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Why are all these people going "Overboard"?

Discussion in 'Carnival Cruise Lines' started by docken2000, Mar 25, 2007.

  1. docken2000

    docken2000 Guest

    What is the deal with all these people falling/jumping off the ships? Lately it seems like someone goes overboard every week. Maybe it has always been like that, but never public knowledge. Who knows? And I never hear a follow-up story to what really happened. I think the cruiselines need to press charges and fine these idiots for wasting everyones time, resources, and manpower.
  2. jetblue

    jetblue Guest

    It is indeed very strange, it came as a shock to me when we had to sit through 11 hours of search and rescue on the Carnival Legend, but in the end, its just that there are a lot of crazy people in this world, and add alcohol to that and you never know what will happen!
  3. BlueChef

    BlueChef Guest

    Actually, it's very seldom that this happens. I think these idiots are either too drunk to care and put themselves in jeopardy, or they just want to have their '15 minutes of fame'. Jerks.
  4. Mbandy

    Mbandy Guest

    Here's an interesting breakdown. These figures cover all cruise lines world wide.

    1995, 1 incident
    1996, 1 incident
    1997, 1 incident
    1998, 4 incidents
    1999, 2 incidents
    2000, 7 incidents
    2001, 5 incidents
    2002, 4 incidents
    2003, 9 incidents
    2004, 12 incidents
    2005, 13 incidents (14 persons)
    2006, 22 incidents
    2007, 3 incidents (4 persons) so far including this most recent one.

    When you consider the millions of people who cruise every year not that many go missing. If people use some good common sense and don't do foolish things, they'll be just fine.
  5. jetblue

    jetblue Guest

    Holy cow that rate is increasing rapidly... I wonder if that correlates directly to the amount of cruise ship passengers each year, do you have that information also, Mbandy?
  6. Boymom

    Boymom Guest

    We call it "AII"....Alcohol Induced Incidents......

  7. Mbandy

    Mbandy Guest

    Ya know jetblue I don't have any precice figures but you can bet that the substantial increase in cruise passengers over the past few years does play a major part.
  8. Irish Girl

    Irish Girl Guest

    Anybody who's been on a cruise ship knows you cannot just "fall off". Either the person is suicidal or just plain stupid.

    I read on a different site that the couple that fell off were doing the "I'm the King Of The World" stunt on their balcony. If it's true, this was stupidity.
  9. PLG

    PLG Guest

    A whole lot of just plan alcohol induced stupidity. It is a ship. it is moving, get so drunck you can't stand up straight don't go near the rail, it's a ship it's moving over wavy water, come on. ANd, media loves making a big deal out of thing. Haven't you notice in the news drunk people getting hit by cars, drivingthier cars the wrong way on freeways killing them selves and other, falling off subway platform, etc.THese people also fall overboard. Heck, we have a marked hugh rock pier at the entrance to the port and every other year some druck person runs full tilt into it. Pat
  10. dokken

    dokken Guest

    I have to revive this post because its happening again. I guess this is the new "Hip, Trendy" thing to do. I can't wait till Aug so I can leap off the Conquest!!!! What a bunch of Dumb@#$%&

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