But we have heart-warming news, which we wanted to share with you.
Passengers onboard Thomson Majesty, deeply moved by the deaths of five crew on Sunday, raised £8,000 for the families of the deceased.
Majesty crew raised a further £4,000 and both Thomson and Louis Cruises, who own and manage the ship, will match that figure.
Which brings the total to £36,000, which will be distributed to the families over and above all the other support that will be given, according to Thomson managing director Fraser Ellacott.
Ellacott, who has been co-ordinating the crisis all week, told us about another lovely gesture which took place earlier this week:
“The Captain and crew and Louis (Cruises) and ourselves wanted to hold a memorial service onboard earlier this week and say a few words.
“And we were looking for a local chaplain to conduct proceedings, but then one of the passengers who was a man of the cloth volunteered, which was a lovely gesture.”
– Adam Coulter
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