29 Jan 2004

Second death this month of cruise ship passenger in American Samoa

8:39 pm on 29 January 2004

A crewman from the luxury liner QE2 has drowned while swimming at Tula in American Samoa.

The local agents for the cruise ship say the Polish crewman had been swimming with other tourists when he drowned.

The death delayed the ship's departure by an hour.

It is the second death of a tourist from a cruise ship in the Territory this month.

Earlier a crew member from the German ship, Deutschland, was killed in a car accident.