A seventy-four year old retired electrician ia reportedly missing from the Genting Dream cruise ship, according to a newspaper in Singapore.
Cruise expert Dr. Ross Klein identifies Mr. Goh Hai Peng as the missing passenger who left Singapore on the Genting cruise ship on August 4th. The four-day, three-night cruise included stops on the islands of Penang and Langkawi in Malaysia on Aug 5th and 6th.
Mr. Goh’s son, Mr. Adrian Goh, who did not treavel with his father, stated that the cruise ship’s surveillance footage showed his father entering his cabin at about 7 p.m on the first day of the trip. (His father was supposed to go on the cruise with his wife, but because she reportedly had to look after their grandchild). That was the first and last time Mr. Goh was seen in the video footage, which did not show him leaving his cabin during the entire cruise. Surveillance cameras also captured a figure falling into the sea at about 3 a.m. the following day, according to Dream Cruise which oeperates the Genting Dream.
Dream Cruises confirmed that Mr. Goh is missing from its cruise ship although his belongings were found in the cabin, which opens into a balcony. Adrian Goh reportedly said employees of Dream Cruises returned his father’s belongings. Dream Cruises did not tell his family information such as the extent of the search and rescue operation or the ship’s surveillance footage until about a week later. “For all we know, our father could still be alive and adrift somewhere in the Malacca Strait, and it seems as if he had been left for dead.”
He also added that his “father was neither a gambler nor drinker, and had not entered the ship’s casino. He also did not have health or financial problems.”
There have been 348 people who have gone overboard since 2000, according to cruise expert Dr. Klein.
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