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The Alarming Rate of People Falling Off Cruise Ships

I am all for having fun and a good time but I think safety should always come first. If safety and security cannot be guaranteed, I would much rather stay at home or do some other less exhilarating activity than risk my life to add a little excitement to it.

On May 12, 2016, Samantha Broberg—a mother of two and stepmother to two more—boarded the Carnival Liberty in Galveston, Texas with two girlfriends.
Here’s what her family has been able to glean about the 33-year-old’s roughly 12 hours onboard that ship, which has a capacity of over 4,000 passengers and crew, and boasts a rum bar, a tequila bar, and a sports bar, as well as a casino and a Mexican cantina.
Broberg—who at 5’5,” weighed 120 lbs—was served 19 drinks, her husband alleges in an ongoing civil suit (pdf) he brought against Carnival. Just before 2am, after leaving a bar, she climbed onto a deck chair that was pushed up against a railing on the pool deck.

Read about the story on Quartz.

(Image credit: Quartz)


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