Wednesday, October 18, 2006


Does anyone out there in cyberspace know anyone who was a crewmember of the Brilliance of the Seas at the time of George Smith's sailing, July of 2005? If you do, please forward this to them. It's important that their knowledge be shared, even anonymously. Forward away!
And, for that matter, does anyone know any passengers who sailed on that cruise? Please forward this to them. If they care to offer any insights, that is what is needed. There is too much at stake to remain silent.
Thank you.

anyone see a follow-up to this tiny story in Florida Today about three crew members arrested? If so, please point me in the right direction.
Here's the story...

3 accused in cruise ship jewelry caper
Three men have been charged with grand theft and conspiracy for stealing passenger watches and jewelry from the Sovereign of the Seas.Brevard County Sheriff’s deputies, working with U.S. Customs, made the arrests Sunday at Cruise Terminal 10 at Port Canaveral.The men are Rodney E. Edgecombe, 41; Dorian A. Leach, 43; and Jerrell D. Mitchell, 46.

Saturday, October 14, 2006


Sadly, another victim. The news is just making it's way out there...
Here are the basics:
a passenger was reported missing after the Norwegian Star docked at the Port of Los Angeles early Friday. FBI spokesman Ken Smith says they are investigating. The Norwegian Cruise Line vessel had been on a trip to Mexico... KCAL-TV Channel 9 reported that a woman passenger fell or jumped off the ship in Mexican waters as it headed toward Los Angeles. Norwegian Star's website indicated that the ship's last stop would have been Wednesday at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The FBI (Ken Smith) said: "We're not going into any further detail about any of the circumstances," he said. "In reference to all those reports out there — I cannot confirm any of that information." A spokesman for the U.S. Coast Guard said his agency was not involved in the investigation or search. A spokeswoman for Norwegian Cruise Line did not return a message left Friday after business hours.

Here's the takeaway: the story in the press begins much the same way all the others do. According to people closer to the situation, it's doubtful this is a 'jump' or a 'suicide' as the cruise lines might have you believe.
I believe the passenger's name is Belinda Clark. Anyone with info please feel free to share.

Monday, October 02, 2006

Are You Safe on the High Seas?

Excellent article by Mary Moewe in the Dayton Beach News-Journal.