Annette Mizener - 37, in a sign of a struggle, her small black, beaded evening bag along with an overturned drink glass, and scattered papers was found alongside a railing on a lower deck of the cruise ship. She had won the cruise in a contest. Anthony Burger - 44, from Brentwood, Tennessee,was a contracted gospel pianist performing aboard Holland America Line's Noordam in the Caribbean. He dropped dead on stage. Antonio Matabang - 25, was off-duty when he was standing on a railing posing for a photograph, lost his balance and fell 80 feet into the sea, witnessed by other employees who threw Matabang a life ring then put out the man overboard call. Baby Doe - Newborn infant was found dead in her mother's cabin October 12, 2011, by a cabin steward, the mother, 20, who lives in NW Indiana, was somewhere else on Carnival Dream having fun after giving birth aboard. Billie Jean Hunt - 77, was on a cruise aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Conquest on February 9, 2007 when another passenger found her inside the Jacuzzi, on her side, her head under the water. Camila Peixoto Bandeira - 28, from Brazil was found hanging in her cabin on January 09, 2010 aboard MSC Musica where she worked as a bartender. Her death was ruled a murder. Colleen Skantar - 24, the Palm Beach teacher was aboard Scandinavian World Cruises' Scandinavian Sun when a fire broke out in the engine room, filling the ship with smoke. She died in the fire. Dante Curtis, 4, drowned in Norwegian Breakaway swimming pool on Febuary 3, 2014 David Ritcheson - 18, from Texas had departed Galveston, Texas on a five day cruise to Cozumel, Mexico aboard Carnival Cruise Line's Ecstasy, when he suddenly jumped overboard. Ritcheson, before the cruise, was the victim of a male on male sexual assault. Dianne Brimble - 42, from Brisbane, Australia was a mother of three children. Family said days before the cruise aboard P & O Cruises' Pacific Sky, she began having nightmares about the cruise. She ended up drugged and naked on the floor of a cabin occupied by four men. She had won the cruise in a contest. Don Bryce - Norovirus illness aboard the cruise ship results in death during dream cruise. Eileen 'Gay' Gibson - 21, London, England Actress, was murdered by convicted ship's steward, James Camb, 31, who then shoved Miss Gibson out the porthole of her cabin, her body never found. Elizabeth Galeana - 22, a special needs adult, jumped overboard from Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' Voyager Of The Seas on July 22, 2006. Erica Cummings - 19, from California, a student at Baylor University, drowned in the Holland America Line's swimming pool aboard Rotterdam that was supposed to be closed for the night. Ernestine Vivian Bressel - 23, was shot to death by the married man she was having an affair with, Louis Campagna, 46, while sailing on Cunard Line's Vasari, that sailed out of New York harbor. Frank Kochish - 82, committed suicide by jumping overboard from cabin M236 on Carnival Cruise Line's Inspiration, May 19, 2006. He left a suicide note. NEW Garth O'Donnell, 73, died as a result of severe head injury after he fell down a flight of stairs aboard Fred Olsen's Aurora on Christmas Day 2013. Gerhard Szimke - 68, died from drowning during the fire and ultimate sinking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro. Gregory Gonzalez Navarro - 27, a crew member from Peru, was found hanging by his neck on an outside deck by lifeboat #8 aboard Carnival Cruise Lines' Carnival Victory. Hayman Ronald Lucas - 14, from Elmont, New York, died eleven days after his fourteen birthday from alcohol poisoning with a blood alcohol level of 0.29 from alcohol supplied by a passenger. Herman Augustus Charles - 28, from Jamaica was working as a crew member on Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines' Song Of America. He was murdered, shot to death, by another crew member. Jean-Christophe Allain - 45, and his 16-year-old daughter, Maud Allain from France, died during the sinking of the Sea Diamond. Their bodies were never found. Jessie Harper Mozee - 53, from Nome, Alaska traveling alone, was found dead in the water having been tossed overboard. She had been beaten and robbed. A large amount of cash and jewelry was missing from her cabin. Her husband, a U.S. Marshall launched an investigation into her death. Jonathan Kallas - 21, died after contracting Norovirus aboard Carnival Miracle. Karen Roston - 26, on her honeymoon after marrying Chiropractor and author Dr. Scott Robin Roston, 36, she was murdered and tossed overboard from Sundance Cruises' (Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines) Stardancer. Her body found, her husband was convicted of her murder. He claimed Israeli spies murdered his wife to frame him for the book he wrote about them. Kelly Ryann Dorrell - 26, sat atop a railing to pose for a photograph and fell overboard from the Queen Mary on December 5, 2011 Kevin Henry Edouard, 21, from New York died aboard Norwegian Epic as a result of a peanut allergy. Kipi Holcomb - 32, found dead in her cabin, blood-alcohol level was .27 and cocaine and THC from marijuana was found in her system. Laura Gainey - 25, was the daughter of Bob Gainey, general manager of the Montreal Canadiens Hockey Team, washed overboard during high seas. Leon Klinghoffer - 69, from New Jersey, disabled and wheelchair-bound, was murdered, shot in the head and chest aboard a cruise ship by terrorists. Lizzy Carte - 63, an actress, singer and dancer from the Uk, died aboard the P & O cruise ship Oriana, after collapsing on stage during a performance and going into a coma. Lorenzo Lombardo - 21, from Sydney, Australia, died after contracting meningococcal disease aboard Pacific Sky. Lynn Kauffman - 23, was murdered while the ship was in the Port of Boston, beaten severely in her cabin, rendered unconscious, then thrown from the ship, her body half nude, into the harbor, a distance of forty feet, where she then drowned. Mervyn Bregstein - 8, a student at Public School #185 in Brooklyn, New York, son of Brooklyn Doctor S. Joseph Bregstein were aboard the Ward Line, SS Morro Castle when the ship caught fire and he died. Micki Kanesaki - 52, was sailing with her lawyer ex-husband when she disappeared in the middle of the night. Her body was later found floating in the sea. She had been murdered by strangulation. Mindy Jordan - 46, in rough seas and high winds Jordan was climbing on her balcony, when the wind caught her and tossed her overboard. Muriel Barnett - 80, the widow of a wealthy San Francisco lawyer was viciously murdered, beaten to death, during her voyage by Robert William Dion Frisbee, 59. Neuna Shah - 14-months-old, drown when disembarking to a launch in rough seas after falling into the water in an regular size life jacket because the cruise ship didn't have infant size life jackets. O'neil Persaud - 31, from Canada is on a pre-paid land vacation at St. Maarten when he boards a cruise ship with a woman. He's later arrested, subdued by security and dies from having them sit on his chest. Paige Washington - 18 months, from Detroit, Michigan was murdered by her mother aboard Emerald Seas on August 4, 1986. Przemyslaw Moranski - was found hanging by his belt in his cabin, the second travel photographer to die aboard Carnival Inspiration within a few month period. Reves Geryes Boustani - 31, from Sydney, Australia, was aboard P & O Cruises' Pacific Sun when a brawl broke out, he was sucker punched, later fell to the deck and died. He had won the cruise in a contest. Robert L. Moody - 24, who worked as a butcher, died of a basal skull fracture suffered after two cruise ship officers beat him to death, during a disturbance. Ruby Roegge - 37, a widow from Hollywood, California who worked as a Magnetic House Cleaning sales person, was poisoned to death while sailing from New York to California. Shirley McGill - 55, from Winnetka, California was cruising to Mexico on when she and her husband Robert McGill argued in their cabin. McGill was beaten to death in her cabin. Her husband confessed, stood trial and was convicted. Shirley Rosette - 42, died along with her boyfriend Gerald Foisey, 46, during the late night grounding and resulting sinking of the Queen Of The North. Steven Paul Hirschfield - 37, jumped overboard from a gay pride cruise in San Diego, while suffering from hallucinations later determined to be caused by Ketamine. He was shot and killed by police during his rescue. The family says his drink was spiked. Sumith Gawas - 22, from Collem, Goa, India was aboard P & O Arcadia here he worked as a junior waiter on Friday, July 16, 2010 when he was found hanging in his cabin. Walter Wanderwell - 39, world traveler, solider of fortune and suspected spy, was found dead, shot in the back.
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