Woman aboard Carnival Miracle cruise ship falls into ocean, passengers fear foul play
Daniel Miranda, a Carnival Miracle passenger, said: 'There’s some high suspicion of foul play. ...people are concerned because that’s somebody’s life'
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA: A tragic incident on a cruise ship has shaken its passengers as they fear foul play. A woman on board the Carnival Miracle cruise ship reportedly fell into Pacific Ocean waters early Saturday morning, December 11, sending shockwaves among other passengers.
The United States Coast Guard search crews looked for the woman for around 31 hours before stopping on Sunday, December 12. The Coast Guard that included a Fast Response Cutter – a 154-foot patrol boat – and a MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew was helped by the Mexican Navy in their operation as the unnamed woman plunged into the ocean near Ensenada, Mexico – about 35 miles off the coast.
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As per reports, the ship started sailing on Thursday, December 9, from the Long Beach Cruise Terminal for port in Ensenada. It was a three-day trip and the ship was expected to return on Saturday. But at 3.30 am, on Saturday morning, it was announced that a woman from the fifth-floor balcony of her stateroom fell into the waters and many think that it was not an accident.
Daniel Miranda, a Northern California firefighter paramedic and one of the passengers on board the ship, spoke with CBS reporters and told them: “Someone has lost their life, whether it was done by accident or by foul play I don’t know – there’s some high suspicion of foul play. …A lot of people are concerned because that’s somebody’s life, and that’s a high likelihood that this person will not be found alive.”
About the search operation, Miranda said, “They immediately did their best efforts to get crews out on little boats and rescue, to start a search. They had crew literally around the deck to look all the way around the ship to be able to see if somebody was out in the water. They had lights out in the water trying to flash out there, but again it’s pretty dark.”
The passenger noted that the ship, which can have 2,100 guests at a time, had at least 1,100 people on board when the incident happened. A statement issued by the cruise line on Saturday read, “We advised Carnival Miracle guests this morning of an overboard incident involving one of our guests from the balcony of her statesroom. … Our thoughts are with the guest and her family, and our care team is providing support.”
This comes over a year after a woman was removed from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship after she risked her life to take a selfie. Another passenger named Peter Blosic onboard the ship witnessed the idiotic stunt of the woman and alerted the crew members about it. The incident reportedly happened in March 2020 and at the time, Blosic shared the pic of the woman on social media and said, “Just witnessed this on Allure. What an absolute IDIOT. You cannot fall off of a ship unless you are acting like a moron!”
He continued, “I showed the concierge. The staff captain then wanted to meet with me and get a copy of the photo. We easily determined the cabin number since it’s on the hump.” The unidentified female passenger was then deboarded after it stopped in Falmouth, Jamaica.