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Friday, February 19, 2010

Italian Chef Missing at Sea on Caribbean Cruise

Officials say Italian cruise ship chef missing in Caribbean; life preserver can't be found

Associated Press Writer
ROME November 29, 2009 (AP)

Colombian maritime authorities searched Sunday for an Italian chef believed to have gone overboard from a U.S. cruise ship off Colombia's Caribbean coast, officials and the man's family said.
There were different accounts about when and where Angelo Faliva, 31, was last seen as the Princess Cruises "Coral Princess" sailed from Aruba to Cartagena, Colombia, between Nov. 25 and 26.
Princess Cruises spokeswoman Julie Benson said Faliva was last seen on a deck at about 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 26, when he spoke with another crew member as the ship neared Cartagena.
His family, however, said they had been told that he had unexpectedly walked out of the ship's galley at about 8:15 p.m. the night before, while he was working the dinner shift, and never returned and hadn't been seen since.
The Faliva family said it was alerted Thursday that he had been reported missing and that a life preserver was also missing, with its nighttime illumination flares torn off and left aboard the ship.
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So...when a CHEF goes missing, it's a big deal, but losing the occasional cruise passenger is business as usual. For the life of me, I can't imagine that anyone would commit suicide by shark. Maybe they count on drowning before hypothermia or predators. But imagine being in the dark water at night--pitch black. Just the thought makes me woozy.
also read:
FBI investigating missing cruise ship chef - News- msnbc.com
Mystery at sea: Italian Chef missing from cruise ship Gadling.com
Italian Chef Missing at Sea on Caribbean Cruise - International ...

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