Alabamians: Too Stupid to Cruise?
Mobile, Alabama has become a world class cruise port offering Carnival Cruises to Mexico, Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.
Everybody Loves to cruise.
Where oversized people get onboard oversized ships and fall overboard at an alarming rate!
Did you know one or two people go overboard each month out of roughly 2.5 million who cruise during the same time frame?
Almost 2 per month on average – OVERBOARD!
Can you survive falling overboard off of a cruise ship?
The short answer? Probably not.
But it can happen.
A Carnival cruise passenger fell off a ship last Thanksgiving and was rescued after spending ALMOST A WHOLE DAY at sea in the Gulf of Mexico.
If You Fall Overboard, GOOD LUCK
The ship's speed and wake could suck you in quickly.
Plus, what if nobody notices you’re not around?
How long have you been gone?
Water cold enough for ya?
Didja fall off in the Gulf of Mexico or off the coast of Alaska?
It makes a difference.
Of the 212 overboard incidents reported between 2009 and 2019, 48 of those (roughly 28%) were rescued alive. About 5 rescues a year.
What if you are from Alabama?
Should you even be allowed to go on a cruise?
Think about it: The average IQ in Alabama is 95.7 and ranks forty-fifth in terms of average IQ.
Are you smart enough to navigate your way around a cruise ship? Are you able to peer over the side without taking a tumble?
Are you sure you are willing to chance it?