Mike Mankamyer Fell 60 Feet From Carnival Cruise Ship … Lives, Rescued … Then Arrested on Sex Charges
The story initially was reported that a man fell 60 feet off a Carnival cruise ship; however, there was much secrecy regarding the event. Mike Mankamyer was eventually rescued, but the story does not end there.
Mankamyer was on Carnival Glory for a cruise to the Bahamas. Early Friday morning, he reportedly jumped 60 feet off a balcony into the Atlantic Ocean.
The Coast Guard finally spotted him 30 miles off Ft. Lauderdale’s coast. He had treaded water for eight hours. Mankamyer – an average swimmer, overweight, with a collapsed lung -had mild hypothermia, but was otherwise fine. (CBS News)
It is being reported at Fox News that 8 hours after Mike Mankamyer was rescued by the Coast Guard he was arrested and charged on sex charges. Of all the people that have gone missing off cruise ships, this one actually was saved.
Michael Mankamyer, 35, of Orlando was charged with sexual battery not likely to cause injury and lewd or lascivious molestation on a victim older than 12, said Liz Malavet, of the Orange County jail’s inmate records. Mankamyer was being held without bond and his first court appearance is Wednesday, she said.
The charges stem from an FBI investigation into Mankamyer’s fall about 70 feet (21 meters) after jumping from the balcony of his room aboard the Carnival Glory in March, the Orlando Sentinel reported.
The FBI reviewed cruise ship records that revealed Mankamyer had escorted at least four teenage boys on separate cruises, Sgt. Rich Mankewich of the sheriff’s sex crimes unit told the newspaper.
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The Dana Pretzer Show – Tuesday, May 29th, 2007 – 8 PM – Special Guests Jacque Hollander, Dave and Robin Holloway, Jossy Mansur and Tim Miller
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- Dave and Robin Holloway speaking on the 2nd anniversary of the disappearance of their daughter Natalee.
- Jossy Mansur with a Natalee Holloway update.
- Tim Miller discussing the Natalee Holloway Deep Water Search, Hogs and Horses Fundraiser and more.
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Isn’t this priceless? Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines making the comments regarding the recent issues of the project with Aruba Ports Authority, “We have always been honest and open.” I would imagine their are several families with missing loved ones that would beg to differ with you Royal Caribbean.
John Tercek, vice-president commercial development of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) told the Amigoe in a letter that he regrets the fact that certain persons, “that have nothing to do with the project with Aruba Ports Authority and are not aware of the facts, have made defamatory remarks even before an agreement was entered.
Of course their are many people including Dave Holloway and Beth Twitty that would ask the same about Aruba. Trying to find an “open and honest” player between Royal Caribbean and Aruba will be a difficult task at best. Talk about the pot and the kettle being a certain color.
Amigoe, May 27, 2007: We have always been honest and open
ORANJESTAD — John Tercek, vice-president commercial development of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) told the Amigoe in a letter that he regrets the fact that certain persons, “that have nothing to do with the project with Aruba Ports Authority and are not aware of the facts, have made defamatory remarks even before an agreement was entered.
Tercek’s letter was the first official reaction of Royal Caribbean on the occurrences that started more than two months ago, after the letter of Effy Namdar about a donation in the election’s cashbox in exchange for properties in the harbour area, was made public.
It would appear from reports that near by Bonaire’s tourism is growing in leaps and bounds as compared to Aruba. The tourism numbers are up in the amount of tourists to the island as well as those from cruise ships. Increases in tourism of 54% hardly seem to be what Aruba has been experiencing since the disappearance of Natalee Holloway almost 2 years ago. At this rate Aruba would be excited if they had a 5.4% increase. However, as everyone knows and states except Aruba these type of positive tourism numbers will not occur until there is “Justice for Natalee”.
In 2006, the number of tourists that visited Bonaire grew with 54.3 percent to 61.844; the number of tourists that visited the island in 2005 was 40.777.
Compared to 2005, fewer cruise ships called in at the port of Kralendijk in 2006: 89 versus 78, a drop with 12.4 percent, which means that bigger cruise ships with more passengers on board are visiting Bonaire .
Amigoe, May 28, 2007: Cruise tourism grows with 54 percent
KRALENDIJK – The tourism of Bonaire enters upon a new period with a planned growth for the next three years. According to Tourism Corporation Bonaire ( TCB ), the island must grow to 80.000 tourists per year till 2009.