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Thursday, March 26, 2015

According to a Coroner’s court in Australia, a 73 year old man who disappeared from a cruise ship in 2013 took his own life.

Thomas Francis Levinge was reported missing on October 7, 2013 while taking a cruise with his wife from Fremantle to Sydney on the Sun Princess.  Video footage captured Mr Levinge climbing over the ship's railing and jumping into the sea from a height of 12 to 14 meters and despite a search involving three aircraft and a Royal Australian Navy ship, his body was never found. 

Mr Levinge migrated to Australia from Ireland in 1972 and is said to have been suffering from short...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Death is not something people want to think about when considering a holiday on a cruise ship, but every year around 200 passengers die at sea, which does not include those who fall or jump overboard.

Some of the  deaths on board are tragic accidents among both passengers and crew, for example five years ago the Costa Europa hit a dock in Sharm el Sheikh and three crew members died; two little boys have drowned in on board swimming pools in the last two years and an elderly man died after falling down a staircase. 

However, most of the deaths on board are due to illnesses, usually caused by old...

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

On Friday morning there was a horrifying accident when a small boat crashed into the sea wall in Miami Beach next to the U.S. Coast Guard Station.  After crashing into the wall the boat then floated east, into Biscayne Bay.

 

The driver of the boat was Miami Beach nightclub promoter, 42 year old Michael Capponi. Also on board was his girlfriend, 23 year old Brooke D. Biederman, daughter of Dan Biederman, the New York developer of Bryant Park and areas...

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Monday, March 23, 2015

Yet another person has fallen overboard from a cruise ship, this time from Royal Caribbean’s Liberty of the Seas. 

Late on Sunday night, a male passenger was found to have gone overboard from the gigantic 3,634 passenger ship, which had been travelling from Cozumel in Mexico. It is not known if he fell or jumped, but the cruise company says that according to video footage from security cameras, he was seen to have climbed over the railings – indicating...

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Jean Guy Langlois and his wife Jeanne, both living around 25 miles east of Montreal in Quebec, Canada, left on a cruise ship from Florida on January 17. The Caribbean cruise was to celebrate 60 years of marriage, but ended in tragedy. 

Before they left on the cruise, Jeanne had not been feeling well, but given the nature of the celebration, her family and friends said that she should still go. However, only three days into the cruise, shortly after leaving the Caribbean islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, Jeanne took a turn for the worse and began to vomit and cough up blood. The on board doctors diagnosed...

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

The latest list of those who died as a result of the museum massacre in Tunis includes four Italians, three Japanese and three French, two Spaniards, two Colombians and one person each from Britain, Poland and Belgium. There are still three victims who have not been identified and several of the injured remain in hospital, some suffering from several bullet wounds. 

Following the tragedy, many cruise companies have taken Tunisia off their itineraries,...

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Friday, March 20, 2015

On Tuesday, 17 March, a passenger went overboard from the Carnival Triumph cruise ship, which was on the final leg of a five day cruise which had left Galveston on Saturday and stopped in Cozumel and Progresso, both in Mexico.

The 54 year old man, who has not been named, is said to have jumped overboard from the balcony in his cabin, which was confirmed...

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

On Wednesday 23 people were killed and at least 44 injured when gunmen opened fire on visitors at the National Bardo Museum in Tunisa.  Nine of those who died were passengers aboard the Splendida cruise ship owned by MSC Cruises, which was docked near Tunis. This total included two Colombians, two French citizens, three Japanese and two Spanish. Those injured include people from Italy, France, Japan, South Africa, Poland, Belgium and Russia. No American citizens were thought to have been killed or injured in the attack.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Last Friday, 13 March, a man fell overboard from the Bahamas registered Star Cruises Super Star Libra around eight nautical miles north of Muka Head which is situated on the north west tip of Penang, off the west coast of Malaya.

The ship’s captain watched the closed circuit video camera footage which showed the man fall from the deck and a search and rescue operation was launched. At the same time a security search of the ship uncovered the victim’s identity card.

According to Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency in Penang, the body of 50 year old Indonesian national, Mulianto Raik was found...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

When people go on a cruise they assume that it will be more or less an all inclusive holiday with all meals paid for and entertainment around the clock for free. However, many people receive a shock at the end of the cruise when they realize just how much more they have to pay before disembarking and heading for home.  The situation is further exacerbated as you are not actually spending hard cash, which is easy to keep track of, instead you are normally given a cruise ID card which you use to charge your purchases and then pay it all at the end. With an average bill around US$500 per passenger this can make...

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