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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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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Death of Two Passengers from Virus? on Carnival Destiny Investigated by Florida Medical Examiner


November 22, 2006 - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.

Carnival said neither death was related to the virus, which had infected several guests before they boarded Nov. 3 in Rome and then spread to 536 guests and 143 crew members. Dr. Joshua Perper, Broward County's chief medical examiner, said it is too soon to say what caused the deaths. "The question is what were the symptoms preceding the heart problems," Perper said. Norovirus is a group of viruses that cause stomach flu symptoms such as diarrhea, vomiting and stomach cramps, according to the CDC. The illness usually lasts one to two days without any long-term health effects. It spreads through contaminated food or liquids, by touching contaminated surfaces or objects and then placing that hand in one's mouth, or through direct contact with someone who is infected and showing symptoms.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Person Overboard on Carnival Conquest on Saturday. 66 Individuals have Lost Their Lives Since the Year 2000

Houston Chronicle 11/05/2006:

A passenger on the Carnival Conquest reported seeing the 42-year-old man fall from a balcony about 11 p.m. The luxury liner was about 110 miles nautical miles southeast of Sabine at the time, Coast Guard officials said. Coast Guard commanders launched rescue helicopters from bases in New Orleans, Houston, Corpus Christi and Mobile, Ala. "All of them conducted multiple searches,'' Coast Guard Petty Officer Adam Eggers said. The Coast Guard Cutter Heron, an 87-foot patrol boat based in Sabine Pass, has joined the search effort, Eggers said. The cruise ship spent several hours in the area after the man was reported missing.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

British passenger reported missing from cruise ship off Portugal

BBC NEWS, 11/02/2006
James Ewan, 73, of Burntisland, Fife, was travelling alone. Celebrity Cruises said a crew member reported Mr Ewan missing on Wednesday after it was discovered he had not used his cabin. A company spokeswoman said the ship had retraced its path to look for the pensioner but after several hours the coastguard took over the search. The ship, Celebrity Century, left Madeira on Wednesday but logs indicated Mr Ewan had not disembarked there.

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