Last night on the Conquest around 11:30 a man was reported over board. They did the search and rescue without success.
Ship is due into Galveston around 11:00 Central Time. If you are seeing this from your motel, please stay put. Wait until you know that the ship is in, and that they are now boarding. This is going to be a long wait.
Information coming from a passenger on the Conquest at this time.
I know, James. I feel the same way. I have had some very bad times in my life, but never felt that total hopelessness these people must feel. My thoughts are with the family members left, trying to make sense of it all.
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Witnesses now say that he did not comment suicide, but was drunk, and trying to climb from one balcony to the next where his friend was.
This is what I've been trying to tell everyone. I'm sorry for the guys family but.....
Life is too short to let the ship of your dreams sail without you.
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I'm glad you posted HOW he fell overboard...my 14-year old is a little paranoid with all the "missing persons" on cruise ships, and we'll be cruising next month! This is so horribley tragic, but it also can serve as a lesson...moderation.
If I remember correctly, when I over-indulged (and that has been QUITE a few years ago)......all I wanted was the porcelain god! I learned when to stop a long time ago. When I reach that point, I order Diet Coke. It isn't that hard! Everyone has a good time and I'm not sick as a dog! We don't do stupid things and we don't become Superman. The craziness doesn't seem to be restricted to the younger generation either!
Cassandra I agree with your thoughts. I'm wondering why no one has filed a lawsuit against the cruise lines because they didn't stop serving alcohol to a drunk. Maybe it has to do with the country the ship is registered in.
The BOOOOOZE will flow, the cruise lines make many bucks on booze....
I don't see any solution to the problem.... Why must a person have a drink to have a good time???? I still have 4 bottles of unopened Rum & 1 bottle of Crown Royal still sealed from my past cruises.... I'am going to age it for 10 more years ...
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Here goes...you need 5 shot glasses and a iced tea glass of Diet Dr. Pepper. Fill shot glasses with spiced rum....hold your breath and throw one back, followed by a long sip of Diet DP. (Don't mix the two liquids...it will ruin the Diet DP). Continue until shot glasses are empty.....Refill.....repeat! I haven't tried it, but it might work?!
i sure hope your not in a balcony cabin, i dont want to read about ANOTHER passenger falling overboard :o
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