, 2011 as a result of her injuries.
Clive Garner, travel law practitioner at Irwin Mitchell, said Royal Caribbean Cruises must face up to the consequences of its flawed decisions.
“It is impossible to imagine the devastation that Mr Davey is feeling right now at the loss of his soulmate,” he said. “However, he rightly feels that questions ought to be answered regarding the danger to which passengers on this cruise were exposed.
“Royal Caribbean Cruises must examine the judgment of this crew in continuing to sail in winds of up 70 knots in a weather system widely reported at the time to have badly affected parts of Israel and Syria.”
Garner has filed a lawsuit on behalf of John Garner in relation to the wrongful death of Barbara.