Today's news on boat sinking WITH ABC VIDEO

Discussion in 'Living in Cancun' started by T.J., Jun 12, 2008.

  1. T.J.

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    Cool just what is needed, more US media hysteria.

    It's not like there hasnt been enough speculation and assumptions made already. But at least we have a few more true American heroes to celebrate and can detest the Mexican cowards at the same time. :roll:
     
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    There is no And.....that's all they admit to from what I've seen, regardless of which source I look at.

    Even that doesn't tell you how many were actually on the catamaran. Point being.....it shouldn't take an entire "investigation" to know how many people were on the boat.

    But I'll take the suggested "hint" and stop posting/discussing the entire event....

    Michelle
     
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    I don't think it's "more US media hysteria."

    I think it is hard news about a local story, unfortunate as it is.

    But every story has to die and we go on to the next one.
     
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    It's tragic that Lisa died, and especially that she died because a rescue boat trapped her underwater. This points to the fact that the emergency was not handled properly, there should not have been chaos that could lead to a death. I think a full investigation into the actions of the crew is warranted.

    But I know I'm not alone in feeling that this story is seriously overplayed. How much more do we have to hear about it? Tourists die here every single week, thank god we don't have to hear about every death...
     
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    The tourists that "die every week" are not usually dying at the hands of a tour operator. Heart attacks and drownings and car accidents are quite different than having a captain on a boat who doesn't know what he is doing and a crew that jumps ship when they are responsible for other lives (and the myriad of other failings that contributed to this accident). People most often die for natural reasons or their own stupidity or just plain old bad luck. This kind of accident does not happen every week.

    It's like a ride at Disneyland killing someone. Sure, people have heart attacks and die at Disney every week, but when it's a ride in the control of other humans, it's a big story. People put their faith in the tour operators here to keep them safe, when they don't fulfill their obligations (and yes, it is a tour operators obligation to keep their tourists safe on equipment that is not in the control of the tourists themselves), it's news.
     
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    If the crew was the first to leave and the tourists were left to fend for themselves who might be the hero???
     
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    I don't mean to sound insensitive and I recognize the difference between this tragedy and a fat old guy dropping dead of a heart attack. I'm running a high fever and feel lousy, I probably shouldn't be typing anything for public consumption.

    On the other hand I'm not planning to read anything else about this story until there's been an investigation. I'm tired of it and I think it's overplayed. Like that Luis Miguel video...
     
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