Sark doctor's partner lodges death compensation claim
- 20 July 2012
- From the section Guernsey
A compensation claim has been lodged at London's High Court following the death of a former Sark doctor six years ago.
Alice Robson is claiming £400,000 in damages after her partner Michael Bedford died aboard the MV Athena as it sailed to North America during a storm.
Lawyers claim the ship's owners and operators, along with a travel company, were negligent in not heeding weather warnings or giving safety information.
Classic International Cruises and Arcalia Shipping deny liability.
Mr Bedford fell down a flight of stairs on the vessel and later died of his injuries.
Sixteen other passengers are suing for injuries in the case.