Doral, Florida-based Carnival Cruise Line has reported that 33-year-old Carnival Liberty passenger Samantha Broberg, who was on board a ship bound for Mexico for a four-day cruise from Galveston, went overboard on Friday, May 13.
Broberg was initially reported missing by members of her traveling party.
After reviewing video surveillance, Carnival determined that Broberg had indeed gone overboard, according to video footage which “appears to show the woman going overboard around 2 a.m.” Prior to this announcement, the ship’s crew conducted a search of the cruise ship in efforts to find Broberg, posting a picture of her in every part of the ship.
As seen in this case, cruise lines have been unable to deter accidents, at times, from occurring. However, there are now reliable technology systems which can quickly detect and respond to these types of emergencies. The 2010 Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act requires cruise ships to now install this technology, such as the Mobtronic system, which is known for its 95% detection accuracy and low false alarm rates.
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As it was docking in the Port of Baltimore yesterday, the Carnival Pride crashed into a walkway used by passengers to enter and exit the ship, according to WJZ. The walkway collapsed and fell onto three vehicles that were beneath it. Thankfully, no one was injured in the accident; the walkway was not being used and the vehicles were unoccupied at the time of the incident.
Despite the damage it caused, the Carnival Pride sustained only minor damage when it hit the Maryland cruise terminal. According to Port of Baltimore spokesman Richard Scher, “‘It was not, again, a situation where they [Carnival] feel the operation of their ship is compromised at all.’” Though it is not yet apparent what caused the cruise ship to hit the walkway, the U.S. Coast Guard and the Carnival Pride are jointly investigating the accident.
The cruise liner was returning from the Bahamas and set out on another voyage, as scheduled, later that day. While passengers could not use the walkway that would normally be used to enter the cruise, they were able to use an alternate bridge.