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    FL - Jason Rappe, 42, WA man missing from Caribbean Cruise, 29 Nov 2012

    Washington man missing from cruise ship in Caribbean
    November 29, 2012

    snipped...The man's wife reported him missing from the Holland America Line cruise ship Eurodam.

    The ship was traveling from St. Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands to the Bahamas when the man disappeared early Thursday.

    ...The ship left Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Saturday for a seven-day cruise.


    http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-no...g_from_cr.html

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    Name released here:

    No sign of missing Caribbean cruise ship passenger
    November 30, 2012

    snipped...Coast Guard spokesman Ricardo Castrodad tells The Associated Press that two ships and a plane based in Florida were searching the ocean northwest of Puerto Rico on Friday.

    Read more: http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/nation...#ixzz2DpSQKTHU
    Last edited by tarabull; 12-01-2012 at 03:19 PM. Reason: remove verbage

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    Search continues for US man missing in Caribbean
    November 30, 2012

    snipped...A baseball cap belonging to the passenger was found on one of the decks and he is believed to have gone overboard.

    Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/2012/11/30/502...#storylink=cpy
    Last edited by tarabull; 12-01-2012 at 03:54 PM. Reason: remove signature

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    Passenger Missing From HAL's Eurodam Cruise Ship - Why Do All HAL Overboard Cases Remain Mysteries?
    November 29, 2012

    snipped...HAL has had 5 passengers overboard from its cruise ships in just the last couple of years. All remain mysteries.

    Read more: http://www.cruiselawnews.com/tags/jason-rappe/



    (eta: some comments here from passengers)
    Last edited by tarabull; 12-01-2012 at 04:42 PM.

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    snipped...

    Statement from Holland America about the incident:

    Seattle, Nov. 29, 2012

    “At 3:30 am local time this morning, a 42-year-old male guest sailing on ms Eurodam was reported missing by his wife. The ship contacted the U.S. Coast Guard, turned around and coordinated with the Coast Guard to assist in the search for the man, who is a U.S. citizen. Eurodam was released at 4:00 pm local time by the USCG and is now proceeding to Fort Lauderdale for an on-time arrival Dec. 1. The ship departed St. Thomas yesterday at 5:00 pm local time and was en route to Half Moon Cay, Bahamas, where a call was originally scheduled for tomorrow but has now been cancelled. Our thoughts and prayers are with the guest and his family. ”

    http://blogs.sun-sentinel.com/south-...m-cruise-ship/

    (comment from passenger)
    Last edited by tarabull; 12-01-2012 at 04:41 PM.
    Don't believe EVERYTHING you think.

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    The U.S. Coast Guard has called off a search for a Washington man -

    http://www.statesmanjournal.com/view...ll|text|News|s


    Just about nothing to go on in this case...

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    Family Seeks More Answers in Disappearance of Man From Cruise Ship

    A Caribbean cruise departing from Fort Lauderdale can be an ideal getaway. Tina and Jason Rappe flew in from Oregon for a weeklong vacation on board Holland America's Eurodam right after Thanksgiving.

    "They were just having a blast and one night they were hanging out at one of the bars. He got up apparently to go to the restroom, we don't know," said Eric Rappe, Jason's brother.

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    Surveillance video was given to family members by Holland America. It clearly shows Rappe walking on Deck 10. The next camera angle is about 100 yards away, according to Forsberg.

    "What you see on the second camera appears to be a dark figure, which we can presume is Mr. Rappe, and it appears that that figure goes up on the railing and then overboard," Forsberg said .

    More: http://www.nbcmiami.com/investigatio...205671551.html

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    Major Cruise Lines Begin Posting Crime Stats

    Three major cruise lines have started posting quarterly crime statistics on their own web sites.

    The underreporting of cruise ship crimes had been the subject of a congressional hearing and a recent Team 6 investigation, "Missing at Sea.”

    In May NBC 6 reported on the disappearance of Jason Rappe. During a Caribbean cruise in November he went overboard. By law the U.S. Coast Guard must post on its web site cruise ship crimes and missing persons. Frappe’s disappearance was not posted and his case is not the only one because of a gap in the law.

    "Only cases that are reported to the FBI and then closed by the FBI have to be disclosed on that database," said Jim Walker, a maritime attorney.

    More: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/M...218041301.html

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    I found this account from Jason's brother on this website

    The fact he claims their is video of Jason overboard waving is heartbreaking!!!

    http://www.internationalcruisevictim...son_Rappe.html

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    snipped...The Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida still lists Jason as a missing person.

    http://www.sheriff.org/apps/missingp...number=PE12125

    Read more: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Famil...193606041.html

    [video at link too]

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    Cruise ships can be very dangerous

    you would never get me on one after reading some of those stories from the website I posted
    above...

    If you go on one-please be very careful!!


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    I'm with SK......200%.....and on land.
    Don't believe EVERYTHING you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SyraKelly View Post
    Cruise ships can be very dangerous

    you would never get me on one after reading some of those stories from the website I posted
    above...

    If you go on one-please be very careful!!
    Me too! I heard a theory once about a possible serial killer(s) on cruise ships, preying on people that have had too much to drink...



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