The Bermuda Triangle is a notorious area located in the North Atlantic Ocean where it has been reported that several ships and aeroplanes have mysteriously disappeared, never to be seen again.
However, in 2013, the WWF (World Wildlife Fund) conducted a survey on the top 10 most dangerous areas for shipping and the Bermuda Triangle was not mentioned.
Why is it called the Bermuda Triangle?
When this part of the ocean was mapped, the three separate points or axis marking the edges made the shape of the triangle. The name Bermuda comes from the island of Bermuda which is one of the three axes of the ocean.
This area of the ocean is a heavily used route by commercial cruise liners and cargo ships alike so travel injuries can happen in this area if you aren’t careful.
How can I avoid a travel compensation claim if travelling through there?
If you are on a cruise ship or large boat there is not much you need to do or can do in order to prevent a travel compensation claim. One of the things you may want to do is to make sure you know where the lifejackets and lifeboats are, so if a travel accident does happen you can disembark quickly.
If you are driving or sailing a ship through the Bermuda Triangle then just stay alert and be extra cautious when the weather is particularly rough. As well as this, ensure you wear your life jacket at all times so if you do capsize or fall overboard it does not turn into a more severe travel compensation claim.
How true are the claims of disappearing ships and planes in the triangle?
There is no significant proof to either prove or disprove these stories so it is difficult to know just how likely you are of having a travel accident whilst in this area and if it is any more dangerous than other ocean . The best thing to do in order to prevent any travel compensation claims is just to be aware of your surroundings like you would be anyway and be careful in bad weather.
But, if you do have an accident whilst on holiday that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a travel compensation claim.
Speak to Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out how they can help you claim.