Earlier this month we wrote about a Royal Caribbean crew member disappearing from the Serenade of the Seas. Our article - Another Crew Member Goes Overboard From Royal Caribbean's Serenade of the Seas - was widely read. We also posted the article on facebook and received many, many comments.
We also posted additional information on facebook asking whether Royal Caribbean is pushing its crew members to the brink?
Several hundred thousands of people read these posts.
In response, we received information that the missing Royal Caribbean crew member is a young man from Goa, India named Rossario Rodrigues. He is single with a brother working on a different cruise line. His mother provided a photograph of her son (above left).
What happened to Mr. Rodrigues?
Why did he go overboard?
Why was he the second crew members to "disappear" from the Serenade of the Seas in three weeks?
A photograph from his facebook page shows him full of life sitting on a motorcycle, undoubtedly not his own but in his dreams no doubt. Why would a young man with his whole life ahead of him somehow "disappear" with no explanation and no trace?
The cruise line is not saying. His mother knows nothing other than her son is not returning to Goa.
We have been informed that Mr. Rodrigues had a dispute with his supervisor, which we cannot confirm. But who can confirm anything when someone goes overboard in the middle of the night from a cruise ship?
This is the way that cruises lines want it.
Cruise expert Professor Ross Klein reports that over 190 people have gone overboard from cruise ships in the last decade or so. Most are never found, and no real explanation is offered. Troubling statistics. Troubling attitude by the cruise lines.
Certainly someone knows something. If you do, please contact us. Leave a comment below, or comment on our facebook page, or contact me privately at my email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't let Mr. Rodriques be just another statistic.