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Friday, March 10, 2006

More families share cruise ship horror stories at Congressman Shays Hearing on March 7, 2006

More families share cruise ship horror stories
Stamford Advocate - Stamford,CT,USA
... There was a Massachusetts woman who went missing from an Alaskan cruise for days before her family learned of it; parents who vanished from a Caribbean cruise ...
Washington resident Son Pham testified about the disappearance of his parents aboard a cruise last May. He and family members had paid for the seven-day Caribbean cruise as a Mother's Day present. The couple vanished from the ship's deck, leaving behind a purse and sandals.

Pham said it took three hours after family members alerted crew members to the disappearance before ship personnel made an announcement over the ship's speakers and four hours before the Coast Guard was alerted. Although officials have said the couple likely committed suicide, Pham said that his parents were happy and looked forward to visiting their native Vietnam later that year, their first trip back in three decades.

"Nothing will change until the cruise industry admits that we do have problems, we do have issues," Pham said.

Shays hears cruise safety plea
Connecticut Post - Bridgeport,CT,USA... the behest of a Greenwich, Conn., family whose son disappeared on his honeymoon cruise. ... He went missing after 4 am A large bloodstain was found early the next ...

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10/01/2007 9:06 PM  
Blogger Sean B. Halliday said...

First off, I have to say that I LOVE cruise ships.
I spent over 12 years working on them as a Scuba Instructor,
Shore Excursion Manager and an IT Officer.

For 2 years I also worked shoreside in Miami as a database IT guy.

During my years on ships, I have to stay that many things happened
and that life is definately stranger than fiction on cruise ships.

Many people have asked me to share the stories I have collected over
the years, so I am complying with their request.

My site is: www.cruiseshipstories.com

If you had any stories of your own to add, please
send them to me and I will be happy to add them.

Sean B. Halliday
www.cruiseshipstories.com

8/19/2009 1:46 PM  

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