Florida cruise ship says Canadian woman missing


Locutus
#1
The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off the east coast of Florida for a Canadian woman reported missing by her boyfriend during a cruise ship voyage from Grand Bahama island, according to the cruise line.

Charles Kinnear, president of the Celebration Cruise Line, quoted the man as saying he last saw his girlfriend around 1 a.m. Wednesday. He left her at a gift shop aboard the ship while he went to the onboard casino before returning to their cabin.

Media reports say when he cashed out and returned to his room, she wasn't there. He went to sleep and raised the alarm in the morning when he awoke and found she still wasn't in their cabin, Kinnear said. Ship officials were informed of the missing woman at 8 a.m., as the vessel was about to dock at the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach, Fla.


Federal and local authorities said the woman is 47, but they have not released her name.
Cruise line personnel conducted two searches of the Bahamas Celebration, but found no trace of her.


"We're still hoping for the best, that somehow she snuck off the vessel, or she is hiding somewhere," Kinnear said.

However, WPTV-TV, the CBS station in West Palm Beach, reported the woman's passport was still in the room.

The FBI has taken over the investigation and told ABC News it has nothing further to report.




Florida cruise ship says Canadian woman missing - World - CBC News






You went to sleep and didn't know where your woman was? Alrighty then.
 
earth_as_one
#2
Sounds suspicious.
 
#juan
#3
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the waters off the east coast of Florida for a Canadian woman reported missing by her boyfriend during a cruise ship voyage from Grand Bahama island, according to the cruise line.

Charles Kinnear, president of the Celebration Cruise Line, quoted the man as saying he last saw his girlfriend around 1 a.m. Wednesday. He left her at a gift shop aboard the ship while he went to the onboard casino before returning to their cabin.

Media reports say when he cashed out and returned to his room, she wasn't there. He went to sleep and raised the alarm in the morning when he awoke and found she still wasn't in their cabin, Kinnear said. Ship officials were informed of the missing woman at 8 a.m., as the vessel was about to dock at the Port of Palm Beach in Riviera Beach, Fla.


Federal and local authorities said the woman is 47, but they have not released her name.
Cruise line personnel conducted two searches of the Bahamas Celebration, but found no trace of her.


"We're still hoping for the best, that somehow she snuck off the vessel, or she is hiding somewhere," Kinnear said.

However, WPTV-TV, the CBS station in West Palm Beach, reported the woman's passport was still in the room.

The FBI has taken over the investigation and told ABC News it has nothing further to report.




Florida cruise ship says Canadian woman missing - World - CBC News






You went to sleep and didn't know where your woman was? Alrighty then.

This does look a bit suspicious. She leaves without her passport. She leaves without telling her boy friend.
It'll be interesting to see how this turns out.
 
L Gilbert
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Jeeez. Maybe this is another one of those issues about rape and murder aboard cruise ships. I think I've read about a half dozen cases and no-one seems to have a clue what to do about it because of police jurisdiction and bureaucracy like that as well as cruise companies trying to hide issues like this under the carpet to protect their business interests.

Cruise Ship Rape: A No Man's Land On The High Seas? : Cruise Law News (external - login to view)

News - Woman Says She Was Raped Aboard Cruise Ship - InsideEdition.com (external - login to view)

Woman Raped On Cruise Ship - Orlando Sentinel (external - login to view)
 
EagleSmack
#5
On a cruise ship I always lock up my passport at sea. You only need it getting on and off.

But his going to sleep and not noticing till morning is a little suspicious. However, it will be so hard to prove foul play. Another thing, there are all types of cameras on a ship. Especially in the casino. If he's playing cards on camera and leaves alone at the time he said... AND if she's in the gift shop by herself he may just be telling the truth.
 
petros
#6
Hire armed Cruise Marshalls like on planes.
 
karrie
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Hire armed Cruise Marshalls like on planes.

You realize that the people who work security on these boats are just as likely to be the culprits as anyone else is, right? Arming them just seems like an unfair advantage.
 
L Gilbert
#8
Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Hire armed Cruise Marshalls like on planes.

From the second link I posted; "She says just two days into the trip along the Mexican Rivera, she was approached by a ship security guard in the disco who grabbed her and tried to kiss her........."
 
EagleSmack
#9
Yes these cruise ship crews aren't like the chivalrous sailors from the movie Titanic. They are worked like dogs, receive little pay, and I would imagine the hiring practices are sketchy. I would make yourself knowledgeable on safety features while you're on board.

Quote: Originally Posted by L GilbertView Post

From the second link I posted; "She says just two days into the trip along the Mexican Rivera, she was approached by a ship security guard in the disco who grabbed her and tried to kiss her........."

I watched a 20/20 episode where they sent undercover females alone on a cruise and the crew members were all hitting on them. Grabbing them, saying rude things, etc.
 
spaminator
#10
the men are cruising for sex.
 
SLM
#11
Hmmm. Think I may just scratch the "Take a world cruise" off my "if I ever win the lottery" list.

I get the distinct feeling this one will remain unsolved. Unless they get lucky and get something on camera somewhere. It's unfortunate because if the boyfriend did do something, he'll likely get away with it. If he didn't, then this is going to be a dark cloud over his head for the rest of his life.
 
BruSan
#12
It's also becoming well known from other happenstances involving cruise ships that staff are very rarely vetted for criminal records. The guy cleaning your room might not be the nice smiling fellow he portrays himself to be. The maitre-d of your section in the dining room might be a member of the russian mafia who knows? The budget cruise lines don't, nor could they care less.
 
Locutus
#13
The family of a B.C. woman who went missing last week from a cruise ship off the Florida coast is wondering why her boyfriend has yet to contact them.


Family awaits word on cruise ship disappearance | CTV News
 
spaminator
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

The family of a B.C. woman who went missing last week from a cruise ship off the Florida coast is wondering why her boyfriend has yet to contact them.


Family awaits word on cruise ship disappearance | CTV News

based on the link that you posted it sounds like he might have pushed her overboard or thrown her overboard.
Last edited by spaminator; Mar 7th, 2012 at 01:05 PM..
 
#juan
#15
There are a few things about this case that seem a little suspicious. This woman was 47 years old. I'm sure she wasn't given to climbing the railings. By the same token it is pretty well impossible for someone to accidentally fall off the ship. If the woman is not on the ship, she was helped over the side by someone. My bet would be the boyfriend.
 

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