13/09/2016 13:07 BST | Updated 13/09/2016 14:11 BST

Harmony Of The Seas Cruise Ship Lifeboat Accident Kills One, Injures Four

The injured includes “two whose lives are in danger”.


One crew member is dead and four others injured after an accident aboard the world’s largest cruise liner, after a lifeboat “became detached”.

The circumstances surrounding the incident are still to be confimed but they may have been taking part in an emergency drill aboard the 227,000-ton Harmony of the Seas.

A spokesman for the fire service told AFP the injured includes “two whose lives are in danger”.

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The Oasis-class cruise ship docked in Southampton, U.K., on Friday, May 20, 2016.

The liner is operated by Florida-based Royal Caribbean and has only been in service since May.

Dubbed “Europe’s biggest hotel” and costing £700,000,000, it is longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall and measures 66m across, the widest ever built.

Its amenities include 23 pools, 20 restaurants and even a park.

Its 16 decks can carry over 6,000 passengers and 2,400 crew members.