November 19, 2003
Following an accident that killed 15 people and injured 32 when a dockside gangway to the new Cunard ship, the Queen Mary 2, collapsed, Cunard has said the ship's maiden voyage will still take place Jan. 12 from Southampton, England, to Fort Lauderdale. The accident occurred at Alstom Marine's Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in Saint-Nazaire, France, as shipyard workers and their friends and families were touring the ship.