An Italian blogger Stefano Nazzi provides updated information regarding the "disappearance" of Italian crew member Angelo Faliva from the Coral Princess cruise ship operated by Princess Cruises.

In his article entitled "Chi Indaga Sulla Scomparsa di Angelo Faliva?" Mr. Nazzi questions whether anyone is actually investigating Mr. Faliva’s disappearance.  He characterizes the situation as Angelo Faliva - Coral Princess Cruise Ship - Princess Cruises an "ugly story" – one "of pain" suffered by the Faliva family and "incompetence and laxity" by the police in Bermuda. 

In theory, the country of Bermuda is suppose to be investigating the case, because Princess Cruises flags its cruise ships in that country to avoid U.S. taxes and U.S. labor and wage laws.  

The fact that Bermuda has no genuine interest in investigating crimes and mysterious incidents on Princess cruise ships is becoming increasingly apparent.  Princess Cruises operates its fleet of cruise ships out of its corporate headquarters in Santa Clarita, California.  The police in Bermuda are literally and figuratively in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, apparently doing little to provide answers for the Faliva family.

The Italian blog suggests that the police in Bermuda have still not inspected Mr. Faliva’s three cellular telephones or his computer and camera. Nor have they examined the records of the cruise ship’s surveillance cameras.  When Mr. Faliva’s younger sister, Chiara, inquired into the delay, the police in Bermuda complained that they were busy with other matters.  They wrote that they felt harassed by Ms. Faliva and preferred to be left alone!

The blog also contains a comment by Chiara Faliva that her family believes that the Princess cruise ship knows more about her brother’s death than it will admit.  And the authorities in Bermuda are providing no answers as the family’s search for information approaches three months.      

She writes that "frankly I believe that persons on board the ship know what happened at my brother.  Besides the sadness, pain, and anger, I experience also disgust, amazement and incredulity . . ." by the attitude of the "investigating" authorities.   

Angelo Faliva (below, in the galley of the Coral Princess) was a happy and well liked chef who enjoyed working on the cruise ship.  How can there be no explanation provided by Princess Cruises?  

We have written many articles about the cruise line’s malfeasance and the flag state’s refusal to provide answers. 
  
Do you have information about this story?  Please contact Ms. Chiara chiara_faliva@msn.com

Angelo Faliva - Coral Princess Cruise Ship - Princess Cruises

 

Credits:

Photographs of Angelo Faliva      Chiara Faliva

  • Meghan

    I fully agree that neither Princess nor the Bahamian government has any further vested interest in Angelo’s death. The less said about the bad parts of cruising the better. My husband and I were on board the ship when Angelo disappeared. In fact, it was I, through Cruise Critic, who relayed a message to the captain that the family wanted to talk to him. He did, I understand, call them. As for the security cameras, my husband spent his entire career in electronic communications and he’s very knowledgeable about them. He found that, because of the positioning of the cameras, someone could have come up from below, exited through a crew door located behind the security camera, walked a few steps to the life preserver hanging on the wall, cut off the attached lantern, walked a few more steps to the back of the ship, and jumped without being captured on any camera. That is at least one realistic explanation. Or, someone could have pushed Angelo off the ship and then staged the scene with the life preserver. Crew members know where the cameras are and where and when it’s very unlikely they will be seen by others. Or, remotely possible is that Angelo paddled to shore and disappeared into the jungle and died there.

    Our hearts go out to the Faliva family; shame on Princess and the Bahamian government for not being more helpful. But if every single suspicious death on a cruise ship were investigaged by a Columbo quality detective, a lot of us probably would never cruise again.

  • JAVIER SERRANO

    MEGHAN HELLO, investigated the disappearance of FALIVA ANGELO FROM COLOMBIA CARTAGENA I HOPE YOU CAN HELP ME THROUGH E contact you MAIL AND I NEED THE INFORMATION WITHIN THE CORAL COURRIDO PRINCESS GRATEFUL FOR YOUR HELP OR ANY INFORMATION THAT HAS NATIONAL POLICE INVESTIGATOR COLOMBIA OSCAR SERRANO javier.serrano @ correo.policia.gov.co