TWO crew members have died onboard a cruise ship in an incident while calling in the Bahamas. Cruise line Holland America Line confirmed their deaths on March 23, 2024.

The company said: “All of us at Holland America Line are deeply saddened by this incident and our thoughts and prayers are with our team members’ families at this difficult time.”

The two crew members died while calling at Half Moon Cay, the Bahamas, during an incident in the ship’s engineering space on board Nieuw Amsterdam, the cruise line has announced.

The crew members died while the ship Nieuw Amsterdam was at Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas, the cruise company added in the statement.

“We regret to share that while calling at Half Moon Cay, the Bahamas, there was an incident in an engineering space on board Nieuw Amsterdam, which sadly resulted in the death of two crew members,” reads the company’s statement in the social media.

Authorities were notified and the cause of the incident is currently being investigated, the cruise line said, while crew members were being offered counselling.

“The safety, security and welfare of all guests and crew are the company’s absolute priority. We are offering counselling services to team members who may have been affected by this incident,” it was added.

The cruise line has not given any further comments on the circumstances of the incident, and didn’t reveal the names of the two crew members.

Their deaths are under investigation and authorities are involved.

The second of the company’s Signature Class ships, Nieuw Amsterdam, which has a length of 936 ft. and a width of 105.8 ft., can carry around 2106 passengers.

Holland America Line’s fleet of 11 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 470 ports in 98 countries, territories or dependencies around the world.

Source: Holland America Line.