A number of people have asked us what happened during the Jam Cruise two weeks ago where a passenger went overboard.
Although we try to keep up with all of the incidents involving cruise ship overboards, somehow we missed this incident.
We have been informed that an intoxicated passenger sailing aboard the MSC Poesia during the January 9 – 14, 2012 Jam Cruise climbed up to a restricted area on the ship’s pool deck and then jumped off. He was rescued and airlifted from the next port to a hospital. No other details have been released.
Other than this limited information, we don’t have much else to share.
Jam Cruises always seem to involve some type of controversy.
Last year, there was a highly publicized Drug Bust on MSC Poesia Cruise Ship during the Jam Cruise. Federal and local agents with K-9 dogs raided the MSC Poesia looking to arrest passengers with drugs. Officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the U.S.Marshals Service, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Broward Sheriff’s Office participated in the raid. The raid targeted the cruise ship right at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale before it sailed with music fans on its Jam Fest cruise around the Caribbean. The raid resulted in the arrest of some passengers and the seizure of small quantities of pot, mushrooms, hash oil, LSD, Ecstasy, and prescription drugs as well as unspecified drug paraphernalia.
Right before this year’s Jam Fest, the host cruise ship for the music fest, the Poesia ran aground in the Grand Bahamas Island and destroyed a reef. This occurred during another music fest, the first annual three-night Holy Ship! music cruise.
Does anyone on the Jam Fest cruise have any information about the latest overboard from the Poesia or any other exciting times during a Jam Cruise??