A Mexican newspaper reports that U.S. cruise passenger from Royal Caribbean’s Oasis of the Seas fell overboard as the cruise ship sailed to Cozumel. The Disney Magic, sailing the same route, then rescued the passenger, identified as Frank Jade.
The newspaper reports that the Oasis didn’t even realize that the passenger had gone overboard.
After spotting the Royal Caribbean passenger floating in the sea, the Disney Magic stopped and lowered a rescue boat.
The Magic reportedly docked at the dock of Punta Langosta and transferred the passenger to a private clinic for medical care.
It should be a major embarrassment that a passenger can go overboard without Royal Caribbean detecting that it lost a passenger at sea. Unfortunately, this cruise line has made no efforts to comply with the 2010 Cruise Vessel Safety & Security Act which requires the installation of automatic man overboard systems.
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