The Man Overboard List by Travel Page reveals shocking statistics about the prevalence of falling overboard on cruise ships. According to their information, which includes data from the year 2000 to the present:
- Passengers aboard Carnival cruise line ships are more likely to suffer from falling overboard than on any other cruise line.
- Not everyone who fell overboard died. Rescue workers saved approximately ten of those who went overboard since 2000; one person survived in the water for more than 18 hours.
- Most of those who fell overboard on cruise ships were on the last day of their cruise vacation.
- A predominance of residents from Florida and California have fallen overboard while on cruise ships.