Elderly Woman Dies After Apparently Falling Into Sea During Cruise Ship Tendering Process

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Some are questioning the safety of a New Zealand bound cruise ship after it was revealed that a passenger fell overboard from it and died last week. The deceased passenger was sailing on the Maasdam cruise ship, which is owned by Holland America.

In an interview about the incident, published on NZHerald.com, an anonymous passenger commented that it was debatable whether or not the ship should have been tendering, due to the rough seas at the time. This seems to imply that the woman fell overboard during the tendering process.

Holland America issued a statement claiming that the cause of the woman’s fall is unknown. "What caused her to fall into the water is unknown at this time. She then lost consciousness on the platform and could not be revived by medical staff at the scene," the statement said.