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One dead and four injured following lifeboat drill on world’s biggest cruise liner

Harmony of the Sea
Harmony of the Sea

One crew member has died and four others were injured after a lifeboat accident on the world's largest cruise liner.

The incident occurred on Harmony of the Seas during a safety drill when the ship was docked in the French port of Marseille.

The Royal Caribbean ship is 1,188ft long and can hold around 9,000 guests and crew.

A statement issued by the company read: "We are sorry to share the sad news that a crew member aboard Harmony of the Seas has died of injuries suffered during a lifeboat drill conducted while docked at the port of Marseille, France.

"Four other crew members received medical treatment in the same incident. We are keeping our colleagues and their families in our thoughts and prayers."

The ship visited Southampton in May shortly before its maiden passenger voyage.