NCL Pearl Crew member killed in Roatan?

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#1
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I just got home from work and heard about this. Did anyone else hear what happened?

The only thing I can find about it is HERE. I know this site makes their money off of things like this, but I haven't found anything else to confirm it.

So sad and my heart goes out to the crew members family and the NCL family.
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#2
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The "Events at Sea" site also posted that article. It is probably true. Like anywhere, be aware of your surroundings.

We heard no particulars, was the crew member in a "bad area"? In a public area? Mahogany Bay? Coxen Hole? Outskirts of town?
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Both Cruise Junkie and Cruise Law News usually get the fact that something happened right, it's just the details that tend to get massaged that you need to treat with a grain of salt.
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If the news is true~~God bless the crew member and his family! You really have to know your surroundings! I did a very stupid thing in San Juan back in "2008" and will never repeat that one again (first cruise!
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This is so sad. Prayers for his family, friends and fellow crewmembers........

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"friend - April 7, 2014 2:50 AM

I am so sad. Jacob is friend and he just worked as a cook for a few months onboard Norwegian Pearl. The gunman shot him twice just because Jaycob refused to give up his handphone. Jacob is only 27 and still has a baby few months old back home in Philippines. May he RIP."
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Didn't realize those animals could afford bullets down there.

Jacob can remind everyone of an important lesson: never argue with a gunman. Your phone simply isn't worth it. Sounds so cliche, but apparently, it needs to be said.

Sorry to hear this terrible news.
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Originally posted by triptolemus
Didn't realize those animals could afford bullets down there.



Jacob can remind everyone of an important lesson: never argue with a gunman. Your phone simply isn't worth it. Sounds so cliche, but apparently, it needs to be said.



Sorry to hear this terrible news.

He didn't have chance to give up phone. He was shot by man on bike who shot him twice and grabbed his phone and ran.
#10
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NCL should consider deleting this port from their schedules. This is not the first problem for crew or passengers in Roatan. A family on a Carnival ship were robbed in January.
The cruise lines discontinued ports in Mexico and the government has stepped up security to bring them back.
#11
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I was in Roatan on business last year; did not encounter any problems. I thought it was a very nice place.
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Originally posted by ricksurf
NCL should consider deleting this port from their schedules. This is not the first problem for crew or passengers in Roatan. A family on a Carnival ship were robbed in January.
The cruise lines discontinued ports in Mexico and the government has stepped up security to bring them back.
Roatan is one of our favorite ports. Crimes like this can happen any where.
#14
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Norwegian is actually moving many port visit to Banana Coast which is in the main part of Honduras... not really sure that is going to be any safer. I just recently returned from the Jewel where our best port of all was Roatan and I took a private excursions and felt totally safe. Of course when ever I travel I always keep my guard up. I do not feel that Roatan is any less safe than say....St Thomas where there have been many assaults on crew and cruise passenger and some being killed. Or as far as that goes how safe is the city of Miami Sadly things happen no matter where you are. My prayers go out the the NCL Crew Members family sadly he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Crew may need to go in groups in many ports not just Roatan.
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Originally posted by AF-1
I was in Roatan on business last year; did not encounter any problems. I thought it was a very nice place.
My momma taught me that "Looks can be deceiving".
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#16
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It is definitely true. Unfortunately, several websites are showing graphic images of his body. Not sure why they feel that is necessary, but it does offer proof that it happened. Horrible for the ship, crew and family of this young man. Just awful...
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Originally posted by sonicbuffalo
My momma taught me that "Looks can be deceiving".
Well said. Any place you go that has such poverty, you know folks are going to do what it takes to get by.
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#18
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A NCL crew member has posted "I have received words from our CEO Kevin Sheehan that NCL is cancelling our 3 ships Norwegian Pearl, Norwegian Dawn, and Norwegian Jewel port of call to Roatan. Good call, Mr Sheehan! We urge other cruise ship operators such as Carnival and Royal Caribbean to do the same to avoid tragedies like this to happen again."

This is truly sad. Roatan is my favorite port and such a beautiful place. Crime can and does happen anywhere. I hate the thought of missing Roatan. I wonder if this is just a temporary thing (since they didn't mention the Sun, which I will be on in November).
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#19
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To take a human life for a cell phone is one of the most barbaric things possible. I truly hope the SAVAGE ANIMAL responsible suffers a terrible, painful death.
#20
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I read on facebook that a crew member has reported that Kevin Sheehan has pulled his ships from Roatan.
I only hope this is accurate because it is the right thing to do.
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