Two Passengers Rescued after Fall from Princess Cruise’s Grand Princess


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 Princess Cruise's Grand Princesswas 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)

Posted March 25, 2007 by
Cruise Ship, Travel | 6 comments

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    6 Responses to “Two Passengers Rescued after Fall from Princess Cruise’s Grand Princess”

    1. bleachedblack on March 25th, 2007 11:54 am

      Hmmmm at least the ship turned around, others were not as lucky……

    2. Jerry from Ohio on March 25th, 2007 1:32 pm

      Alcohol, youth and unrestrained excitement have no place on an open deck of a ship especially at night and if they did this as a challenge or a Lark then they are too foolish to be out on a cruse alone , JMO
      Jerry from Ohio, ex Coast Guard Lic Captain

    3. houston on March 25th, 2007 4:09 pm

      Yikes! I wonder what those two were trying to do, swim across the GOM? Seems like every ship that leaves Galveston comes up with something different. 50 feet to the water….man that is just like hitting concrete…Hey, only in Texas, right….we can really look foolish sometimes.

    4. katablog on March 26th, 2007 12:19 am

      How does someone “fall off” a cruise ship. They simply have to be going something really dump.

      How about we start blame the idiots instead of the cruise companies?

    5. azsunny on March 26th, 2007 6:58 pm

      Some people should be required to take inside cabins if they cruise. Speculation is she was table dancing on the table on the balcony of the cabin as she had been doing early in the bar. They are very fortunate to be alive.

    6. Brad Stoecker on March 26th, 2007 7:04 pm

      I was just on the Grand Princess a month ago. Had a great time. My room was on the mini-suite level which sticks out farther then all the balconies above. I would think that is where they fell from. If they were above they would have slammed right into the balconies sticking out on the Dolphin deck. That wouldn’t have been a soft landing.

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