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Old 05-16-2006, 11:08 PM
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I just heard another developing news story. Yet another story about a passenger dissapearing from a cruise ship. This time it was R.C.s Mariner/Seas. He was a young guy, 21 years old. They are now searching the Altantic between Cape Canaveral (The Mariner's home port) and CocoCay (the last stop before the Mariner returned home).

I have been hearing allot of these "Dissappearing Cruise Passenger" stories lately. Despite that, I still think cruising is one of the safest types of vacations. I wonder if more people end up missing on road trips across the USA each year? There is always risks and dangers everywhere; on vacation and not.

Anyway, to read about this most recent story, click on the link below:

CNN Story of Missing Cruise Passenger Aboard Mariner/Seas: May16th 2006
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Old 05-17-2006, 05:18 AM
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Last video footage was of him outside on Deck 4 (probably near the back of the ship near the dining room).

At dinner last night my family was discussing this and we agreed that area is lightly used by passengers and noisy from the wind and waves.

I certainly hope they find this guy alive.
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Old 05-17-2006, 07:45 PM
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CORRECTION:

I stated that he dissappeared between Canaveral and CocoCay on the return leg. I come to find that CocoCay was the first stop (Port of Call) on the cruise.
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The search has been called off. Here is a news article about the passenger...seems they evidently caught it on tape:
http://www.wftv.com/news/9224462/detail.html
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The parents reviewed the tape and it shows that he did go overboard a little after 2:10am. They did a search of his luggage and found he smuggled 3 bottles of alcohol on board and he had 1 and 1/2 bottles of wine at dinner and 4 mixed drinks after dinner. He was completely drunk and that is why he was out there and leaning over the rail sending the upchuck overboard and apparently he went with it. It's sad that someone so young could get that waisted so fast and loose all senses and end up overboard!
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It also appears this young man and his friends smuggled their own booze aboard in mouthwash bottles. They then videotaped themselves drinking it.

And people think the rules about bringing alcohol aboard are totally for profit reasons. A valid reason is so the cruise line can monitor consumption and cut people off if they are too drunk. Now we wait for the lawsuit charging RCCL with negligence.
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Yes... these parents will probably go after the cruise line and forget their 21-year-old son brought this upon himself.
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Anyone willing to bet that RCCL starts getting real strict with the booze in the carryons at embarkation? I can easily see lots of - ahem - listerine bottles piled up by the x-ray machine.
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Old 05-20-2006, 06:34 AM
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I'll bet they don't make any changes in their boarding procedures...they spent millions to expedite boarding by instituting the Set Sail Pass, and I can't see them slowing the process down by rummaging through mouth wash bottles.

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Does anyone ever think why is it alway's RCCL? It appears to me that they need to control some of this obnoxious behavior.They should not have served him a bottle and a half of wine if he was already corked!No pun intended!After seeing the conduct that is allowed on thier ship's on Inside edition I would not blame the parent's for suing! I would say they have it coming!I am not a sue happy person, but it does come to a point that the property owner has to take some responsibility for thier action's as well.JMHO.
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