2 Rescued After Falling Off Cruise Ship

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  1. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A man and woman fell overboard from the cruise ship into the Gulf of Mexico but were recovered alive after a four-hour search, a Coast Guard spokeswoman in New Orleans said.
    It wasn't clear how the two fell overboard. Their ship, Princess Cruise's Grand Princess, had left Galveston, Texas, and was headed toward Mexico.
    http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/P/PASSENGERS_OVERBOARD?SITE=FLTAM&SECTION=US
     
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  3. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Is it that easy to "fall" off a cruise ship?! :doh: I can't imagine that it is.

    I'll have to talk to hubby about going on a cruise and investigating this! :D
     
  4. Shadow205

    Shadow205 New Member

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    I have been on many cruises on different ships. DH and I were on this ship, The Grand Princess, for our 25th anniversary. The rails are high enough that you would not just accidently fall over. Now if you were climbing up on a rail or for some stupid reason sitting on the rail(maybe taking a picture) then I could see someone falling over. I am anxious to see what exactly these two were doing. They are lucky to be alive to tell their story.
     
  5. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    I still think I need to investigate this personally.

    :innocent:

    I'm guessing too much alcohol might increase the chances of this happening as well, like with that other guy last week.
     
  6. southcitymom

    southcitymom New Member

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    Lucky ducks. That's not usually how these stories end.
     
  7. Invisible

    Invisible Karma can change life with the swish of a horse's

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    Those kids are very lucky. If alcohol was involved, I bet they sobered up pretty quickly once they fell into the water.
     
  8. Morag

    Morag Active Member

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    Do you suppose they were doing the Jack and Rose thing? (No, not that thing, the posing on the prow thing!)
     
  9. HeartofTexas

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    This is amazing. Last week I saw two men interviewed on TV who had both fallen off of different cruise ships and had been in the water for more hours than these two... and it seemed like a miracle that they both survived. Now these two fall off... I don't understand what gives with everyone suddenly falling off of cruise ships. What the heck are they doing to make this happen? Surely whatever the answer is it doesn't involve good common sense!

    And Taxi, I agree... you NEED to investigate this in an up close and personal way! And I may NEED to help you do that!
     
  10. mattsmom

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    I hope that they can shed some light on how and why people fall off of the ships. It may explain why so many people are missing after cruises.
     
  11. Taximom

    Taximom Former Member

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    Heck, let's make it the first "WS Investigative Reports" cruise, all invited!

    I have recently started feeling dizzy at certain heights, and I wonder how I'd feel out on the ocean looking out/down. Enough to topple over or just toss my cookies? I wouldn't even want to consider adding alcohol (or drugs) to the situation.

    I'm assuming these companies know how to build safe cruise ships. Something's up with TWO people going overboard at the same time.

    I'd be aggravated if I was on that cruise and was interrupted by something like that if it was intentional!
     
  12. Buzz Mills

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    Falling off cruise ships seems to be becoming a habit. 15 minutes of fame?? Did they take their waterwings with them??
     
  13. montana_16

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    I'm in!!!:D
     
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    I have been on many cruises also. I think my cruising days may be over after hearing about people falling off, people disappearing, people getting sick, suspected Legioner's disease, etc. The only cruises I would consider may be to Alaska or to take another tall ship cruise with the Windjammers.
     
  15. HeartofTexas

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    Taxi, I'm in, too! We'll just need to stay away from the rails... I suggest staying towards the middle, perhaps in the Bar! Naturally, after a heavy night of drinking, we definitely won't be able to go near the railing on the return to our rooms... but I think we can handle that limitation!
     
  16. Beyond Belief

    Beyond Belief New Member

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    Its been awhile since I took a cruise, is possible to slide under the rail?
     
  17. hipmamajen

    hipmamajen I love the friends I have gathered together on thi

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    Good plan, where do I sign?
     
  18. SewingDeb

    SewingDeb "Sorry, I'm not qualified to land the plane."

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    I haven't been on that particular ship but the ones I have been on there is no way.

    Here's a close up of the ship:
    http://www.simplonpc.co.uk/GrandPrincessJPEGS/GrandPrincess10.jpg

    It's still not close enough to tell so I think the investigative cruise is a good WS field trip. :D
     
  19. JanetElaine

    JanetElaine Well-Known Member

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    My mother-in-law went on a cruise earlier this month and she came back. You can't count on anything anymore. :mad:
     
  20. ljwf22

    ljwf22 Reality continues to ruin my life.

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    We had a balcony cabin and a 9-year old and I was perfectly at ease. Unless you try to sit up on the rail or something stupid, it's safe. The only time I felt uncomfortable was walking on the very top deck when it was quite windy.
     
  21. angelmom

    angelmom The love stays...forever in our hearts

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    Sorry to hear that. Maybe you paid too much for the ticket...or not enough.:D
     

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