Overboard Passenger Dies

By MarEx 2015-08-25 10:38:46

A Carnival Glory passenger died after falling overboard near the Honduran coast August 19. The ship was enroute to Grand Cayman when the incident occurred. Passengers told authorities twice that they witnessed the woman’s body in the water twice and notified the emergency services onboard the vessel.

The ship altered its course within 45 minutes after the incident was reported. The 65-year-old female victim was recovered the following day.

Other incidents in the cruise industry:

In March, a 54-year-old man fell off the Carnival Glory off the Mexican coast. He was safely recovered. Last week, two passengers fell off the Cunard QM2 and the MSC Magnifica. And, a Royal Caribbean Freedom of the Seas crewmember suffered first-degree burns after flames sparked near the engine and spread to the deck.


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