36 12 months Previous Lady Dies After Going Overboard From MSC Meraviglia Regardless of MSC Cruises Being Chief in Computerized Man Overboard Expertise


A 36 year-old girl went overboard from the MSC Meraviglia because the cruise ship was returning to Port Canaveral early this morning. Information accounts point out that she couldn’t be rescued after she sustained “deadly accidents,” in line with MSC Cruises.

The U.S. Coast Guard tweeted this morning: “A 36-year-old girl’s physique was recovered from the water roughly 18 miles offshore Port Canaveral Thursday morning after she went overboard the cruise ship Meraviglia. The reason for the incident is beneath investigation.”

MSC Cruises launched a press release earlier right this moment that the ship’s “superior detection techniques” alerted employees to an overboard passenger. MSC Cruises said that “Sadly, regardless of the speedy rescue operation, the passenger sustained deadly accidents.”

A passenger aboard the ship informed native FOX 35 that “round 5 a.m. a feminine voice came to visit the loudspeaker saying ‘consideration! Man overboard, Port facet.’  A couple of minutes later, an emergency horn was blared and passengers had been requested to remain of their rooms.”

MSC Cruises is likely one of the only a few accountable cruise strains which have put in automated man overboard (MOB) techniques (on no less than this ship). MOB techniques instantly ship a visible and audio sign which alerts the bridge that an individual has gone over the rails in order that the ship can promptly start emergency rescue efforts. The expertise makes use of video, movement detection and radar techniques to document the one that goes overboard from the ship. It additionally detects and tracks the particular person within the water, even at evening.

Now we have criticized MSC up to now as a result of crew members and passengers have disappeared from MSC ships with out this kind of expertise.

In 2017, we reported that MSC Cruises introduced that it had put in a state-of-the-art man overboard system on the MSC Meraviglia and is planning to deploy comparable techniques throughout its fleet of cruise ships.

MSC Cruises indicated that it developed an “clever video capturing and evaluation system” in collaboration with “safety expertise specialists, Bosch and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.” The Swiss-based cruise line introduced that it has examined the brand new man overboard system on the corporate’s latest ship which debuted in June (2017).  MSC reported that “by means of over 25,000 hours of video evaluation, in depth software program testing and steady algorithmic updates, the system has now reached a confirmed accuracy stage of 97%.”

The MOB information and pictures are analyzed by two separate and unbiased picture processing techniques which considerably decrease false alerts. “As soon as the alarm is activated in case of an overboard, an acoustic sign and lightweight will notify the ship’s safety officer, in a central safety room, who can instantly retrieve and overview the photographs and information and instantly notify the bridge to start rescue efforts,” in line with  Seatrade Cruise Information.”MSC Cruises introduced MSC Meraviglia is fitted with an built-in video surveillance system to optimize safety monitoring on board the ship and which is able to enable, amongst different options, for the speediest intervention within the unlikely occasion an individual or object falls overboard.”

In July 2019, a cruise visitor in her 40’s went overboard from the MSC Meraviglia however was promptly rescued after the auto MOB alerted the crew that she went overboard.

Sadly. MSC Cruises says (in a press release under per FOX13) that the girl on this newest overboard case sustained “deadly accidents,” apparently from the autumn:

“Early this morning, MSC Meraviglia superior detection techniques alerted our crew to a passenger overboard whereas the ship was crusing to Port Canaveral. The crew carried out a direct search and rescue operation, alongside the US Coast Guard who supported search efforts with boats and a helicopter. 

Sadly, regardless of the speedy rescue operation, the passenger sustained deadly accidents. We’re providing our full help to authorities as they examine this matter. 

We’re deeply saddened by this incident and provide our sincerest condolences to the household and people affected.” 

We aren’t conscious whether or not MSC Cruises has put in comparable MOB techniques on different ships in its fleet. To our data, Disney Cruises is the one different cruise line to spend money on the MOB expertise.

In line with Cruise skilled Dr. Ross Klein, 375 folks have gone overboard within the final 25 years or so.  On November 24, a 28 year-old man went overboard from the Carnival Valor however was rescued over 21 hours later. Simply yesterday, a 23 12 months previous girl from P&O Cruises (Australia) Pacific Explorer went overboard and was recovered lifeless over 7 hours later. Neither one among these Carnival Corp-owned ships hasMOB techniques put in.

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December 17, 2022 Replace:

This video comprises feedback that the girl allegedly jumped as an obvious suicide:

This video comprises an in depth account of the timeline of occasions:


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