The accident at Colon on 24 October was revealed in a Facebook post by the shipowner.

Husnan Fauzan and bosun Steven Bagshaw were in the boat on the 92,000-gt Coral Princess (built 2002) when a cable parted as it was being raised, it added in a statement to Cruise Law News.

Fauzan died from his injuries, while the bosun was treated in hospital. He was described as stable.

The cruiseship company expressed its "deep sadness" over the loss of Fauzan.