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Southshore
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Woman Overboard
      #1495666 - 03/29/13 12:50 PM (99.253.161.141)

Friends of ours returned very recently from a Princess cruise to the Panama Canal and a couple of islands. They tell us that during the cruise a woman fell overboard. When this happened they say there was a public announcement of "Man Overboard" and steps were taken to find the woman. They did find her body.

Does anyone else know about this? We were shocked as there had not been anything in the news that we saw here in the Toronto area. With the spotlight on cruising generally right now, would the cruise line hush this up? Or are our friends having us on in a rather gruesome way?


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Re: Woman Overboard [Re: Southshore]
      #1495674 - 03/29/13 01:04 PM (71.101.41.196)

Not being hushed up by the cruise line. Quite a few reports about it.

Person went overboard on Sunday, March 24. They were able to recover the body in a couple of hours.

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Re: Woman Overboard [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1495781 - 03/29/13 06:54 PM (107.9.16.124)

I feel for her. I've been on many of the Princess boats and others. Hard for me to see many non-preventable falls. The rails are plenty high. Regardless, once you do, it is long way down and the subsequent recovery.

I'll be interested in the details.

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Re: Woman Overboard [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1495889 - 03/30/13 10:37 AM (72.59.124.6)

How weird--two women overboard within a few days, first Coral Princess on Sunday and then Aurora last night.

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Re: Woman Overboard [Re: Carol_Hill]
      #1495928 - 03/30/13 02:52 PM (107.9.16.124)

I googlenews'd "Coral princess"--nothing, the "Coral Princess Overboard" - one little article relaying cruisecritic banter.

As for Aurora Overboard - all I got was a woman last September in the med going over.

These really are kind of hard to find info on.

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Re: Woman Overboard [Re: PelicanPirate]
      #1495931 - 03/30/13 03:00 PM (72.59.124.6)

Oh, maybe the second article was a year old! The second one was about a woman in the med, yes.

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Re: Woman Overboard [Re: Eric_Hill]
      #1496174 - 03/31/13 01:20 PM (99.253.161.141)

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Eric_Hill said:
Not being hushed up by the cruise line. Quite a few reports about it.

Person went overboard on Sunday, March 24. They were able to recover the body in a couple of hours.




Thanks, I did find something when I searched online. I found a site that said that since 2000, 198 people had gone overboard on cruise ships, about 25% of these on Carnival.


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