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Woman Falls Overboard From Cruise Ship

Posted by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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PENSACOLA, Fla. -- The coast guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for a woman who fell overboard from a cruise ship near Pensacola.

The 50-year-old woman fell off the Carnival Holiday just after midnight Tuesday about 75 miles southwest of Pensacola.

"Woke up, the alarms were going off and she wasn't in the room, so the first thing that comes into my head was, 'Aw man was it her?'" said Erik Vilborg, missing passenger's son.

A passenger reported hearing a splash in the water, prompting a cabin-by-cabin search. The coast guard is scouring the area by air and water.

The woman's disappearance marks at least the third time in less than one month a passenger has gone overboard

http://www.wftv.com/news/19778696/detail.html

by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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tericared
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 3:30 PM

It seems a lot of people have fallen overboard on these ship, you would think something would have been done by now, Plexiglas or something.

sweetie00
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 3:34 PM

This story has always haunted me-

http://abcnews.go.com/Primetime/story?id=1546815

for some reason it just seemed so weird.....Was he pushed, did he fall.? Guess I'm a sucker for mystery.

tabtabmom
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 5:05 PM

Maybe they need to limit the drinking of the passengers. If you were at a bar they would not let you drive home. Maybe they need to escort people back to their rooms.

eaglemama2
by Silver Member on Jun. 17, 2009 at 5:34 PM

LOL - I was going to say, one too many?   I have fallen off many a barstool back in the day, LOL

Quoting tabtabmom:

Maybe they need to limit the drinking of the passengers. If you were at a bar they would not let you drive home. Maybe they need to escort people back to their rooms.


tericared
by on Jun. 17, 2009 at 5:50 PM


Quoting tabtabmom:

Maybe they need to limit the drinking of the passengers. If you were at a bar they would not let you drive home. Maybe they need to escort people back to their rooms.


back to their rooms were the balconies are where these people are falling from...

mrs_khan07
by Silver Member on Jun. 18, 2009 at 1:32 AM

I have been hearing this a lot too, as well as many other horrible things on cruise ships. My husband has been wanting us to go on one but I have my reservations about them.

Mrs. Khan

blondekosmic15
by on Jun. 18, 2009 at 2:09 AM

My 2 sisters invited me on a cruise to Alaska 4 yrs. ago. 1 of the most memorable times in my life. Following my return home from the cruise...I heard stories on the Nat'l news of ppl. falling oveboard. It is very easy to do this. During the day the deck is fairly crowded w/ passengers taking pictures of the beautiful sights as the ship passes by + there are many small eateries on the deck to take advantage of including a swimming pool to relax in. In my case there were glaciers & gorgeous landscapes of mountains reflecting snow covered tops + many of the passengers have their own personal balcony. 1 of my sisters & I shared a room * we had a beautiful balcony attached to our room. Very easy to fall off of. Yes, there are guard rails attached & the deck offers the same protection but if someone is drinking or careless....easy to fall over into the ocean. The ship is moving fast against the waves & by the time the authorities are alerted....too late. The ocean is massive & the waves are constantly flowing! You need to be very careful & behave w/ responsibility~

I took this picture from my balcony following the sunset.....

The Moon Blanketing the Pacific Waters

blondekosmic15
by on Jun. 18, 2009 at 2:24 AM

Sadly if you fall over your chances of recovery are next to nothin'. I am sincerely sorry for this woman & her family. It seems that every summer someone is lost @ sea due to 1 of these cruises! As you can see the ocean is vast & very deep. This is 1 of the cruise ships near the 1 I was on readily docking on shore @ the port of Juneau, Alaska. The waters are massively deep further out!

 

blondekosmic15
by on Jun. 18, 2009 at 2:41 AM

This is the infamous case in the news back in 2005 which took place shortly when I returned home from my cruise~

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/the-luxury-cruise-industry-lost-at-sea-519539.html

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