A twenty-one year old female passenger fell overboard, from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship, approximately fifty miles east of Ft Lauderdale. Two eyewitnesses claimed they saw her go overboard and she was also caught on camera falling off the ship. As soon as the passenger went overboard, the captain turned the ship around and searched for her. Two other cruise ships in the area joined the search until the Coast Guard arrived. More often than one might think, passengers go overboard. The one question that immediately comes to mind is how does it happen? Unless one is attempting to jump overboard like Rose form the Titanic movie, it’s actually not that easy. One would think either a person was very inebriated, or committed suicide. There is very little chance of surviving a fall from a ship underway and she will in all likelihood, never be found. So besides the questions that must now be asked about how it happened, and searching for answers, cruise lines must determine how such incidences can be avoided. Even one death at sea is too many, so new safety procedures need to be put in place. Perhaps there should be crew members around the decks at all times to ensure the safety of the passengers. Or some type of netting could be placed in strategic locations around the ship. But something must be done so other tragedies can be avoided in the future.