After the tragic wrecking of the luxury cruise ship, The Costa Concordia, Carnival Cruise Lines’ stock fell the most in more than 11 years in London trading after saying the grounding of the Costa Concordia off Italy’s Tuscan Coast that killed at least sixteen people will cost the company more than $95 million. Carnival, the world’s biggest cruise operator with brands including Cunard and Princess Cruises, dropped 16 percent to 1,878 pence, the biggest decline since 2000.To add to the horror of the Costa Concordia, Carnival’s super luxury party barge, the Carnival Fantasy, docked at the in the Bahamas, reports that a 26-year-old man, either jumped or fell from the top deck of the atrium and was killed. That is like plunging almost 4 stories.
Bahaman police said in a statement Saturday, that a man from South Carolina apparently jumped from one floor to another aboard the Carnival Fantasy ship that had docked in Nassau late Friday. He was declared dead at the scene.
Carnival issued their own statement saying the guest apparently fell. They said the ship’s visit to Freeport on Saturday has been canceled as the investigation continues. Officials did not release the man’s name or home town.
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Written By: Bobby Head
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