Miller - Answered a Question by Precious (14 Dec 08 11:50)

I have cruised with Fred. Olsen and others for more than 15 years and this is the first instance I have heard of an accident to passengers on board a ship.

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Macro - replied to Miller (19 Dec 08 05:03)

Well, you now realise that they avoid publicity !

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Neil & Ida Down - Answered a Question by Precious (14 Dec 08 14:50)

Since the year 2000 a recorded total of 102 people have fallen overboard the largest number of which, thirty, fell from Carnival ships October 29 The Daily Telegraph reports that two passengers were taken to hospital after they were thrown into the sea when the ship broke free of its moorings while docked in Bilbao, northern Spain. The elderly passengers and a crew member were crossing the gangplank when ropes snapped and the ship swung away from the quayside. All three were rescued from the water and taken to a local hospital. Fred Olsen Cruise Lines confirmed that an incident had taken place on Wednesday afternoon at around 2pm and said two passengers were being treated in a local hospital. "The Black Watch was docked in Bilbao when it was hit by high winds which caused the ship to pull away from the pier and the gangplank became detached," said Mike Rodwell managing director of the Ipswich-based company. The ship sustained no damage in the incident and left port shortly after the scheduled time of 6pm bound for the port of Honfleur in Normandy, France. There seems to be no further updates to this story. ......Neil .

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Precious - replied to Neil & Ida Down (15 Dec 08 07:37)

Neil Thank you very much for the detailed reply. You must have access to some interesting facts & figures! I wonder what the Carnival figure suggests? I realise these accidents do happen and could occur anywhere but when you stand on deck watching and not be able to do anything, it gives you a chilling reminder about life! Thanks again and best wishes for Christmas Brian .

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Wilba - Answered a Question by Precious (14 Dec 08 21:48)

Why are you so concerned of a single event on a cruise ship when you will probably get in a motor vehicle, where your chance of death or injury is a significantly multiplied, & drive to a cruise terminal or airport? I fail to see the logic or the concern..........Wilba.

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Precious - Answered a Question by Precious (15 Dec 08 08:02)

I realise accidents can happen everyday in any place but we saw this taking place before our eyes and you feel so helpless being unable to help. An accident like this makes you realise it could have been you. We all felt 'concern' for these fellow passengers.

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Wilba - replied to Precious (15 Dec 08 08:09)

Sorry that was badly written by me. The 'concern' I was referring to was relating to law of averages of this happening frequently, not health & well being of the unfortunates.....Wilba.

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