Sunday, January 29, 2012

Update: Cruise Passenger from SC Jumps from One Deck to Another, Dies

As a follow-up to yesterday's posting, Bahamian authorities are now reporting that the cruise-ship passenger from South Carolina, 26, who died from a fall aboard Carnival's Fantasy, actually jumped from one deck to another. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

COMMENT: The ship will depart for Charleston, SC tomorrow (January 30). At this time, it is unknown as to what the passenger was thinking at the time he jumped.

As I have said in other postings, the increasing size of cruise-ships in the interest of profit is not necessarily a good thing.

Studies have also shown that population density in any confined space, whether it be a city, an aircraft or a cruise-ship, not only results in inter-personal and psychological conflict, but makes it increasingly difficult for cruise-ship crews to keep all passengers safe from harm.

New information on this incident will be provided as it becomes available.

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