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    Default Another passenger goes overboard

    A Korean women has gone overboard from a Norwegian cruise liner.
    There seems to be a rise in these incidents despite the design of these floating blocks of flats making it difficult to accidentally fall over the side.
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    There were a few conflicting reports yesterday, by different news agencies.
    One first said , It was a 14 year old girl in pink pyjamas who was left on the balcony when her parents went to bed at 1 am. and at 0830 had disappeared.
    Then she was an American woman, then she became a Korean woman age 63.

    This seems to be happening quite a lot these days, They always say, They fell overboard,
    It is very difficult to fall overboard, most rails are up to chest height. so they either climb over and jump or are killed and then thrown over. The sea is a perfect place to murder someone. and dispose of a body.,
    I guess it is easier for the Log Book and the Inquiry after, that it is a suicide instead of a murder.
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    Perhaps it's the latest trend in suicides, which seem to be on the rise these days, especially among the young, many can for some reason see no future; sad realy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Des Taff Jenkins View Post
    Perhaps it's the latest trend in suicides, which seem to be on the rise these days, especially among the young, many can for some reason see no future; sad realy.
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    Yes, it is very sad that folks these days are sooo busy that they don't take the time to say to people " are you ok?' The new dependence on electronic communication is no substitute for real face to face talk.
    So called reality TV doesn't help either. It leads to younger people thinking that what they see there is truth when it is just spin to grab more viewers. A smile and "hello" are just so much nicer. Fortunately where we live that can still happen with total strangers, lightens the day for all concerned.

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    As Brian said, very difficult to fall over the side now, either jump or be pushed.

    Bit in the news the other day about the generations of today, now so relient on social media and the 'smart phone' today they are not developing the natural communication skills.
    A sad indictment on society that it has reached this point.
    Suicide amongst the youth of today is at an all time high.

    Three times as many men as females now commit suicide here in Oz.
    Last year 2047 men 735 females.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

    Life is too short to blend in.

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    I think some of those who "fall" overboard are suicides.I would guess most of them are from the USA.
    They may have a terminal illness and knowing the very high cost of a funeral in the USA , decide to end it at sea to avoid giving their families a very large bill for the funeral.

    Also I cannot understand why the kids of today are suicidal. cannot see a future etc.
    How do they think we felt during WW2, being Bombed by the gerrmans night after night, friends , family and neighbors killed, house destroyed, no where to live and NO possessions. no school.
    We never ever once felt suicidal. In the Air Raid Shelters we used to sing all the wartime songs loud to try to drown out the noise of the explosions, as the earth shook and heaved as the bombs hit close by.
    Too soft today.
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    The popular way to do it in Tassie is to just drive into the bush. Some places it so dense it is almost guaranteed no one will find you for ages, by then the local Tassie devils will have done their work anyway.
    I suppose kids of today are fed rubbish from a very early age, there is a lot of emphasis on not being "different". They seem to have shallower ideals than us older people, more concerned how other people think of them.
    I can remember in Sydney when I was a kid, sitting on a fence in our local area waiting for the local tennis court to finish with it's paying customers. When they left we would swarm in and have a few games. The cost was to run those huge rollers over the court ( clay) and generally clean up after we finished. No TV then let alone mobile phones.
    If someone actually got a TV they would roster us same kids half an hour at a time "Bengal Lancers" comes to mind!!
    When the trees in the street were pruned the council workers would leave the branches on the ground. They would come back a couple of weeks later and give prizes ( choccies usually) to the best "cubbies" that had been built from those branches.
    I played A grade tennis and cycled everywhere with my racket tied to the handles. etc. etc. kids were a lot fitter then.

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    Default Re: Another passenger goes overboard

    Fools, Fitters and First Trippers sit on handrails??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry Bryce View Post
    Fools, Fitters and First Trippers sit on handrails??
    Things have changed!! Fitters!!, it used to be Fools, firemen and first trippers

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    I have no idea what time of day these people go missing. If it is late in the evening this comes to mind. The mesmerising phenomenon of phosphorescence, those of us that have witnessed it will know the effect it has if you stare to long. First hand an Apprentice Eng. celebrating his 18th birthday with a little more alcohol than he should have had, starts staring at the sea, next thing he was on the handrails trying to jump over, it took thee of us to hold him back, later he had no memory of it happing. It certainly shook us up I can still visualize yet.
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