A cruise ship is an accident waiting to happen, says former cruise ship captain, who had to escape with his life after he was forced to abandon his ship in a storm.
“If you go to a cruise ship the first thing you should do is find out if you are really in a ship.
There is no lifeguard on board.
He said that once the ship started to shake, it became difficult to breathe.””
The cruise ship has all the bells and whistles of a ship, but you can’t escape,” he said.
He said that once the ship started to shake, it became difficult to breathe.
“Once you get on board the ship you can breathe a lot better,” he added.
“You can have your tea and a cup of tea in your hand and go to sleep in the cabin.
The next day you will wake up and your life will be in danger.
When we got on board we had to be escorted by a lifeguard. “
We were stranded on a cruise in Mumbai.
When we got on board we had to be escorted by a lifeguard.
But the lifeguard would have been a lot easier to deal with,” he says.”
If we had stayed on board, we could have saved ourselves a lot of trouble.
But the lifeguard would have been a lot easier to deal with,” he says.
On the day I left the ship, I was walking towards the toilet in the galley.
I didn’t want to be there but I had to do it.
I was afraid of being left behind, so I started walking along the corridor.
The lifeguard stopped me.
I told him that I had done something wrong and I was looking for my passport.
He told me that I needed to go to the port.
I started going to the kitchen and the galleys.
I got to the toilet and when I went to get the passport, I had left my handbag behind.
“It was like I was a thief, but then when I opened it I saw my passport,” he recalled.
I got the passport and then I went back to the galings to find out what happened.
The ship had broken down.
I had not paid for my ticket, which I bought in advance, and it was all I had.
I went on to the ship.
I could see that the lifeguards were in terrible distress.
They had been trying to pull me off the ship and I did not want to make them suffer.
I walked along the corridors and then in the dining hall, the cabin, the living quarters.
The room was filled with people trying to get away from the ship as fast as possible.
I told them that I was sorry for leaving the ship in the first place.
I just wanted to get on with my life.
The people of the ship were all trying to help.
I did all I could, but it was too late.
“I was on board for just two days and I felt very sad because I was so tired.
I kept thinking about how the ship had left me behind.
I thought I would never get on.
I realised that the ship was broken and the life guards were in a lot more danger.
There was no room to lie down on the sofa. “
When I returned to the cabin I realised I was in a different life.
There was no room to lie down on the sofa.
There were no chairs in the living room.
There are only tables in the kitchen, the dining room and the living areas.
I knew I would be left behind.”
He said he had to make decisions about the safety of his crew when he had been aboard the ship before.
“There are people in the ship who do not have life jackets.
They have to be on board and if they do not stay on board they will die,” he explained.”
They have to stay on the ship because they are the first ones to be hurt and they will be the last ones to get hurt,” he observed.