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People falling off the ship

Discussion in 'Carnival Cruise Lines' started by jester95008, Jun 25, 2004.

  1. jester95008

    jester95008 Guest

    I posted a message in the royal caribbean forum about People flying off the ship , but I'm curious if this happens what will happen if you get rescued by them? Like if they actually go back and pick you up... Do they arrest you for wrong doing? Or do they let you go ahead and mingle with the crowd again?
     
  2. cfspence

    cfspence Guest

    Don't sit or stand on the rail. Then you won't have to worry about it.
     
  3. rhen33

    rhen33 Guest

    I don`t think i want to find out.
     
  4. serene56

    serene56 Guest

    I have heard a very few fall off but these people were doing stupid things to be impressive. Stay smart and you will be safe.
     
  5. tg_lindo

    tg_lindo Guest

    Not to mention that you're going to fall, what, 30 - 80 feet into the water depending which deck you were on? Traveling at 25 mph? A lot different than diving off the side of the pool, if you ask me.

    You'd be lucky if anyone even sees it happen, or can hear you yelling, assuming you aren't knocked out, as the ship sails on.
     
  6. L8inAZ

    L8inAZ Guest

    I do not want to learn first hand :nono :nono :nono
     
  7. Toyotalover

    Toyotalover Guest

    Last year, a man fell off the Celebration, 50 mi. from Galveston, and no one knew about it. Another ship came along and saved him. I read about it in the Houston Chronicle. Scary!
     
  8. jester95008

    jester95008 Guest

    I read about this too . He was sleeping in the water even! He said , "one minute I was in the casino with some women , and the next thing you know I wake up in the middle of the ocean with Great white sharks circling me"
     
  9. bippytrip

    bippytrip Guest

    Let's put it this way;
    You have a better chance of being struck by lightening 2 seconds before boarding a UFO with a winning powerball ticket in your hand than being rescued after falling overboard.

    JMHO
    :lolgang
     
  10. LUV2Cruz2

    LUV2Cruz2 Guest

    I doubt if the ship will be going at 25 knots or so...they usually cruise at about 6-10 unless they're outrunning a storm or are late for something.

    You won't fall off if you don't act stupid and hang off the rails or try to be cool and brave. Most likely the fall would kill ya! If the ship's cruising at 12 knots and you fall off during the night depending on where you fall off....you'll probably never be heard from again.
     
  11. Vicar

    Vicar Guest

    I remember being on deck once with some people and someone mentioned "God imagine falling overboard . And someone said that depending on how fast the ship is going at the time, the suction caused by the propellors will suck you under.

    Don't know how true that is
     
  12. LUV2Cruz2

    LUV2Cruz2 Guest

    It doesn't look very far down from one of the open decks until you see something falling off the side and then it looks realllllll reallllll faaarrrrrr down as the item is floating down and baack and then it looks soooooo small and you can't even see it hit the water it's sooooooo far down.

    I doubt anybody falling would be thinking about doing a swan dive and when they hit that water from that high up, moving at least 6-10 knots, with 2 ft. seas, if you're lucky.....it's adios and Via con Dios baby! The dark black night, the dark black water, cold...moving with all kinds of critters swimming, hungry, looking for fresh chum.....so long Charlie...and the ship....sailing, sailing, sailing away off into the dark night, leaving you with waves rising higher than you can see, no life jacket, no land in site...all alone, screaming for help, and no one to hear.

    What a thought!
     
  13. bippytrip

    bippytrip Guest

    That's sounds COOL like some sort of mini-series or something!!!

    =lolgang
     
  14. Belizemama

    Belizemama Guest

    Oh, please, please don't let them make this into the next "Reality"show !!!!!!!!!!
    Heaven knows we have enough Unreality "Reality" shows now. LOL
     
  15. MandyBear

    MandyBear Guest

    BippyTrip - oh my gosh!! You crack me up!

    Thanks for the smile!!!

    (boarding the next UFO i see in a lightening storm!!! wink,wink)

    SMILES!!!
    AJ
     
  16. coffeecups

    coffeecups Guest

    I don't see how a person can be in a ship casino and then the next thing he remembers is that he is floating in the water. VERY SORRY, BUT he had to be DRUNK. It is often said that God takes care of drunks and babies. This is so true when you see car wrecks where the drunk lives and others die. Sorry, again, but the guy must have been drunk. The casino is way, way far from the balcony.

    Now, for the man falling from the Celebration, it must have been from a lower deck. Remember too that the Celebration is a smaller ship then the newer ones, but still, the top of the ship is like 7 to 10 stories high. Depending on how he hit the water, he could live, BUT LIKE SOMEONE said in one of the posts- he is very, very, very, very lucky to be alive due to another ship passing AND seeing him.

    ANY WAY, ALL OF THE STORIES ABOUT PEOPLE FALLING OFF SHIPS, are based on people making bad decisions and doing stupid things. The normal, rational person has almost no chance of falling off any ship, unless they are pushed off.

    coffeecups

    hey, forget about falling off the ship, PLAN TO HAVE A FANTASTIC CRUISE!
     
  17. Drommom

    Drommom Guest

    There has to be something more interesting to talk about...lol


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  18. ~Fianna

    ~Fianna Guest

    > I don't see how a person can be in a ship casino and then the next thing he > remembers is that he is floating in the water. VERY SORRY, BUT he had to be DRUNK. > It is often said that God takes care of drunks and babies. This is so true when you > see car wrecks where the drunk lives and others die. Sorry, again, but the guy must > have been drunk. The casino is way, way far from the balcony.

    It is possible that he could have been drugged. Drunk is much more likely, but drugged is also a possibility. I've had the misfortune of having a drink "spiked" at a club... Fortunately I was there with my fiancé and several friends so nothing happened, but it can and does occur.

    Don't drink until you can't see, and don't leave your drink unattended or accept a drink from a stranger unless you have watched it being made and had it directly handed to you by a staff person.

    ~Fi
     
  19. Dear God!

    Be sensible people. Putting a post like this when first time cruisers are trying to convince themselves that their ship isnt gonna end up like the Titanic.
    I mean, Honestly! Get a grip1 You're not gonna fall off unless you have a big ego or are drunk or drugged.

    When I went cruising my friends and I looked down at night and you couldn't tell where the Vlack ocean met teh sky. Looked like a bottomles pit !
     
  20. coffeecups

    coffeecups Guest

    Fianna,

    my emphasis was on drunks because most of the foolish things are caused by people doing a lot of drinking on board. If you were to look at some previous threads from a month ago, you would find a VERY LONG thread or two about sneaking alcohol on board. Some of them would make it sound like they were going on a drunk cruise. We have even seen one girl brought to the boat at two ports because of alcohol poisioning. She just didn't know when to quit.

    Sorry, to hear of your drink being spiked. yes, thank God that you had people there.

    coffeecups
     

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