MÉRIDA, Yuc.- Relatives of the deceased passenger of the Carnival Triumph Cruise arrived Thursday March 20th, during the afternoon to claim the body. The passenger, George Uthuppu (54) was a native of India with American nationality.
The body will be taken to the United States, where it will be buried in accordance with the family’s wishes.
According to the autopsy, the deceased was under the influence of alcohol at the time. The cause of death was multiple trauma and a burst liver, caused by falling 30 meters into the water. Drowning was ruled out as the cause of death.
The United States Consulate in Merida made the arrangements to repatriate the body.
The accident was registered on Tuesday 17th, at 9pm local time, 55 nautical miles (101.8 km) from Progreso. The body was recovered by the Mexican Navy the following day, at 6 in the morning, and was taken to the naval facilities of Yucalpetén. It was later sent to the Semefo in Mérida.
The Carnival Triumph had sailed from Progreso, where it had docked on Tuesday. It was heading to its point of origin in Galveston, Texas.
It was the cruise’s first trip to Yucatan after a five day absence, when it was replaced by The Carnival Magic.
- Two years ago, in February of 2013, one of the motors of the Carnival Triumph caught fire while it was traveling to Progreso.
- The rescue after the fire lasted several days and gave rise to horror stories about the ship.
- Some months later, the cruise had another incident when its moorings dropped while it was receiving maintenance.
more recommended stories
New air route Merida-Villahermosa
Viva Aerobus, Mexico’s ultra-low-cost airline, with.
Criminology expert warns about possible increase of organized crime activity in Yucatán
“Poverty levels in the state of.
Canadian and American citizens visited SSP facility in Mérida
Canadian and American citizens residing in.
Progreso Yucatecan terminal will expand its capacity
The Energy Regulatory Commission (Comisión Regulatoria.
Spanish-speaking worker fired after refusing to help English-speaking customers at Taco Bell in Florida
A Spanish-speaking Taco Bell worker in.
Magical towns of Quintana Roo prove to be profitable tourist destinations
The magical towns Bacalar, Tulum and.
Mexican scientists use natural fireflies process to evaluate anticancer agents
Experts from the National Autonomous University.
“Huaxim” Yucatecan endemic tree is key for the “livestock of the future” national program
Yucatecan cattlemen contributed with their experiences.
Quintana Roo state authorities are working towards an economy with zero net carbon emissions
Quintana Roo is working towards an.
Yucatan Historical and Cultural Atlas Week (Sep. 17 to 23)
The Cultural Week of the Historical.