A Royal Caribbean crew member was found dead in his cabin on the mega-ship Oasis of the Seas on November 26th. A local television station in Miami, CBS-4, identifies the crew member as a cook.
According to a statement from the cruise line, the crew member is a 33-year old Jamaican man.
"As is our standard procedure, both the FBI and local law enforcement were notified and responding to the ship on Saturday when it arrived at Port Everglades."
This is the second death of a crew member aboard the Oasis of the Seas this year. In May, 45 year old Dillon Roache, of St. Vincent, jumped overboard in an apparent suicide.
Royal Caribbean has experienced a high number of crew members deaths this year. In May we reported on Royal Caribbean crew member Satianand (Satyanand) Buddaru who disappeared from the Explorer of the Seas – Crew Member Overboard from Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas. In March a crew member employed by Park West Gallery jumped overboard from the Radiance of the Seas. Our stories about the incident are available here: "Man Overboard" Reported on Radiance of the Seas and here Master of Radiance of the Seas Praised for Rapid Response to Crew Overboard. On New Year’s Eve Royal Caribbean crew member Neha Chhikara jumped from the Monarch of the Seas
It is currently unknown whether this incident involved a death by natural causes (highly unusual with a 33 year old man), a suicide or foul play.
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