What is going on lately that cruise ship passengers have been falling overboard? Like in the case of Mike Mankamyer , Daniel Dipiero, or this 62 year old woman who had been reported missing and presumed to have gone overboard. This time it was a 22 year old man and a 20 year old woman that according to reports fell overboard in the Gulf of Mexico aboard the Princess Cruise’s Grand Princess. Does anyone think that maybe a big netting needs to be out around the side of the boat like a building construction site in case of workers accidently falling?
The 22-year-old man and 20-year-old woman fell 50 to 60 feet from a cabin balcony, said Julie Benson, spokeswoman for Princess Cruises.
She said the cruise line did not know how they fell overboard. Their ship, Princess Cruise’s Grand Princess, was about 150 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas, at the time.
The captain turned the ship around after friends of the man and woman notified the crew at about 1:30 a.m. CDT that they had gone overboard, Benson said. The ship’s crew used high-powered spotlights and rescue boats in the search. One passenger was rescued by the ship’s boats at 5:30 a.m. and the other at 6 a.m., according to a statement by the cruise line. (AP)