Cruise Ship Deaths By Date
April 15, 2015 - Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Conquest - Robert Cole, 31, from Viginia died from injuries received while on a cruise ship excursion in the Cayman Islands. Cole was on a jetski when it was t-boned by a jetski driven by a Carnival Paradise 15-year-old male passenger from New York.
April 13, 2015- Pullmantur Cruises' Horizon - Dominic William O'Carroll, 67, overboard. near Puerto Rico. USCG search has been unproductive.
April 6, 2015 - Actor James Best, 88, known for his role as Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane on the television show Dukes Of Hazzard from 1979 to 1985, died in Hickory, North Carolina at a hospice, after having becoming ill on a cruise ship, which turned into pnumonia. He passed away after the short illness.
April 2, 2015 - Holland America Line Ryndam - Murder/Suicide . Darla J (Campbell) Mellinger Banner and husband John C. Banner.
April 1, 2015 - Cunard Line - Queen Elizabeth - Cruise ship passenger died after fall from tender while boarding the cruise ship from in port of Silhanoukville, Cambodia. Crew members dove in to help the victim. But, she later died in a local hospital. Queen Elizabeth was on a 112-night world cruise which embarked from Southampton, UK. Details unfolding. Also see Asia Cruise Ship Tracker or see Queen Elizabeth Schedule
March 30, 2015 (Canada) BC Ferries - Queen Of Oak Bay - Overboard, Male, 45, seen by three passengers jumping off lower car deck around 4:15 pm. Crew were alerted of the overboard as the ferry sailed to Nanaimo, British Columbia. A search took place, the man was rescued, cpr was performed and he was transported to a local hospital where he later died. Passengers were given free beverages for the remaining cruise of the ship. Case details still unfolding.
March 18, 2015 - Costa Cruises' Costa Fascinosa and MSC Splendida passengers were gunned down by terrorists while visiting the Bardo National Museum in Tunis, Tunisia. The dead and injured are estimated at 50+. One story with a twist is that of the Costa Fascinosa piano player Antonello Tonna. Tonna didn't go into port with the cruise ship passengers, but he was performing on Costa Concordia when it hit the reef and then sunk.
The growing List of Bardo National Museum Deaths is being constantly updated.
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This is the latest attack on a group of cruise ship passengers in a cruise ship port. The full list of group cruise ship passenger attack events is here
March 17, 2015 - Overboard - Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Triumph had a man overboard in the Gulf Of Mexico after setting sail from Galveston, Texas on a Mexico Riviera 5-day cruise. The man was reported to be a 54-years-old passenger, seen on cruise ship security camera climbing over the railing of his cabin balcony and falling overboard. His body was found at sea off the coast of Mexico by a Mexican rescue team and was taken to Mexico, for further repatriation back to the U.S. Carnival Triumph is leaving their Texas home port for New Orleans, Louisiana in April 2016.
March 13, 2015 Star Cruises' Super Star Libra - Overboard - Cruise ship security cameras verified Mulianto Raik, 50, from Malaysia went over the cruise ship railing, about 8 miles up the coast from Muka Head, Penang, Malaysia. Search and rescue operations failed, but a fisherman found his body several days later, 19 miles north of Muka Head.
March 12, 2015 - Spirit Of America - Overboard - Larry Brown, 55, from New York, jumped overboard while Spirit Of America was docked at the St. George Terminal in New York. A search for Mr. Brown ended without success. Spirit Of New York, also known as the Staten Island Ferry, is free and runs seven days a week, rain or shine, givuing a view of New York's most famous landmarks. It's popular with tourists.
March 8, 2015 - Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Glory - Overboard, missing cruise ship passenger Cameron Smook, 21, from Virginia
March 5, 2015 - Carnival Cruise Lines' employee, Edward J. Kulig, 57, an avid cruiser from Florida passed away after a short illness, not on a cruise. Kulig was the Post Booking Sales Supervisor for Cruise Cruise Lines.
March 1, 2015 - Disney Cruise Line - Philip E. Munch, 56, from Tennessee passed away suddenly while on a cruise with his wife and children. Munch had played baseball for Cleveland State, before being drafted to play minor league baseball with the Boston Red Sox.
February 25, 2015 Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Triumph - Richard J Heinrichs, 83, from Texas passed away in the Gulf Of Mexico while the cruise ship was sailing to Cozumel, Mexico.
February 6, 2015 - Alfred Lee Evans, 44, from Centerville, Maryland passed away on a Caribbean cruise.
February 6, 2015 - Francis K. Rediger, 76, from Missouri, was the wife of Cape Girardeau, Missouri Mayor Harry Rediger. Francis Rediger died doing one of the things she loved most, sailing on a cruise. The couple had taken an estimated 50 cruises. Rediger passed away while the cruise ship was in Grenada, as a result of a long fight with cancer.
February 1, 2015 - Celebrity Cruises' Constellaton - Overboard - Mr.Carol Tremblay, 66, from Canada, fell from the 11th deck of the cruise ship around 0300 hours off the coast of Florida according to cruise ship security camera.
January 31, 2015 - P&O Arcadia - Beryl Robinson, 84, from the United Kingdom, became ill on a 24-night cruise from Southampton, UK to San Francisco, California to celebrate her 62nd wedding anniversary. The family was medically disembarked by the cruise line while in Mexico. Then, while traveling home, Mrs. Robinson passed away.
January 21, 2015 - Dave Jordan, 83, from Shefford, United Kingdom passed away after becoming ill on a cruise.
January 20, 2015 - Regent Seven Seas Voyager - Joann Harmon Arnold, 74, from St. Louis, Missouri, was near Thailand, when she had a heart attack and passed away while on a month-long cruise to Asia.
January 8, 2015 - Pura Vida Princess Sunk In Rough Seas - Off Punta Leon, Costa Rica - Three passengers died when the cruise ship sent out an SOS, then sunk 30 minutes later. The dead were Edna Oliver, 68, from the USA, Ivor Stanley Hopkins, 80, from the UK and Sharon Johnson, 70, from Canada. There were 96 passengers rescued.