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Safe Cruise

Project Safe Cruise Press Release: See www.projectsafecruise.blogspot.com & details below. Leave a message if you have experienced incidents involving poor security & safety practices of cruise lines. Hearings are scheduled; we will provide them to Congress. We must act to insure passenger safety. The current lack of safety & security is not acceptable especially after 9/11. On 5/12/05, we were on the Carnival Destiny near Aruba when an elderly couple disappeared without a trace.

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Friday, February 24, 2006

5 Cruise Ship Employees Die under Suspicious Circumstances in Last 4 Weeks

Journalists should ask for copies of law enforcement investigations to rule out foul play. Were they involved in criminal activites or did they know too much? Five deaths in four weeks seems like more than just coincidence.

Search over for female crewmember lost at sea on Feb 19, 2006 - Honolulu Star-Bulletin, HI

A female crewmember went overboard on the Norwegian Jewel also on February 19, 2006.

dailybreeze.com 02/01/2006: Authorities said Capt. Joern Rene Klausen was found in his stateroom at approximately 4:15 a.m. Monday, according to a statement issued by Royal Caribbean International, which operates the 2,700-passenger cruise ship. "The death appears to be from natural causes and authorities in Los Angeles will conduct an autopsy," the statement said.

The Virgin Islands Daily News 1/28/06:
Blair Shannon, 46, was gunned down Jan. 19 by an intruder who entered his Best Western Carib Beach Resort hotel room through an unlocked door. The cruise ship entertainer and native of Cincinnati, Ohio, was killed during what appears to have been a robbery gone bad. Security and safety is a concern during shore excursions as well.

Ohio congressman intervenes in Virgin Islands murder case [Akron beacon Journal, DAVID HAMMER, Associated Press]
U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot wrote to Gov. Charles Turnbull on Friday and asked why police on St. Thomas have no suspects in the Jan. 19 killing of Blair Shannon. The letter asks Turnbull to "work to swiftly bring justice in this case" and do more to update Shannon's family on the investigation

Drug dealers recruit passengers & employees on cruise ships to smuggle cocaine: Agents found drugs on at least 20 cruise liners

January 26, 2006:
Drugs: Heroin
Amount: 2.2 pounds
Value: $40,000
Number Arrested: 1 Crew Death In Cabin
Details: 30 year old waiter was found dead in his cabin. Cabin was searched, 2 packages of heroin were found wrapped in a white t-shirt stashed in the bed's headboard, onboard the Caribbean Princess cruise ship, Princess Cruise Line.

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