An adult male passenger is reportedly missing from the Carnival Fantasy cruise ship and is believed to have gone overboard before the ship arrived in Progreso, Mexico today. The Carnival cruise ship left Mobile, Alabama on December 15th at 4:00 p.m. and was scheduled to arrive in Progreso, Mexico today at 8:00 a.m. According to the Cruise Life Cargo Facebook page, announcements were made via the Fantasy’s onboard PA system last night that a guest was missing on the ship.…
The cruise ship MSC Poesia was caught in rough weather while sailing off the coast of Uruguay last week, according to an article posted by the Crew Center site and video posted on Noticias de Cruceros. Crew Center explains that during  the December 2 – December 9 cruise, the MSC Poesia was sailing near Punta Del Este when the storm hit the cruise ship. “Due to high winds and rough seas, the vessel rocked…
Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. chairman and CEO Richard Fain acquired 18,900 shares of Royal Caribbean (“RCL”) stock for $1,990,000 or a weighted average price of around $105.60 a share, according to Seatrade Cruise News. Mr. Fain bought the RCL shares on Thursday. The stock is reportedly for a trust primarily for the benefit of certain Fain family members. After the transaction, Mr. Fain owns 842,537 shares directly and 235,106 shares indirectly for a total…
A cruise guest is reportedly missing from a Carnival cruise ship this morning, according to several passengers including a journalist on the ship. A passenger informed me that the ship is the Carnival Victory. According to at least one passenger on the ship, CCTV “cameras confirm that the passenger went overboard. It’s unknown if he jumped or fell. The U.S. Coast Guard is searching by air.” The overboard passenger appears to have gone overboard around 4…
Two British passengers, aged 70 and 72, were arrested on a cruise ship returning to Europe from the Caribbean after the ship docked at the cruise terminal in Lisbon, Portugal. Portuguese police stated that the couple were arrested with a large amount of cocaine concealed in suitcases in their cruise ship cabin, according to the Independent newspaper which first reported on the drug bust. Portugal’s National Drugs Trafficking Unit released a statement titled “Combating drug trafficking
A cruise passenger reportedly went overboard from the MSC Preziosa in the Caribbean several days ago, according to the France-Antilles newspaper. The Martinique newspaper reports that a 69-year-old Dutch citizen was not located on the MSC Cruises ship when it arrived in Fort-de-France last Saturday, December 8th. The last port before Martinique scheduled on the cruise was Philipsburg, St. Maarten on Friday, December 7th. The unidentified passenger was last seen Friday night on the balcony of their cabin by her…
The Merchant Shipping (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill was read in the Singapore Parliament for the first time on 19 November 2018. The Bill proposes to make a number of significant amendments to Singapore’s merchant shipping legislation. These include: enacting the International Convention on Salvage 1989 as part of Singapore law; and adopting the 1996 Protocol to amend the Convention on Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976. The Bill is expected to be debated in parliament…
A Celebrity Cruises officer reportedly ended his life on the Celebrity Millennium, according to an article published yesterday by the Crew Center website. On December 6th, Anton Ilichev, a young officer from Ukraine, was reportedly found hanging dead in his cabin’s bathroom, according to the article. Crew Center states that Mr. Ilichev was working as a suite manager and had worked for Celebrity for several contracts. The Celebrity cruise ship was on a 14 Night Southeast…
A strike in San Juan today impacted cruise passengers on the Celebrity Summit and Jewel of the Seas. Departing passengers have been unable to retrieve their luggage and take taxis to the airport and arriving passengers have been delayed or unable to travel to the port due to the strikes. Social media (Twitter and Facebook) has been abuzz with postings from cruise guests and their family members of travelers contacting the cruise line and air…
The News Rep newspaper contained this ominous headline yesterday – ISIS terrorists have just hijacked a cruise ship . . .   The newspaper, which focuses on security, military and warfare issues, stated “Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists have stormed a cruise ship full of unaware tourists somewhere in the Eastern Mediterranean. The U.S. Special Operations Command Europe has been alerted and swiftly deploys its SOF (Special Operations Forces) units to Greece. There, the American commandos link…

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