Tragedy at sea

I have just read a disturbing story about a young man who fell from the mast of the Carnival Esctasy and then passed away at a Florida hospital later. I know there is nothing we can say to the family of this 20 year old to remove the pain the must be suffering.

I know myself that if I saw an individual was doing something that risky, I would attempt to contact security as quickly as possible. Has anyone here in the forum ever intervened or stopped foolish behavior and if so what were the results from the individual or the cruise line?

Thank you

Tags: What really happened?

2 Answers

Pardon my bluntness, but we discussed this on another site. The general consensus was, he was a dumba$$. He entered a restricted area ( that would be considered trespassing) to climb a mast. Why ? Why would anyone do this ? What was his thought process ? For the same reason someone would try to climb out on their balcony to get to the adjacent the middle of the ocean.

It's the attitude of, I can do anything I want because I'm special. I was never punished as a child for small acts of misbehavior, so I don't think anything I do is wrong.

Am I harsh ? damn straight. Do I care what you think of this post ? Not one bit. It's my opinion. This is the type of person who, when he was a child, would climb on a table in a restaurant and dance, while his parents laughed. Now let's wait for the lawsuit claiming how Carnival didn't do enough to protect this person.

I have to agree with you BAK about the personal responsibility of the young man in this case. Far to often the blame or fault is passed on to someone else. Not just on cruise ships do we see acts that are dangerous or foolish, but remembering what I was like as a youth and the feeling that I was invincible caused me to do a few things that looking back I have to say " How did I not get busted up over that.

My point on this comment was, and is . What have others done to prevent this type of event? I'm just curious.


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