Crew Member Overboard From MSC Musica: eighth Person Overboard From A MSC Cruise Ship in 7 Months!

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Crew Member Overboard From MSC Musica: eighth Person Overboard From A MSC Cruise Ship in 7 Months!


A crew member reportedly went overboard from the MSC Musica crusing from Italy final Monday night, in keeping with the favored Cruise Radio fan web page which asserts that the unidentified man “jumped.” The MSC ship was crusing within the Mediterranean Sea after departing from the port of Civitavecchia and heading to Genoa.

Cruise Radio doesn’t check with any eye-witness accounts, surveillance video or anybody at MSC as a supply for the proposition that the MSC worker “jumped.” There is not any indication precisely when the crew member went overboard or the time it took to provoke a search.

Two days after the crew member went overboard, Cruise Radio obtained a quote from MSC Cruises saying that it allegedly “responded promptly” to the incident and its “man overboard procedure” was allegedly “immediately initiated.” MSC didn’t launch any particulars relating to the overboard incident, together with an outline of how its worker went overboard, when it occurred, or when the cruise ship initiated its unspecified “man overboard procedure” and started its search and rescue efforts.

Cruise Radio posted a picture of the Automatic Information System (AIS) knowledge exhibiting the trail of MSC Musica when it initiated the seek for its overboard worker.

The AIS picture reveals the MSC Musica basically taking two u-turns after which continuing on towards Genoa. The ship clearly didn’t make a prolonged or exhaustive seek for the lacking worker.

MSC advised Cruise Radio on Wednesday that “in cooperation with the local authorities, a search and rescue operation was launched with the aid of a rescue helicopter and multiple patrol boats. At this present time, the search is still ongoing.”

It can be extremely uncommon if the native Italian coast guard was nonetheless conducting search efforts some 36 hours after the MSC worker went into the water, as MSC claims and as Cruise Radio stories.

Although there isn’t a supply cited for the declare that the crew member jumped, it’s in truth the most probably rationalization when a ship worker goes overboard. Unlike cruise passengers who sometimes go overboard after consuming extreme alcohol, most crew members who grow to be lacking from cruise ships determine to finish their lives as a consequence of lengthy hours, laborious work, prolonged contracts away from family members and relations, and the absence of shipboard psychological assist.

This is the eighth individual overboard from a MSC cruise ship in lower than the final seven months. In our view, MSC by no means “immediately” initiated search and rescue procedures or responded “promptly” to an overboard crew member or visitor within the final eight instances.

Last week, a cruise passenger went overboard from the MSC Euribia whereas the cruise ship was crusing close to Norway. The MSC ship initiated search efforts after a delay of roughly fifteen minutes. This is concerning the quickest response by MSC we’ve got seen to an individual going overboard from a MSC ship.

On March 15, 2024, a twenty-three (23) year-old passenger from Scotland, named Liam Brody Wilkie Jones, went overboard from the MSC Euribia. His relations on Facebook commented that they have been annoyed by the shortage of communications by the cruise line and the truth that there was no well timed announcement on the ship that an individual went overboard. There reportedly is completely no indication that the ship made any effort to promptly conduct a search and rescue. The MSC cruise ship reportedly didn’t alter pace or route, deploy rescue craft, or use spotlights. The undeniable fact that it made no man overboard announcement is in line with the shortage of effort to conduct a search.

On February 4, 2024, a passenger fell off the MSC Bellissima cruise ship touring from Taiwan to Okinawa. According to the Taiwan News, the passenger was situated, pulled from the water after which rushed to a hospital, the place he was reported to be in good situation following medical therapy.

On December 30, 2023, a passenger went overboard from the MSC Preziosa after the MSC cruise ship left the port of Santos heading to New Year’s Eve festivities in Rio de Janeiro.

A passenger went overboard from the MSC Armonia throughout a transatlantic cruise to Brazil on December 15, 2023. It doesn’t seem that the MSC ship made any effort to conduct a seek for the person within the water. AIS monitoring companies present that the MSC Armonia made no deviation of its course because the ship headed throughout the Atlantic ocean.

A crew member went overboard from the MSC Seascape in waters off of Puerto Rico on November 15, 2023. MSC delayed a number of hours in trying to find its overboard crew member after which delayed notifying the household of the lacking crew member.

There is not any indication that the MSC Musica has a state-of-the-art man overboard (MOB) system which might routinely detect, through movement detection, radar and infra-red know-how, when somebody goes over the rails and might observe the individual within the water even at evening. Without such a system, it’s exceedingly tough to seek for an individual within the water, particularly at evening.

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 was planning to deploy related programs throughout its fleet of cruise ships.

MSC Cruises indicated that it developed an “intelligent video capturing and analysis system” in collaboration with “security technology experts, 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 “through over 25,000 hours of video analysis, extensive software testing and continuous algorithmic updates, the system has now reached a confirmed accuracy level of 97%.”

The MOB knowledge and pictures are analyzed by two separate and impartial picture processing programs which considerably decrease false alerts. “Once the alarm is activated in case of an overboard, an acoustic signal and light will notify the ship’s security officer, in a central security room, who can immediately retrieve and review the images and data and immediately notify the bridge to begin rescue efforts,” in keeping with  Seatrade Cruise News. MSC Cruises introduced MSC Meraviglia is “fitted with an integrated video surveillance system to optimize security monitoring on board the ship and which will allow, among other features, for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person 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.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t seem that every other MSC ships have been geared up with the life saving MOB system. Twenty-seven (27) folks have gone overboard from MSC cruise ships since 2006.

This is the 412th individual who has gone overboard since 2000, in keeping with Dr. Ross Klein who maintains the definitive listing of cruise ship overboards.

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Image credit score: MSC MusicaBahnfrend – CC BY-SA 3.0 commons / wikimedia; MSC Musica AIS knowledge – Cruise Radio.

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