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Originally posted by redNyx
reply to post by patternfinder
That may be but it is completely unrelated to the issue of this thread. Please refrain from going off-topic so that the quality of threads can remain intact.
Originally posted by LanternOfDiogenes
Could it be they are just throwing themselves over board tired of life... perhaps a husband or wife getting tired of those matrimonial vows, or worse, made to order slave/kidnapping ring.
According to the U.S.-based International Cruise Victims Association, 165 people have gone missing at sea since 1995, with at least 13 this year alone Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
Whatever happened to these people it wasn't in broad daylight and never when the moon is out apparently
Most of these people disappeared on black nights, far out at sea.
If you are planning on foreign soil cruises keep a detailed record of your plans and copies even stores neighborhoods or dining establishments in your cabin at least if this does happen to you the authorities will have a place to start. Carry a knife no matter what, and never make plans over long distance phone calls that can be tracked or make large purchases in port... just screams milk me for money. My heart goes out to these lost people and their families.
Originally posted by ChaoticOrder
165 people have gone missing at sea since 1995, with at least 13 this year alone
165 people in
1316 years lost to the sea? That is a pretty good statistic if you ask me...compared to stuff like this:
By the end of 2005, there were 109,531 active missing person records according to the US Department of Justice.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police missing child statistics for a ten year period  show a total of 60,582 missing children in 2007.
edit on 23-9-2011 by ChaoticOrder because: changed 13 to 16
Originally posted by research100
I clicked on the link at the beginning of this thread and scrolled through all the many stories and can't find it, there is no way to do a search there either.
Sounds like an interesting article and I would like to read it.
International Cruise Victims Association
The vanishing passengers: It's a mystery as bizarre as it is disturbing - why have 165 people gone missing from cruise ships in recent years? Read more: www.dailymail.co.uk...
Originally posted by da pickles
reply to post by newcovenant
in the uk the RNLI(royal national lifeboat institution)created a device called gaurdian MOB , it was invented for the fishing fleet and works by all crew wearing something similar to a pager, if a crew member leaves the vicinity of the vessel ie falls overboard then once out of a set range an alarm sounds in the wheel house and after 2 minutes an automated distress is sent to the RNLI which is forwarded to the coastgaurd to initiate a rescue from the last known position.
would it be possible to incorporate a system similar to this on a cruise liner? possible but trying to get people to remember to carry around the unit would be a problem. the second problem would be that although it would alert the bridge the cruise liner would probably be out of range of an effective SAR asset to assist in a rescue.
a second thought springs to mind, how many people have dissapeared in the same timescale from package holidays?