The deadly secret cruise lines don’t want you to know | New York Post
"In August 2004, Merrian Carver, a 40-year-old mother of one from Massachusetts, boarded a ship with Celebrity Cruises that sailed from Seattle to Alaska.
She chose to travel alone while her daughter stayed with her ex-husband in England.
She never made it home.
...To this day, the Carver family still doesn’t know exactly what happened to Merrian, who was the oldest of four daughters and was described as an over-achiever, despite a nearly year-long search that consumed almost all of the family’s time.
...Since 2000, nearly 300 people have gone overboard from cruise ships and ferries, according to data collected by Ross Klein, a professor in the School of Social Work at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada, who tracks operational incidents involving cruise ships.
Additionally, Klein estimates 49 people have gone missing like Merrian Carver while traveling or working on cruise ships in that time — many of these individuals are also presumed to have gone overboard..."