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Ohio woman reported missing from Carnival cruise ship
ap on San Diego Union - Tribune ^ | 9/11/06 | AP

Posted on 09/11/2006 11:59:28 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

MIAMI – Authorities were investigating the disappearance of an Ohio woman who was reported missing Monday from a Carnival Cruise Lines ship.

The 37-year-old woman, whose identity was not released, had been on a four-day cruise to Key West and Mexico.

The Miami-based cruise line said relatives last saw the woman Saturday night, but did not report her missing until Monday, when the ship returned to Miami. FBI spokeswoman Judy Orihuela said, however, that she was not aware of any delay in reporting the disappearance. “It doesn't look like foul play,” said Orihuela, whose agency is investigating the case.

The disappearance from the Carnival cruise ship Imagination was the latest missing person case involving a cruise this year.

Elizabeth Galeana, 22, of Naples, Fla., apparently fell off a cruise ship in July and drowned. Her body was found off the coast of Italy last month. In May, Daniel DiPiero, 21, of Canfield, Ohio, fell off a cruise ship to the Bahamas after a night of heavy drinking with friends.

The International Council of Cruise Lines, an industry lobbying group, reported earlier this year that a review of data from 15 lines showed 24 reports of missing people between 2003 to 2005.

One of the highest profile cases involving a cruise ship disappearance occurred last summer, when George Allen Smith IV, 26, of Greenwich, Conn., vanished from his honeymoon cruise in the Mediterranean after an apparent late night of drinking. Bloodstains were found on a canopy that covers lifeboats. No one has been charged and no body has been found.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Florida; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: carnival; cruiseship; missing; ohio; woman
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1 posted on 09/11/2006 11:59:31 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

The Carnival Cruise Lines ship Imagination is shown docked Monday, Sept. 11, 2006 at the Port of Miami in Miami. Authorities were investigating the disappearance of an Ohio woman reported missing Monday who was traveling aboard Imagination on a four-day cruise to Key West, Fla., and Calica, Mexico. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)


2 posted on 09/11/2006 12:01:10 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: NormsRevenge

The family didn't report her missing for two or three days? With family like that, who needs...


3 posted on 09/11/2006 12:02:26 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: mtbopfuyn
The family didn't report her missing for two or three days? With family like that, who needs...

"relatives last saw the woman Saturday night, but did not report her missing until Monday"

Not really "two or three days."

4 posted on 09/11/2006 12:06:11 PM PDT by EggsAckley
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To: mtbopfuyn

Maybe she was such a big B---ch that they were glad she went somewhere else.


5 posted on 09/11/2006 12:07:42 PM PDT by 308MBR (Milkin' and a churnin', pickin' cotton, raising "heck" and balin' hay!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I'll never understand why people waste money on cruises when there are so many REAL vacations and destinations to enjoy.


6 posted on 09/11/2006 12:08:52 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (Liberals are the Mongol herds destroying America from within.)
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To: mtbopfuyn; EggsAckley; LucyT; NormsRevenge

At 37, perhaps her family thought she had met an interesting stranger. Still, you'd think she'd have had and used her cell phone to check in so as not to worry anyone.


7 posted on 09/11/2006 12:09:59 PM PDT by Froufrou
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To: NormsRevenge
Passengers on Carnival Cruise ships are becoming like socks in the dryer. Two go in but only one comes out.
8 posted on 09/11/2006 12:10:06 PM PDT by msnimje (What part of-- "DEATH TO AMERICA" --do the Democrats not understand?)
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To: mtbopfuyn

A tragedy to be sure, but based on past cases, Carnival will be certainly be blamed out the wazoo. The ingredients on cruise ships are prime for some degree of trouble - thousands of people crammed together on a ship at sea, stops at iffy-foreign ports-of-call, and lots of alcohol and revelry. People shouldn't expect to be 1000 percent safe in that situation. But of course they generally do expect that.


10 posted on 09/11/2006 12:11:40 PM PDT by PC99
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To: TonyRo76
Great, something new for Greta van Susteren to beat on wall-to-wall for the next 8 weeks.

Yep, as soon as the "phony-eyed whiner" comes on, Fox News Channel goes off.

12 posted on 09/11/2006 12:12:16 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (Liberals are the Mongol herds destroying America from within.)
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To: NormsRevenge

When you've got thousands of partying drunks on a ship, it's no suprise that somebody falls off once in a while.


13 posted on 09/11/2006 12:13:37 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: PC99
Carnival will be certainly be blamed out the wazoo

Yep, it's time to encase the entire exposed deck in an impenetrable wire mesh for the safety and security of the proletariat.

14 posted on 09/11/2006 12:14:00 PM PDT by AbeKrieger (Liberals are the Mongol herds destroying America from within.)
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To: TonyRo76
Ha! I agree with you. Never had the desire to go on a cruise; I'd rather go to someplace, i.e. a destination.

I bet you hate treadmills!!!! :O)

15 posted on 09/11/2006 12:14:07 PM PDT by jdm (I gotta give the Helen Thomas obsession a rest.)
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To: NormsRevenge

I've heard of "too drunk to fish" but perhaps there's now another category, "too drunk to cruise".


16 posted on 09/11/2006 12:15:11 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: NormsRevenge
“It doesn't look like foul play,”

I agree. It seems like a case of cosmic dematerialization to me, where all the person's molecules lose adherence and the person simply vanishes into thin air. Happens all the time.

17 posted on 09/11/2006 12:15:53 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: jdm

When I was on a cruise ship, I saw a big shark following us for the longest time, probably looking for food. She probably fell over and now is shark scat....


18 posted on 09/11/2006 12:16:06 PM PDT by Greek
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To: AbeKrieger

>>I'll never understand why people waste money on cruises when there are so many REAL vacations and destinations to enjoy.<<
Heed the advice of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and visit the city. At least your body will be found.


19 posted on 09/11/2006 12:16:17 PM PDT by travlnmn41
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To: Froufrou
Have we heard about all these missing people?:

a review of data from 15 lines showed 24 reports of missing people between 2003 to 2005.

21 posted on 09/11/2006 12:21:21 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: Froufrou
Still, you'd think she'd have had and used her cell phone

Question for those who actually do this cruise stuff.

Do those ships have cell phone service? Do they hook into a mainland cell network by satellite?

22 posted on 09/11/2006 12:23:07 PM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: NormsRevenge

Quwation for those who do take cruises...


What do you actually do on a cruise?


I can't imagine doing it for fun.


23 posted on 09/11/2006 12:27:51 PM PDT by TexanToTheCore (This space for hire...)
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To: Greek

Are you a friend of congressman Major Owens (D) New York?


24 posted on 09/11/2006 12:27:52 PM PDT by CremeSaver (I don't repeat gossip, so listen carefully.)
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To: Froufrou
Still, you'd think she'd have had and used her cell phone

Do cell phones work on cruise ships in the middle of the Gulf? Mine seems to have a range of about 3 miles.

25 posted on 09/11/2006 12:28:36 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: TonyRo76
Great, something new for Greta van Susteren to beat on wall-to-wall for the next 8 weeks.

Not so fast. If she is white and is good looking, yes. But is she is nonwhite, or fat, or has bad hair, it is a no go.

26 posted on 09/11/2006 12:29:53 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: TexanToTheCore
What do you actually do on a cruise?

I've never actually been on one, but I hear there's a lot of eating, drinking, and sex (B.Y.O.P. and otherwise).

The ports of call are just little diversions in between bouts of the above.

27 posted on 09/11/2006 12:31:43 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: TexanToTheCore

What do you actually do on a cruise?

eat,, shop,, drink,, sleep,, eat some more,, drink some more,, maybe hit a port or 2 or 4 or 5 , where you eat, drink, shop,, tour,, repeat in each port..


It's not for everyone.. Wifey is working on her 50th soon,, I'm close to 20 myself..

Outside cabin with a balcony is the way to go if ya can get it..


28 posted on 09/11/2006 12:32:14 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: PC99

You left out "third world crew." I remember being in Hamilton BDA when a cruise ship landed and the crew went ashore. It was right out of an SNL skit.


29 posted on 09/11/2006 12:33:53 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Katherine Harris for US Senate!)
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To: mtbopfuyn
More like 1 1/2 days.

For persons over eighteen in many places, they are not even considered a missing person until they are missing at least 48 hrs.
30 posted on 09/11/2006 12:34:58 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Depending on the ship and port, I would add shows, lectures, games, diving, horse back riding, the usual shore excursions, sub wall dives, etc. etc. There are many many activities.


31 posted on 09/11/2006 12:42:38 PM PDT by Truth29
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To: Truth29

The largest I have been on was only a 110 or 120 ton, no ice rink or 9 hole putt putt course.. lots of entertainment, and other activities tho

I like the onboard spa/solariums , wide walking decks and lots of jacuzzis available with bar service. :-)


32 posted on 09/11/2006 12:45:45 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ......Help the "Pendleton 8' and families -- http://www.freerepublic.com/~normsrevenge/)
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To: AbeKrieger
I'll never understand why people waste money on cruises when there are so many REAL vacations and destinations to enjoy.

Ever been on one?

33 posted on 09/11/2006 12:46:16 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Egads! Not another one.


34 posted on 09/11/2006 12:47:14 PM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: TonyRo76
Great, something new for Greta van Susteren to beat on wall-to-wall for the next 8 weeks.

I was thinking the same thing. At week five, she'll be down to discussing DNA and body fluids.

35 posted on 09/11/2006 12:48:26 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: NonValueAdded

Yes, many of the crew are from undeveloped countries. While I'm sure,as in any population, there ar some bad actors, I have never come across any on the 4 cruises we've taken. If you put yourself in unsafe circumstances, you may have something unfortunate happen to you.


36 posted on 09/11/2006 12:48:33 PM PDT by Trust but Verify
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To: AbeKrieger

I took my first cruise last month, and enjoyed it a great deal. I call Copenhagen, Visby, Tallin, St. Petersburg, and Stockholm destinations, don't you?


37 posted on 09/11/2006 12:49:26 PM PDT by linda_22003
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To: TonyRo76
Ha! I agree with you. Never had the desire to go on a cruise; I'd rather go to someplace, i.e. a destination.

Are you still a virgin?

38 posted on 09/11/2006 12:50:47 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: TexanToTheCore

Ours had numerous shore excursions; we spent whole days exploring the cities we visited. In St. Petersburg there was a full day at the Hermitage, and an evening of opera at the Yusupov Palace, among other things. Might not specifically be your sort of thing, but there are definitely things to "do"; you don't just stay on the ship the whole time, unless you want to.


39 posted on 09/11/2006 12:51:48 PM PDT by linda_22003
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To: ozzymandus
When you've got thousands of partying drunks on a ship, it's no suprise that somebody falls off once in a while.

Of course you have witnessed this behavior with your own eyes.

40 posted on 09/11/2006 12:53:36 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: NormsRevenge
I can't recall hearing about someone "lost" during a cruise prior to reading Carl Hiassen's book Skinny Dip. All of a sudden, it's becoming a regular occurrence.

From Hiassen's site:

Chaz Perrone might be the only marine scientist in the world who doesn't know which way the Gulf Stream runs. He might also be the only one who went into biology just to make a killing, and now he's found a wayødoctoring water samples so that a ruthless agribusiness tycoon can continue illegally dumping fertilizer into the endangered Everglades. When Chaz suspects that his wife, Joey, has figured out his scam, he pushes her overboard from a cruise liner into the night-dark Atlantic. Unfortunately for Chaz, his wife doesn't die in the fall.

41 posted on 09/11/2006 12:54:27 PM PDT by Quilla
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To: ASA Vet
Do those ships have cell phone service? Do they hook into a mainland cell network by satellite?

We don't know. Why would anyone take a cell phone on vacation?

42 posted on 09/11/2006 12:56:40 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: NormsRevenge

My wife ABSOLUTELY refuses to go on a cruise with me.

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why.


43 posted on 09/11/2006 12:59:29 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: NormsRevenge

Throw Mama From the Boat.


44 posted on 09/11/2006 1:01:20 PM PDT by finnigan2
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To: SJSAMPLE
My wife ABSOLUTELY refuses to go on a cruise with me.

For the life of me, I cannot figure out why.

I totally agree with your wife.
I wouldn't go on a cruise with you either.

45 posted on 09/11/2006 1:04:56 PM PDT by ASA Vet (3.03)
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To: TexanToTheCore
Quwation for those who do take cruises...

What do you actually do on a cruise?

I can't imagine doing it for fun.

I thought the same thing about sex too.

Series, if you have not been on a cruise, take one. You will be surprised. Eat 24/7, gambling (we don't), shows, dancing, sunsets, sunrises, and sex in between. We've been on several over the last 10 years. Alaska, South Pacific were the best.

46 posted on 09/11/2006 1:07:11 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: AbeKrieger
Actually, cruising is a great way to see beautiful and interesting places that you want to visit but not stay (I.E. Jamaica, Belize).
The international crew is a bonus. Very interesting meeting people from Romania, Croatia etc.
I particularly enjoy getting dressed up (especially seeing my wife all dolled up), having a martini and listening to live classical music right before dinner. These are not things I get to do in life normally.
47 posted on 09/11/2006 1:10:27 PM PDT by willk
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To: Oberon
The ports of call are just little diversions in between bouts of the above.

Most are tacky. Especially in the Caribbean. If we don't like the port, we stay on board, lie on a lounger, drink beer and read.

48 posted on 09/11/2006 1:10:50 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Outside cabin with a balcony is the way to go if ya can get it..

Bingo. It's well worth the premium. We usually get upgrades because we take so many.

49 posted on 09/11/2006 1:13:09 PM PDT by Cobra64 (All we get are lame ideas from Republicans and lame criticism from dems about those lame ideas.)
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To: SJSAMPLE
My wife ABSOLUTELY refuses to go on a cruise with me. For the life of me, I cannot figure out why.

I have the opposite problem. My wife has been hounding me for YEARS to take her on a cruise, and I cannot figure out why. I can see wanting to tour Mexico or the Bahama's, but I'd rather do it on my own schedule, with my own vehicle, and stay in my own hotel room. Better yet, I'd rather sail it MYSELF.

But nooooo. She wants a CRUISE. Bah.
50 posted on 09/11/2006 1:22:11 PM PDT by Arthalion
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