Family of White Island volcano victim knocked back by travel insurer because he was “touring”
August 27, 2021
The mother of a man who was killed by the volcanic eruption said the loss of life claim her family made on her son’s insurance was knocked back on a technicality.
Royal Caribbean avoids charges over White Island tragedy
June 10, 2021
The cruise line, which carried 24 Australians to the island on the day of the tragic eruption, is not among the 13 parties facing charges from New Zealand’s work safety watchdog.
New Zealand’s emergency authority pleads not guilty to charges over White Island tragedy
June 4, 2021
The agency is just one of 13 parties and individuals facing charges over the deaths of 22 people during the volcanic disaster on White Island.
Royal Caribbean is taking legal action against victims of the White Island tragedy
January 13, 2021
The cruise giant has applied to the Australian Federal Court in an attempt to prohibit two families affected by the disaster from pursuing legal proceedings.
Travel companies among 13 parties charged over White Island tragedy
November 30, 2020
The eruption resulted in 22 deaths, with many still recovering from the traumatic event that occurred during a cruise ship excursion on the New Zealand island last year.
Families to sue Royal Caribbean over White Island volcano tragedy
April 27, 2020
The cruise giant will face a class action from the families of tourists killed in the White Island volcano eruption for alleged negligence.
Cruise line suspends all active volcano tours following White Island tragedy
December 19, 2019
A cruise line has decided it is too risky to continue sending passengers on ground excursions that include tours of active volcanos.
White Island/Whakaari tragedy: Missing victims may never be found
December 18, 2019
New Zealand police have conceded the chances of finding the two missing victims of the White Island eruption are slim.
Passenger slams Royal Caribbean’s handling of White Island tragedy, as death toll continues to climb
December 16, 2019
Passengers onboard the Royal Caribbean cruise have expressed their disapproval with the way the cruise line handled the tragic event, with one going as far as calling Ovation fo the Seas a “prison ship”.
Rescuers recover six bodies after White Island eruption
December 13, 2019
New Zealand authorities have begun the process of retrieving the bodies of the remaining victims of the tragic volcanic eruption on New Zealand’s White Island.