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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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Government could save $50 billion per year by having two shifts of white collar employees work each day. Office space costs $50,000/year for each employee yet we only use space 30% of time. We can no longer afford to have banker's hours for all. With over 2 million federal employees this cost-free paradigm change could avoid lay offs/furloughs and reduce pollution. See new plan at http://whitecollargreenspace.blogspot.com/

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Victim Identified In Cruise Ship Death


The man who fell overboard from the Keweenaw Star to his death Thursday night was 23 year old Jessie James Jaukkuri. Authorities released his identification Friday, along with information on how the accident apparently occurred. Witnesses say Jaukkuri was leaning backward over the railing when he slipped, falling 15 feet into Portage Canal. He wasn't seen again. Divers with the Michigan State Police Underwater Recovery Unit are now trying to recover the victim's remains. They estimate it may take three days. Some remains were found on Thursday night. More than 70 passengers were on board the boat.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Woman dies in fall from cruise ship

Guardian Unlimited - UK

Sunday September 30, 2007 12:33 PM
A woman died after falling overboard from a cruise liner just before docking at a British port.
Police were alerted at 7am with reports of the woman going overboard from the Oceana cruise liner as it approached Southampton, Hants. A spokesman for Hampshire police said that the woman had not yet been identified. A Coastguard spokesman said that the ship had been searched after the husband of the 67-year-old woman reported her missing. A sea search was launched involving RNLI lifeboats and the Coastguard rescue helicopter and the body was found in the water at Thorne Channel in the Solent near Cowes, Isle of Wight. The body was picked up by the Calshot RNLI inshore lifeboat and airlifted by the rescue hospital to Southampton General Hospital. The spokesman added that sea conditions were calm with good visibility when the woman was reported missing while the Oceana was near Calshot, Hampshire. A spokesman for P&O Cruises said: "We can confirm that a person was reported missing from their cabin just prior to daybreak this morning as Oceana was approaching Southampton.

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