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    Default Death at sea

    Just goes to show that life is on a thin thread, go on a cruise , having a lovely time etc,


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-63846157
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    Hi Keith. A few days back a man went overboard from another passenger ship in the Gulf of Mexico. He spent fifteen hours in the water before being rescued, very lucky man. It was reported he didn't know how he ended in the water?
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    I suspect the booze flows free Bill,
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    Sad when there is a death at sea no matter the reason. I bet Viking are hoping it is not a citizen from the USA, that will cost a few bob.
    I wonder who recovered the guy in Gulf of Mexico. Not sure if cruise ships even turn around to search for a M.O.B. Do they not just report last known position and send out a Pan Pan message?

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    No one knew he had gone overboard, he was unconscious in the water until he woke up alone in the sea, a very lucky man; as another ship spotted him, I don't think the ship he fell from knew he was missing.
    Which reminds me of a Swedish seaman who fell overboard drunk I think in the same area many years ago, he had ben swimming along thinking of his mother, after about I think four days, this Indian seaman on forecastle watch at night heard someone singing in the water, he was pulled out, he was lucky the Indian didn't cover his ears to avoid the mystery singer in the water telling him to jump .
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    That Viking cruise ship is one of the smaller ones, maybe not able to withstand the shock of the wave.

    Saw the guy who went over, extremely lucky to still be alive.

    But there appears to be conflicting reports, the one on our news said he was picked up by the ship he fell from!!!!!
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    I find it hard to understand how anyone "fell off a cruise ship". I've been on quite a few cruises, on different ships, and always walked all over the different decks. I've never seen one where you didn't have to climb over the rail to jump off. I imagine they all climb over for some reason or other. Even on the cargo boats years ago there was always a rail, but of course you could get washed over the rail if you were shipping them green.

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    I would think man over board on the cargo ships i was on, would more likely happen with guys sitting on the guard rail having smoko, happened all the time.
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    September 1970 on th SA Vaal, we had a passenger go over the wall (believed hewas thrown, not proven). He is was in the water for over 15 hours, we turned around picked him up.
    At that time BOT regs. we're you only had to search for six hours.
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    Only fools and 1st trippers sit on the rails of a ship.
    Wise advice from an A/B on my first ship.
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