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I was on a cruise recently and I subsequently found out that

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Good morning,,I was on a cruise recently and I subsequently found out that the Captain had a severe health problem, that is he had a heart attack. Can a claim be made against the cruise company for putting passengers at risk? There was on board a Staff Captain who was a licenced Captain. No incidents occurred, no one was hurt and no property lost.
I am just looking for legal advice.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Jo C. replied 3 months ago.

No, I am afraid not.

If there was no incident there is no claim.

Creating a risk alone is not claimable in English law.

In any event, having a heart attack does not create a risk. Even if the Captain became unwell or even died the ship could be sailed safely by others.

This just isn't a health and safety issue or any issue really.

Can I clarify anything for you?
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