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Old 11-05-2013, 02:58   #16
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Current reports now are she climbed over the rail and held on facing the ocean, when she fell hit a lifeboat on the way down and then he jumped soon after.

Reports are video footage of the having a heated arguement in the casino earlier, but looked to have made up.
Very sad.

If the rails were too low this would be happening every cruise, with up to 3500 passengers on some ships ot would be a real constant issue.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:26   #17
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Re: Carnival Cruisers - MOB Tragedy

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I've been a sailor on commercial ships for years now, and there are few things I can think of that would be worse than watching the stern light of your ship slowly dissapear over the horizon. Just awful.
I know of at least one guy who thought differently
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Old 11-05-2013, 06:28   #18
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Re: Carnival Cruisers - MOB Tragedy

The current "no turning back" solution. The turbulence stream from the props goes back miles. From about 80 ft height, I doubt if you would ever make the surface.
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The railings are far from chest high. If I remember right, they are 42 inches. Could be wrong, it's been a while. More like waist high. Bummer, people do stupid things when drunk.
Here is photo of actual railing. Would need to be pretty tall to call that waist high.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:46   #20
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Here is photo of actual railing. Would need to be pretty tall to call that waist high.
Look at the angle of the picture. That would make a kid chest high.
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I know of at least one guy who thought differently
Oh wow, that's pretty intense. Kinda reminds me of This guy: Crazy ‘Ol Coot Jumps from Ship’s Bridge Wing, Swims to Shore | gCaptain - Maritime & Offshore News.
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Re: Carnival Cruisers - MOB Tragedy

Actually, he tossed her overboard and accidentally fell in after her. Kind of useless speculating what happened. Most MOB's on cruise ships seem to be suicides, however.
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Actually, he tossed her overboard and accidentally fell in after her. Kind of useless speculating what happened. Most MOB's on cruise ships seem to be suicides, however.
Maybe murder-suicide?
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Apparently caught on CCTV:

CCTV to aid cops in cruise tragedy of Paul Rossington and Kristen Schroder | The Courier-Mail
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