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Saturday, March 17, 2007

Man Overboard Survived in Ocean for 8 Hours but Carnival Glory Cruise Ship Stops Searching after only 3 1/2 Hours

And it sounds like the carnival cruise ship helped search for the minimum time required. http://www.cruisecritic.com/news/news.cfm?ID=1972
The ship notified the Coast Guard of the event at 12:45 a.m., and several Coast Guard cutters (smaller boats) and helicopters had been searching for the man along with Carnival Glory and a Disney ship that was in the area. Glory was released to continue toward its next port (Nassau) at 4:20 a.m.

http://www.yorkdispatch.com/nationworld/ci_5460625
''The time that they did spend was appreciated,'' Warr said. Warr said that ship and another cruise that assisted in the search left the area before Mankamyer was found. It seems that profit and partying is still more important to the Cruise Lines than the health and safety of their passengers. Having several hundred more eyes searching for another 5 or 6 hours would have given Mr. Mankamyer a chance of being found much sooner. When an elderly couple went overboard from the Carnival Destiny in May of 2005, it took the cruise ship over 12 hours to get back to where they fell off and they searched for only a few hours. http://safecruise.blogspot.com/2005_08_01_archive.html

2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If cruise ships carried equipment shown at www.manoverboard-mob.com then within 20 seconds of MOB alarm being raised the equipment could be in the water. It gives the casualty a safe haven in the water,helps to spot the victim better,can be used in adverse weather,can be used to recover casualty and helps against shark attacks.

3/20/2007 7:09 AM  
Anonymous Valentino said...

Hi, I was on the Glory. Before he jumped the man got very drunk and in a fight with a 16 year old. VERY IMPORTANT: HE JUMPED, NOBODY HELPED HIM!!!!!!!!
Spoiled the rest of the cruise for 3000 people, time cut (very) short in the Bahamas, arriving late in Pt Canaveral, people missing flights.
No sympathy here. He should thank the Lord on his bare knees he was found. And he should foot the bill for his rescue.

3/21/2007 5:19 PM  

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