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Old March 25th, 2007, 01:44 PM
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I don't know why so many passengers enjoy jumping into the sea. We seem to hear a new case each week about some fool who either committed suicide, got inebriated or just wanted to hot dog off the decks for pure amusement. Today I heard of a young couple (22 and 20) who both jumped from their balcony cabin aboard a princess ship. Perhaps its another way of avoiding paying up your tips and on board expenses. We Americans will think of anything!
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If you were on a ship with 2,670 other people wouldn't you jump ship?

I think they should charge this couple with expenses and every other passenger on the ship should sue them for inconvenience. Pretty soon, they will have to ban alcohol in staterooms if people continue to jump.
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Let's see, maybe I can create a song here... music from an old Waylan Jennings' song... "You don't have to call me Darling, Darling"

I was drunk, when we moved, on out to the railing,
I thought that we were fer' away than that,
I didn't know that we were going to go swimming, anyway,
So I just tucked and fell on off of the side!!!

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Maybe it's just another way of getting in one more excursion...only without having to be at port. The ultimate rush sensation....falling 60 feet AND seeing your ship either cruise away or see how fast a ship can actually stop.

Seriously, though, I think the cruiseline needs to start fining these people major bucks if the ship needs to stop to search for them. Especially if the cruiseline does an investigation and finds that the people who fall off were doing something that a reasonable and rationale person should know posed a significant risk of falling off.
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Maybe it's just another way of getting in one more excursion...only without having to be at port. The ultimate rush sensation....falling 60 feet AND seeing your ship either cruise away or see how fast a ship can actually stop.

Seriously, though, I think the cruiseline needs to start fining these people major bucks if the ship needs to stop to search for them. Especially if the cruiseline does an investigation and finds that the people who fall off were doing something that a reasonable and rationale person should know posed a significant risk of falling off.
Yes..yes...yes! But more than likely what will happen is this: The couple will hire a Lawyer and sue the Cruiseline for making it possible for them to jump by NOT having a higher handrailing, NOT having a crew member standing by ready and available to save their******** when they hit the water! Because....Oh...Oh...and they had to wait 30 - 40minutes before being found! They are asking for a free cruise and perks even as we speak...
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The third was a guy who jumped off a Carnival ship 150 miles from Galveston in the Gulf of Mexico. He was also picked up by the Coast Guard after 14 hours in the water. Both episodes ended successfully but these are unusual considering that no one had a vest or other flotation device. I guess the Lord watches over drunks. I am concerned, however, that the cruise lines will raise the level of the balcony rails or, perhaps even put up large glass walls on the balconies to keep these crazy people on the ships!
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Maybe it's to get away from the self indulgent "farts" that they are now suddenly faced with on a ship. Those that know better in everything they do, and everything they say.
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Awl shucks, and I thought it was from seeing their bill. ;-)

I'm afraid that these few cases could create a change for the rest of us. After all... remember the woman who sued McDonalds over her hot coffee? Now almost every to go cup has a warning on it, "HOT COFFEE".

I was on a ship a few of years ago, when we had to stop the ship because we had a passenger threatening to jump. They talked him down, placed him and his wife in lock-up and tossed them both off at the next port!

I guess no one has noticed that not a single kid, has gone overboard. Just proves that some people don't become wiser with age.
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I hate it when Mike does things like that and posts his car number plate or I am supposed to figure it out

Two hour's in, I cant.... can some other SmartA, explain please
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Mike sounds like a closet chemistry major!

If I'm not mistaken, that's the chemical composition of alcohol.

Which leads me to a thought. If the cruise lines continue their crackdowns on alcohol use (or abuse, as the case may be......), some dipstick will set up a still in his cabin.........

Which leads me to a gripe, to be posted in its own thread.

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I heard most of them jump ship because after they got onboard and talked to other passengers they found out they paid way too much.
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It's ethanol, to be specific. The grain alcohol found in drinks and a good gasoline alternative. At least I was able to use my chemical engineering degree for something useful
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Does it mix well with Coke.......? 8)

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And, can I get away with taking a still with me in my carry-on?
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There seems to be a consensus that good ole booze has something to do with it.
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Yeah, there is, but I don’t swallow that theory...to easy.
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I had read recently, no I don't remember the article exactly, but the couple were imitating the "Wind in the Face" pose from the Titanic with her on the railing and him holding her steady (yah, right).

Dean, an old pirate needs rum with that coke.
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I think the people are either ignorant, suicidal or both. If they were drunk it probably wasn't the cause so much as the courage. I would need one heck of a lot of booze in me to jump off a sixty foot ship!

I agree, fine the idiots and then black-ball them from any further cruises. Make an example of them. As far as the cruiseline being sued, most of these ships are not of US registry. Therefore, unlike the good-ole USofA (sue happy nuts that we are) they are unlikely to get jack squat if they want to sue.
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Perhap's they jump because of?

1. Bad coffee
2.Tried the Self Assist debarkation!
3.Husband/Wife showed up at the wrong moment!
4.Just plain STUPID!!

Add your own reason
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What I fear is some ambulance chaser succeeding in holding the ship responsible and the idiots raking in big bucks.

Then...chain link fence from the railing to the overhead?
Plexiglass?

Remove the door or slider and replace with a pane of glass?

Hell, just wall it in and put in a port hole?
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Michael,

You're absolutely right! No self-respecting pirate would shout "ho, ho, ho, and a bottle of ethanol.........!" 8)

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, some very funny comments! Thankx for the laffs!
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I don't know why so many passengers enjoy jumping into the sea. We seem to hear a new case each week about some fool who either committed suicide, got inebriated or just wanted to hot dog off the decks for pure amusement. Today I heard of a young couple (22 and 20) who both jumped from their balcony cabin aboard a princess ship. Perhaps its another way of avoiding paying up your tips and on board expenses. We Americans will think of anything!
Could it be the rather precarious position they had put themselves into up on the railing! , ROF
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Wow, all you're joking aside that would be scary to jump/fall off a ship in the middle of the ocean! If these people are not suicidal then obviously they are missing alot of screws cause the odds are against their survival.
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Why are they jumping?....Darwinism maybe?
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