The past month and a half has seen no fewer than 4 people go overboard cruise ships, with all of the people who had gone overboard either being found deceased or being declared lost at sea. This is a significant uptick from the average over the last 10 years – which is about 1.5 overboards per month. Another person went missing from a cruise ship over the weekend, but this time the passenger was found alive.
An unidentified 29 year old woman was reported to have jumped from the Carnival Destiny after the ship set sail from the Port of Miami on Saturday. The woman was apparently witnessed by other passengers, who notified the crew. The captain of the ship immediately turned around to look for the woman. The woman was rescued.
The rescued woman was taken to the ship’s infirmary for treatment. The medics aboard the ship determined that the woman needed additional medical treatment, and the ship was diverted to Key West, Florida to drop the woman off at a hospital. The original itinerary had the ship sailing to Ocho Rios, Jamaica.
This latest cruise ship overboard resulted in the woman being rescued, which is a marked difference from the previous 4 overboards we have reported on. All of the previous 4 overboards resulted in the persona being found deceased, or being declared lost at sea.