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18 passengers were injured when a cruise ship in the Arctic Ocean was hit with ice falling from a nearby glacier.

Three passengers and a Russian crewman were flown to hospital in Tromso after the incident, which happened off the Svalbard Islands 300 miles north of Norway on Wednesday.

Two of the passengers have serious but non-life-threatening injuries after being thrown around on the ship when large chunks of the ice shelf broke off and collapsed into the sea.

Similarly, American cruise lines such as Holland America Line also provide cruise vacations to far northerly destinations and come quite close to glaciers. If this accident had occurred aboard a Holland America ship, all injured passengers would be forced to comply with its claims limitations appearing in small print on its tickets in order to pursue their claims.

For more information please review our section on Airline, Cruise, Bus, and Other Mass Transit Accidents.

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