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Why cruise ships need man-overboard systems now

Earlier this year, a passenger went overboard on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. And, as is often the case, no one noticed.

Here’s what makes this event so rare: Four hours later, a Disney ship came along and by pure luck saw the person in the water and rescued him.

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Would you swap your airline seat with a family?

You board the plane for your flight, heave your carry-on into the overhead bin, stow a small bag under the seat, get out a disinfectant wipe and wipe down the tray table, seat belt, armrest and light (oh wait, that’s just me), and settle in with your iPad.

Other passengers are boarding. You feel a tap on your shoulder and hear: “Excuse me, would you mind switching seats so I can sit with my daughter and her baby?” Continue reading…