While the U.S. Congress addressed the safety of the foreign flagged cruise industry today in Washington D.C., a passenger disappeared from a cruise ship sailing between the Bahamas and Florida.

ABC News reports this evening that a Canadian woman in her 40’s disappeared during a Celebration line cruise aboard the Bahamas Celebration between the Grand Bahama island and Florida.  The woman was reported missing by her boyfriend at 8 AM this morning.  He told the police and FBI that he last saw his girlfriend at the cruise ship’s gift shop before heading to the casino at around 1 AM and then retiring to their cabin to sleep

Missing Passenger Bahamas Celebration After the cruise ship docked at the Port of Palm Beach at 7 AM, he awoke and and searched the ship but could not find her.  At around 8 AM, the ship’s crew and Coast Guard searched the cruise without success. 

According to ABC, the Coast Guard believes the woman was on the ship when it left Freeport at around 8 PM Tuesday night, because every passenger must swipe a card to get on the cruise ship.

The issue of cruise passengers and crew who "disappear" during cruises is a problem which the cruise industry has failed to adequately address. 

Australia’s popular television program Dateline aired a cruise special today about missing passengers & crewmembers and crime at sea.

Well over 150 passengers and crew have disappeared from cruise ships over the last decade.

The cruise industry claims that it has an "incredibly safe" record.  

If you have information about this disappearance, please leave a comment below. 

Update: The passenger has been identified as Fariba Amani from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

6 Responses to Congress Studies Cruise Ship Safety While Passenger Disappears From Bahamas Celebration Cruise Ship

Did you check the cameras to verify she was at the gift shop when the boyfriend said? Also did you try to follow jer from there with the cameras? I went on that cruise months ago and I know they have cameras every where on that ship. And is it possible she jumped over bored in the middle of the night?

Tami, your calculations are incorrect and msileading.

Perhaps you should also disclose that you are a Personal Vacation Planner at Carnival Cruise Line’s offices in Miami?

I on that cruise. I enjoyed walking on the deck at night. The last night of the cruise, I suddenly had a strange feeling and decided it wasn’t safe for me to be walking around the deck alone at night. I went down to the lower levels and saw a guy standing on the platform where you would get on the lifeboats. I thought it was weird that someone was actually standing on the platform. I went out on the deck before and other people were out there but no one was standing on the platforms. A member of the crew went out to talk to him. I don’t remember what the guy looked like. There was a gentleman standing near me when the crew member went outside. I wish I could remember more.

I read and have wathed the story of Farba Amani’s strange disappearance aboard the Bahamas Celebration. As an avid cruiser with over 30 cruises under my belt I realize the need for more security and cameras on ALL ships. This case is a prime example of the need!

After reading the interview with her boyfriend Ramiz Golshani I was shocked to read and digest his incredulous statement. “I haven’t slept for 10 hours in one week.” “At this time last Friday we were sitting and watching a comedy show on the ship and TWO hours later she was missing. “I am missing a loved one. Both families love her. We want her safe back home right now.”

Mr. Ramiz I ask how is this possible>?

You said you last saw Ms Amani at a cruise gift shop then supposedly went and played in the casino around 1 AM and then went to bed later only to get up at 7 AM to find her missing and conduct a search yourself before notifying authorities of her disappearance.

So Mr Ramiz how did you know after the comedy show ended at 10 or 11 PM that 2 hours later she was missing>?? She could have gone missing anytime between the comedy show and 7 am when you awoke but you said she went missing TWO hours after the Comedy show which indicates you KNEW the exact time Ms. Amani went missing.

Mr Ramiz definitely had a role in her disappearance and possible death. The FBI needs to give him a full poly and follow-up interview as I truly believe he is fully responsible for this horrific ordeal!

Dave

I read and have wathed the story of Farba Amani’s strange disappearance aboard the Bahamas Celebration. As an avid cruiser with over 30 cruises under my belt I realize the need for more security and cameras on ALL ships. This case is a prime example of the need!

After reading the interview with her boyfriend Ramiz Golshani I was shocked to read and digest his incredulous statement. “I haven’t slept for 10 hours in one week.” “At this time last Friday we were sitting and watching a comedy show on the ship and TWO hours later she was missing. “I am missing a loved one. Both families love her. We want her safe back home right now.”

Mr. Ramiz I ask how is this possible>?

You said you last saw Ms Amani at a cruise gift shop then supposedly went and played in the casino around 1 AM and then went to bed later only to get up at 7 AM to find her missing and conduct a search yourself before notifying authorities of her disappearance.

So Mr Ramiz how did you know after the comedy show ended at 10 or 11 PM that 2 hours later she was missing>?? She could have gone missing anytime between the comedy show and 7 am when you awoke but you said she went missing TWO hours after the Comedy show which indicates you KNEW the exact time Ms. Amani went missing.

Mr Ramiz definitely had a role in her disappearance and possible death. The FBI needs to give him a full poly and follow-up interview as I truly believe he is fully responsible for this horrific ordeal!

Dave

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