One crew member died and four other crew members were injured on Royal Caribbean's Harmony of the Seas earlier today.
During a lifeboat drill that was conducted in Marseilles, France, an accident occurred when a lifeboat, with five people on board, broke free from the vessel and fell.
Royal Caribbean confirmed the injury totals via social media.
Sad news to share that a #HarmonyoftheSeas crew member has died of injuries suffered during a lifeboat drill conducted in Marseille, France.— RCLcorp (@RCLcorp) September 13, 2016
Four other #HarmonyoftheSeas crewmembers received medical treatment. We're keeping our colleagues & their families in our thoughts & prayers— RCLcorp (@RCLcorp) September 13, 2016
Local news in France are reporting the accident occurred this morning when the boat detached from the fifth deck while it had five people on board.
Harmony of the Seas is cruising the Mediterranean and departed Rome on September 8.