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Old Mar 15, 15, 3:36 am
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"Mister Mop" was probably "Mister MOB" - Man Over Board...
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Old Mar 16, 15, 10:08 am
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Originally Posted by NickW View Post
"Mister Mop" was probably "Mister MOB" - Man Over Board...
Oh... cool.
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Old Mar 16, 15, 11:46 pm
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That is amazing, normally they don't even know people have fallen off the boat until too late to back track and find them. That this ship came upon someone soon enough after they fell to save them is awesome!

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54 years old MOB - Carnival Triumph / Galveston, TX - body recovered

Another MOB yesterday yesterday abroad the CCL's Triumph sailing on its return trip to Galveston, TX - onboard cameras reviewed confirmed that the 54 male pax went overboard. SAR was lanched with assist from Mexico authorities and this morning, the possible recovery of the missing is being reported, pending transport of the body to Mexico for positive ID before being released back to the US. Not a happy ending or positive outcome - thoughts & prayers
Followup details or news and debates continued on CruiseCritic, FT's counterpart ...

http://abc13.com/news/body-found-in-...veston/562958/
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Old Mar 18, 15, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by cruisr View Post
Wow did this thread take a turn or what. I started reading from the most recent and thought I was in the wrong thread. Thread started about rescuing someone that fell off a ship and turned into a food/allergies and service thread.

No judgements here, just an observation.
Sorry, that would be me for responding to pseudoswede's post. Someday, the Cruise forum might have a separation by cruise lines, or at least dining from at sea rescues.
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Old Mar 18, 15, 4:46 pm
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Originally Posted by SCGustafson View Post
Sorry, that would be me for responding to pseudoswede's post. Someday, the Cruise forum might have a separation by cruise lines, or at least dining from at sea rescues.
If I want some formality with cruise-related discussions, I'll go to Cruise Critic. I like the "freeform-ness" of this forum on a flying-related bulletin board.

But, yes, apologies for going way off-topic in this thread.
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Old Mar 20, 15, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by SCGustafson View Post
Sorry, that would be me for responding to pseudoswede's post. Someday, the Cruise forum might have a separation by cruise lines, or at least dining from at sea rescues.
Originally Posted by pseudoswede View Post
If I want some formality with cruise-related discussions, I'll go to Cruise Critic. I like the "freeform-ness" of this forum on a flying-related bulletin board.

But, yes, apologies for going way off-topic in this thread.
I believe I was the first poster who derailed the thread by asking about food. But then I am the OP of the thread so I think it is okay...right?
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Old Apr 14, 15, 2:51 am
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"Mister Mop" was probably "Mister MOB" - Man Over Board...
Probably so. I have worked at hospitals where we had code words for emergencies so as not to frighten patients. For example, a fire in room 412 would be "Dr. Sun, go to Room 412". What I don't understand is: do ships really travel in such narrow lines as to be right behind another ship? I would think that someone falling off a ship would not likely be near the path of a following ship. So, the jumper was very lucky - almost to the point of a miracle.
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Old Apr 14, 15, 11:37 am
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Originally Posted by relangford View Post
"Dr. Sun, go to Room 412"
To totally derail this thread (again), there is a proctologist at a nearby hospital named Dr. Sun. He's also known as Dr. where-the-Sun-don't-shine.
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Old Apr 14, 15, 11:59 am
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Originally Posted by relangford View Post
What I don't understand is: do ships really travel in such narrow lines as to be right behind another ship? I would think that someone falling off a ship would not likely be near the path of a following ship. So, the jumper was very lucky - almost to the point of a miracle.
Cruise ships especially I would say tend to be on pretty similar paths, especially depending on exactly where they're coming from and going. Two ships with the same previous and next ports are going to have a pretty close path to each other. If you search for sea lanes or shipping lanes, you'll find that large ships do tend to follow fairly established tracks. As I recall, this was fairly near Cozumel, and that area is actually pretty heavily trafficked by ships in general.
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Old Apr 14, 15, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by pseudoswede View Post
To totally derail this thread (again), there is a proctologist at a nearby hospital named Dr. Sun. He's also known as Dr. where-the-Sun-don't-shine.
That is absolutely, positively and totally worth derailing this thread (or, as the case may be, taking us off course).

Originally Posted by piper28 View Post
Cruise ships especially I would say tend to be on pretty similar paths, especially depending on exactly where they're coming from and going. Two ships with the same previous and next ports are going to have a pretty close path to each other. If you search for sea lanes or shipping lanes, you'll find that large ships do tend to follow fairly established tracks. As I recall, this was fairly near Cozumel, and that area is actually pretty heavily trafficked by ships in general.
From what I remember, we were very near port and not going particularly fast, if moving at all.

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Old Apr 14, 15, 9:00 pm
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As I recall there's a fairly decent current through that area, so if he was in the water for a while, he probably drifted, so whether a ship was right on the same path or not might not matter.
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Old Apr 15, 15, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by relangford View Post
Probably so. I have worked at hospitals where we had code words for emergencies so as not to frighten patients. For example, a fire in room 412 would be "Dr. Sun, go to Room 412".

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Old May 7, 15, 11:27 am
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Wow, that sounds insane!
I was on my first cruise last month and would find it almost impossible to spot someone in the water...
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Old May 19, 15, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by mikeef View Post
We've really gotta start a cruise Do list here. We were also on the ship!....
There already is a "Cruise meetup" thread pinned to the top of this (Cruises) forum. It's been there for 7+ years (since 2008).
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