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And psychiatric treatments have historically been largely serendipitous: In a Scientific American article Nobel laureate Francis Crick suggested that the major challenge facing neuroscience was the need to control one type of cell in the brain while leaving others unaltered.
Electrical stimuli cannot meet this challenge because electrodes are too crude a tool: Drugs are not specific enough either, and they are much slower than the natural operating speed of the brain. Crick later speculated in lectures that light might have the properties to serve as a control tool because it could be delivered in precisely timed pulses, but at the time no one had a strategy to make specific cells responsive to light.
Meanwhile, in a realm of biology as distant from the study of the mammalian brain as might seem possible, researchers were working on microorganisms that would only much later turn out to be relevant. At least 40 years ago biologists knew that some microorganisms produce proteins that directly regulate the flow of electric charge across cell membranes in response to visible light.
These proteins, which are produced by a characteristic set of "opsin" genes, help to extract energy and information from the light in the microbes' environments. In Walther Stoeckenius and Dieter Oesterhelt, both then at the University of California, San Francisco, discovered that one of these proteins, bacteriorhodopsin, acts as a single-component ion pump that can be briefly activated by photons of green light—a remarkable all-in-one molecular machine.
Later identification of other members of this family of proteins—the halorhodopsins in and the channelrhodopsins in —continued this original theme from of single-gene, all-in-one control. Yet it took more than 30 years, until the summer of , for these fields to come together in a new technology optogenetics based on microbial opsin genes. Optogenetics is the combination of genetics and optics to control well-defined events within specific cells of living tissue.
It includes the discovery and insertion into cells of genes that confer light responsiveness; it also includes the associated technologies for delivering light deep into organisms as complex as freely moving mammals, for targeting light-sensitivity to cells of interest, and for assessing specific readouts, or effects, of this optical control.
What excites neuroscientists about optogenetics is control over defined events within defined cell types at defined times—a level of precision that is most likely crucial to biological understanding even beyond neuroscience. The significance of any event in a cell has full meaning only in the context of the other events occurring around it in the rest of the tissue, the whole organism or even the larger environment.
Even a shift of a few milliseconds in the timing of a neuron's firing, for example, can sometimes completely reverse the effect of its signal on the rest of the nervous system. And millisecond-scale timing precision within behaving mammals has been essential for key insights into both normal brain function and into clinical problems such as parkinsonism.
Optogenetics, medicine and psychiatry Work from the World Health Organization has shown that psychiatric disease is the leading source of disability worldwide in terms of years of life lost to death or disability. Even a single psychiatric disease, major depression, is the leading cause of disability worldwide in women aged 15 to But much stigma remains which may relate to why hearing about this epidemiology is so surprising to many people.
A major reason is our collective lack of understanding. Just as a cancer diagnosis once carried more stigma than it does now perhaps because of confusion over what cancer really "is," over concerns for contagion or even over blame for the cancer on personality features of the patient , so too does lack of insight into psychiatric disease contribute to stigmatization, further slowing progress in this enormous problem for global human health. This lack of insight, sadly, is universal: Unlike the case with heart failure, for example, we don't have good models for what organ dysfunction depression represents.
The heart is a pump, and its dysfunction to a first-order approximation relates to its pumping, which can be readily understood, measured, modeled and tuned.
But we lack deep understanding of what the brain is really doing, which of course means that we don't understand its failure modes.
I come face-to-face with this challenge continually. In addition to running a research laboratory in a bioengineering department, I am also a practicing psychiatrist, and I treat patients regularly using combinations of medication, therapy, and electrical or magnetic brain stimulation. After my undergraduate years at Harvard University, I had obtained my MD and PhD degrees at Stanford University, focusing on synaptic electrophysiology and optical studies of mammalian neural circuitry.
I then completed my psychiatry residency and postdoctoral fellowships at Stanford, where I developed as a physician and developed skills in the study of animal behavior. Although as a physician I employ modern tools such as transcranial magnetic stimulation , these tools are still not good enough and, most important, do not provide deep insight into the diseases, only highlighting as do the patients our limitations.
I remember a brilliant young college student suffering from psychotic depression and terrified by the incomprehensible voices and uncontrollable bizarre ideas in his mind.
I remember a retired woman so severely depressed that she was unable to smile, barely able to eat and unresponsive to her grandchildren. My inability to explain these changes in a scientific way and the unfortunately failed responses to treatments these patients experienced have never left my mind.
As a principal investigator and psychiatrist at Stanford in and supported by a new grant from the National Institute of Mental Health , I was able to put together and launch a research team to address the technological challenge of precise neural control.
And as so often happens in science, our collective need for new ideas has helped drive the development of new technology. Being asked to reflect on our optogenetics work here also provides an opportunity to consider broader implications of the scientific process. Casting light on life Biology has a tradition of using light to intervene in living systems. Researchers have long employed a light-based method called CALI to destroy, and thus inhibit, selected proteins; lasers have also been used to destroy specific cells, for example, in the worm Caenorhabditis elegans.
Fork of Bell Laboratories in the s and Rafael Yuste of Columbia University in reported ways to stimulate neurons with lasers that partially disrupted cell membranes. Kramer and Dirk Trauner, then all at the University of California, Berkeley, employed multicomponent systems for modulating targeted cells with light.
They introduced, for example, both a protein that regulates neurons and a chemical that would spur the protein into action when triggered by ultraviolet light.
Yet destroying proteins or cells of interest obviously limits one's experimental options; and methods that depend on multiple components, although elegant and useful, entail practical challenges and have not experienced broad applicability or utility in mammals. A fundamental strategic shift to a single-component strategy was necessary.
As it turned out, this single-component strategy was not able to build on any of the parts or methods from earlier approaches, but instead employed the remarkable all-in-one light-activated proteins from microbes: Well after bacteriorhodopsin and halorhodopsin had become known to science, in the Kazusa DNA Research Institute in Japan posted online thousands of new gene sequences from the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii.
While reviewing them, Peter Hegemann, then at the University of Regensburg in Germany, who had predicted that Chlamydomonas would have a light-activated ion channel, noticed two long sequences similar to those for bacteriorhodopsin. He obtained copies of them from Kazusa and asked Georg Nagel then a principal investigator in Frankfurt to test if they indeed coded for ion channels. In Hegemann and Nagel described their finding that one of these sequences encoded a single-protein membrane channel responsive to blue light: The protein was consequently dubbed channelrhodopsin-1, or ChR1.
The following year Nagel and Hegemann along with their colleagues, including Ernst Bamberg in Frankfurt explored the other sequence and named the encoded protein "channelrhodopsin-2," or ChR2. Almost simultaneously, John L. Spudich in Houston provided evidence that those genes were important to the light-dependent responses of Chlamydomonas. But these channelrhodopsins—a third type of single-component light-activated ion-conductance protein—did not immediately translate into an advance in neuroscience any more than the discoveries of bacteriorhodopsins and halorhodopsins in previous decades had.
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Parkplatz frühestens acb Steinhorst. In Steinhorst sind die Parkplätze knapp. Um für Entspannung bei den beengten Parkmöglichkeiten zu sorgen, soll die gemeindeeigene Fläche In der Seege neben der Volksbank als Parkplatz im Rahmen der Dorfentwicklung hergestellt werden.
Schon wieder brennen die Rundballen in Repke dk Repke. Erneut brannten am Donnerstagsbend Rundballen in der Samtgemeinde Hankensbüttel. Im Dronbuschweg in Repke standen 24 Ballen in Flammen. Treibt bei Hankensbüttel ein Feuerteufel sein Unwesen? The state does not have its own permit for scrubber systems. In an email exchange with Corporon, state Environmental Program Manager Ed White writes that state ocean rangers have been asked to monitor scrubber discharges, following reports of discharges that could exceed state water quality regulations.
The state could intervene if those regulations are violated. Discharge scrubber sludge in port - environmental. Star Tribune reports a New Jersey man has been charged with taking an "upskirt" picture of a year-old girl on a cruise ship. An adult allegedly saw Goldstein approach the girl as she was watching the sun set then point his cellphone under her skirt. Cruise ship personnel also reviewed surveillance video. Investigators say they found more than 40 similar images on Goldstein's phone.
Arrest for upskirt photograph of 13 year old girl. Earlier during the cruise the man, who is in his 50s and without a known fixed address in Finland, was detained by crew members for drunkenness and placed in a cell to sober up. The man was handed over to local police when the cruise liner arrived in Mariehamn. The smoke detector was activated by the burning undergarment. Crew members put out the flames with a fire extinguisher. KTOO reports the U. Coast Guard carried out a rescue on the Chilkat Inlet near Haines today after a canoe carrying 11 people capsized at Glacier Point, 9 miles south of the Haines townsite.
The canoe was being used for a guided tour for passengers from three different cruise ships. A Jayhawk helicopter from Sitka responded.
One of the passengers was unresponsive at the scene. First responders performed CPR, but the passenger remained unconscious. The Coast Guard transported the passenger to Juneau by helicopter. The remaining 10 passengers were transferred to a small boat operated by the company in charge of the guided canoe tour.
CBS reports Norwegian authorities said a polar bear on Saturday attacked and injured a polar bear guard who was leading tourists off a cruise ship on an Arctic archipelago. The polar bear was shot dead by another employee, the cruise company said. The Joint Rescue Coordination for Northern Norway tweeted that the attack occurred when the tourists from the MS Bremen cruise ship landed on the most northern island of the Svalbard archipelago, a region between mainland Norway and the North Pole that is known for its remote terrain, glaciers, reindeer and polar bears.
The injured man was taken by helicopter to the town of Longyearbyen on Spitsbergen island. He was not identified and no further information was given on him. All cruise ships traveling in the northern region are obliged to have polar bear guards on board. He was arrested at 8: The RCIPS said that man and the woman he was travelling with had been involved in an altercation in international waters aboard the ship.
He was then arrested on suspicion of assault ABH and possession of drugs. The female victim was taken to the George Town hospital for treatment for her injuries and later released. The police have not said how long after being in their custody the man became unwell or what the cause of the sudden critical illness or injury was.
Pax arrested onboard - hospitalized. Radio New Zealand reports the Southland Regional Council has been criticised for not helping large ships navigate Fiordland after a cruise ship collided with the ground in Milford Sound.
French-registered passenger ship L'Austral was on a nine day cruise when it collided with the ground in Milford Sound in February last year - the ship's second crash while in New Zealand waters.
It was dark and the crew were relying on the ship's navigation systems to set their course. A Transport Accident Investigation Commission investigation found the council did not fully consider the risks of navigating in with low visibility in the narrow passage.
The Commission recommended the council work out how to mitigate the risks faced by large ships navigating the limited space in Fiordland as there was "little margin for error". The Commission also found the crew knew they were off-course and were alerted by safety settings, but failed to tell their pilot until it was too late.
L'Austral also collided with rocks at Snares Islands a month before, in an area the Commission said was not suitable for safe navigation. Elliott Advocacy reports on a case where passengers were kicked off their cruise.
But on day five, things went terribly wrong. He explained that there had been an incident during disembarkation two days earlier in St. The captain said that during that incident, several passengers had become verbally abusive to crew members. While leaving the ship, one passenger had escalated the situation by pushing an employee. As a result, they were no longer welcome on his ship. The captain was unmoved and told them his decision was final.
He ordered them to leave the cruise immediately. They had no recourse. Pax kikced off ship in Helsinki. The two overboard ship workers were rescued by a rescue boat from the cruise ship, al;though other ships took part in the search. Royal Caribbean has work-aloft and working overboard procedures which require ship employees to be equipped with harness to prevent them from falling. Typically the work on lifeboats is permitted only after the ship employees obtain work-aloft certificates requiring that certain safety protocols set forth in the Royal Caribbean safety management system called SQM on Royal Caribbean ship be followed.
Department heads and the staff captain typically must be aware of, approve and supervise the work. Ships rescue boat breaks down, towed by Vic 1 for a while before restarted, cut free and hoisted back aboard. Pilot boat returned with the crew after being checked out in Victoria by EMS and put back onboard, and the ship is back on their way Rene Rosengart, from New York, admitted importing cannabinoid oil and what she believed to be ecstasy pills — although the pills were later found not to contain illegal drugs.
A container of pills was found and Magistrate Khamisi Tokunbo was told Customs officials had to struggle with Rosengart, who tried to grab the pills and swallow them. Rosengart admitted importation of the oil and what she had believed to be ecstasy. The individual was reported missing at 3: The Park Service was notified 7: Searches for the unidentified passenger were conducted both from Park Service boats and from the air, supported by the U. The release did not say where along the mile Glacier Bay the man was reported missing, and park staff could not immediately be reached Sunday morning.
Ship missed the San Juan port call due to a medical evacuation. Glad to hear the passenger was ok. District Court in Charleston, West Virginia yesterday. Judge Joseph Goodwin scheduled the motion for hearing on Monday, July 16 at 10 a. Morrison faces up to 15 years in prison. The newspaper articles state that he is being prosecuted via a criminal information rather than a grand jury indictment, "which usually indicates a suspect plans to enter a guilty plea.
The alleged crime reportedly occurred during the cruise on January 8, , when he was 18 years old. News reports a search is underway off southwest Vancouver Island for a year-old man who went into the water early this morning from a cruise ship. The United States coast guard confirms the man is missing from the Seven Seas Mariner, which was heading to Victoria on the 10th day of an day Alaska cruise that began in Vancouver on June Petty Officer Trevor Lilburn says the captain of the cruise ship has reported the man went overboard from the balcony of his stateroom at about 4: KOMO reports two search helicopters and three rescue boats searched the nearby water, eventually locating the unconscious man Tuesday afternoon.
He was flown to a Port Angeles hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Coast Guard said there is no indication of why the man went overboard. An investigation will help determine what happened.
Pax overboard - body recovered. WCVB reports the Sargent family sailed from Boston to Bermuda on the Norwegian Dawn last week, and every day, even after their rooms were cleaned and sheets changed, they say they noticed the same stains kept appearing. Still, the family said they didn't think anything of it and didn't have any kind of reaction, until they went swimming in the ocean while still vacationing.
They noticed their skin was having a reaction and thought it had something to do with tropical bugs. When they returned home over the weekend, the Sargent family said the real trouble began, seeing quarter-sized welts on their bodies.
A doctor informed them it wasn't something tropical causing this reaction. It was bed bugs. The reaction can be delayed and varied. Now on steroids, and unsatisfied with what they call Norwegian's lack of action, they are warning others of Room WCVB reached out to Norwegian for comment. They said they are investigating. WOWT reports the owners of a popular dinner cruise ship in Virginia are being sued by a customer who says the ship's no-skid flooring worked too well.
The lawsuit in federal court accuses the Spirit of Norfolk cruise ship of inappropriately using no-skid flooring on a part of the ship where cruisers play the game cornhole.
The plaintiff, year-old Jeffrey Makuch, says he took a cruise on the ship in June and fell while playing cornhole. He says the no-skid floor made it impossible for him to properly shift his weight while stepping to throw a beanbag. The cruise ship owners have filed a reply denying that their flooring presents a risk. The Virginian-Pilot reports https: Cruise Law News reports two cruise passengers were involved in a zip lining accident during a stop in Roatan, Honduras on July 5, A couple who arrived in Roatan on a cruise ship last Thursday collided with one another while on a zip line.
The newspaper in Honduras identified the passengers as Egael Fishman and Shirf Fanken, reportedly both citizens of Israel. Fishman was killed during the accident and Ms. Fanken was seriously injured during the accident. Reuters reports rescuers in Thailand deployed helicopters on Friday in a search for 29 people still missing after the sinking of a tourist boat off the island of Phuket, as the death toll in the incident rose to Police are investigating the incident, the Phuket Marine Police said, adding that the boat was properly registered and had not been overloaded at the time of the accident.
KM Lestari Maju - Ferry. According to local authorities, people managed to swim or be pulled to safety. The latest rescue effort was initially complicated by bad weather. Heavy seas prevented large boats from approaching the KM Lestari Maju ferry and trapped some passengers on the stricken vessel overnight. The ferry reportedly was over capacity with a total of passengers.
In addition to the passengers, the vessel was carrying 48 cars and motorcycles. These vehicles were seen temporarily floating after the sinking. As the ship began taking on water, the captain steered the vessel toward nearby Selayar Island. Eyewitness News reports investigators are probing the alleged drowning of a man near Great Stirrup Cay in the Berry Islands — the second incident of its kind in the last week.
Police said it was after 1: Pax drowns at private island. Fklorida Record reports a woman recently filed a lawsuit in U. The injury occurred when Hutchinson stepped off an elevator and tripped over an elevated threshold on July 22, Her suit claims the injuries could have been avoided if warning signs had marked the threshold and adds that the design of the threshold was negligent to begin with. The court heard that victim Alexandra Thornton was at dinner in a restaurant on the cruise ship berthed in Dockyard last night.
Martell began yelling at Ms Thornton outside a restroom at about 9. She then pulled the woman to the floor and punched her on the back of the head several times and pulled her hair.
Ms Thornton suffered head pain and bruises to both knees. She told police that Martell was a complete stranger. Times-Pacayune reports a cruise ship crew member who had gone overboard on Saturday June 30 was found nearly a day later by another cruise ship near Cuba, according to the U.
But the following day -- about 22 hours after the crew member was seen going overboard -- the missing crew member was seen in the water by someone on the Carnival Glory about 21 miles north of Cuba. A steward saw the crew member. Local10 News reports the U. The Coast Guard said a year-old Filipino crew member fell overboard from the Norwegian Getaway around 3: Crew member overboard - rescued alive.
Eyewitness News reports Berry Island Police are investigating the death of a Chinese female, after she allegedly drowned. Investigators said it was shortly after Thursday, when the woman was discovered floating in waters off Great Stirrup Cay. Police said the unresponsive woman was removed from the water and cardiopulmonary resuscitation CPR rendered, although it is unclear who removed her or performed the CPR.
She was transported to the local clinic on Berry Island, according to police, where she was pronounced dead. Investigations are said to be ongoing. Lifelinehellas reports a 23 year old man went missing traveling from Chios Island to Pireus Greece with the Nissos Rodos. The boat, which was believed to be more than three times its passenger capacity, sank on Monday after encountering high-waves while crossing Lake Toba, on the Indonesian province of North Sumatra.
Only 18 survivors have been found from an estimated on board. Cruise Law News reports the ship has been stuck in Dublin, Ireland for the past several days. The delay has already caused the passengers to miss the remaining port of call.
It appears that the passengers will be disembarked today in Dublin and flown back to Bremerhaven. Embarkation for new passengers will reportedly occur tomorrow in Dublin. Suppose to sail yesterday then said today finally this morning captain said to guest waiting for information from the home office and port authorities. Guests were given euro on their cards and refunded their excursion fares. The cause of the delay seems to be a problem with one of its 14 lifeboats which, reportedly, is "out of order.
Dedtained in port Dublin. Cruise Fever reports Carnival Cruise Line has altered the itinerary due to an issue with the maximum cruising speed of the vessel. The cruise line has canceled the port stop in St. Thomas and will now just visit the other three ports.
Propulsion problems - skipped port. Boy do I have a story to tell you! While underway, on Saturday night, a guest had a medical emergency. We turned around and sailed six hours towards San Diego to meet up with a coast guard helicopter. Passenger was airlifted off the ship early Sunday morning, and we proceeded south towards Cabo San Lucas. While underway to Cabo, a tropical storm that had been in the Pacific quickly became a category 2 and then category 4 hurricane Hurricane Bud.
Later that Sunday, it was announced that we would miss our first Cabo San Lucas port call due to the delay caused by the earlier medical emergency. On Monday, our unexpected sea day, it was announced that our call to Puerto Vallarta would be cancelled due to the projected path of the hurricane. In its place, they scheduled a call to Ensenada for that Friday. Despite the hurricane barreling towards Cabo, Carnival was confident they could make a port call both on Tuesday and potentially Wednesday.
According to the captain, this decision was made because conditions had improved. We stayed in the area for about three hours monitoring the weather. However, the ocean swells were just too high to operate tenders safely, and were projected to get worse. An impromptu forum was scheduled with the captain, cruise director, guest services manager, etc.
It was an absolute slaughter. Lots of angry guests yelling, demanding more compensation, calling the captain and Carnival reckless for sailing us into the storm, questioning the health of the guest who was evacuated, etc. As we were underway to Catalina Island, on 13 June, it was announced that for logistical reasons we were unable to call there.
Instead, we would dock in San Diego. We decided to disembark in San Diego, and safely returned to Long Beach. All in all about half the guests elected to disembark. Itinerary change - cruise shortened. Port calls cancelled weather.
Lawsuit - "Did not enjoy themselves" - neighbour snored and noisy. Bernews reports police have confirmed the death of year-old American cruise ship visitor Yvonne Aites, and said the autopsy results confirm the cause of death as drowning. Aites was later pronounced dead. Royal Caribbean officer Lisa Spearman was seriously and permanently injured when a watertight door crushed her right hand when she came to the assistance of the cruise ship nurse.
The ship nurse stumbled while attempting to walk past the door during an emergency test, according to the lawsuit which her attorneys filed. Spearman alleged that following the accident, Royal Caribbean refused to re-hire her and then refused to pursue disability benefits on her behalf. She sued the cruise line for negligence under the Voyager of the SeasJones Act, unseaworthiness of the vessel under the General Maritime Law, failure to provide prompt, proper and adequate medical care also under U.
General Maritime law , failure to pay wages under 46 U. She was struck on the head and shoulder by three ceiling panels, each about one metre long and 15cm thick, while she was standing on a staircase on the ship.
The court heard Ms Smith was standing in a companionway with her cousins when the panels dropped and landed on her. After months of visits to doctors and specialists, Ms Smith was found to have suffered an injury to her cervical spine — the neck vertebrae. She is still likely to need surgery, more than six years after the incident. The court heard Ms Smith was a gifted athlete and dancer but many of her hobbies were impeded by her injury.
Plan A had to be scrapped because of an unanticipated maintenance issue aboard the Carnival Miracle. Carnival gave passengers the option to cancel and receive a full refund, or reschedule. Grilz said he was told about a third of the customers decided to cancel. Though he knows staff is doing all they can, he was hoping for more details. Safety4Sea reports the Piraeus Port Authority and Hellenic Coast Guard authorities are searching for a man, after he reportedly fell overboard from the RoRo passenger ship 'Blue Horizon', while the ship was docked in the port of Piraeus, in the evening hours of 23 May.
The incident was reported soon after the ship had departed from Piraeus, heading to the port of Heraklion, with passengers and 98 crew members onboard. However, this made the vessel to come back to Piraeus. As soon as the Port Authority was notified, five patrol boats of the Hellenic Coast Guard and the Hellenic Navigation service headed to the scene in search of the missing man. Local media suggest the missing passenger is a year old man.
CDC reports 28 of 8. The man has been identified as Brian Lamonds. Incident happened Tuesday approximately 85 miles west of Fort Myers, Fla. Several passengers are reporting that the Royal Caribbean cruise ship sustained a power and propulsion outage, leaving the ship floating in the Sea of Crete with only its emergency lighting on.
Subsequent information is that the ship regained power and is now sailing slowly toward Santorini. AIS systems right show the ship under power at a speed of a little over 7 knots.
There is an unconfirmed rumor that the Vision allegedly struck something, although this has not been confirmed. It was sailing between Mykonos to Santorini when it experienced power failure. Turks and Caicos Weekly Nerws reports a 16 year old cruise passenger died when his jetski collided with another.
Reports are that two jet skis, one of which the teen was operating, collided in the water causing the teenager to fall and break his neck. The other person, the teen's uncle, sustained no injuries. Death in jet ski accident. Arrested for possessing one bullet.
Maureen Fisher filed the complaint against Oceania Cruises Inc. Another patron, Maureen Starnes, reportedly fell on Fisher amid the incident.
Fisher suffered right fibula fractures around her ankle, fractured ribs, and lots of bruising on the right side of her leg, which ultimately led to problems with her circulation, the lawsuit alleges. Fisher cited negligence as a cause of action. Lawsuit for slip and fall. Freemantle Gazette reports a search and rescue operation for an elderly passenger who had fallen overboard on the Sun Princess cruise ship has been called off.
A Carnival Australia spokeswoman said Princess Cruises had confirmed it had called the operation off after the Australian passenger in his 80s went overboard on its way to Port Kelang. The ship is about nautical miles south east of Singapore on a day voyage from Fremantle to Singapore. It departed on May Indonesian search and rescue authorities tonight released the Sun Princess, whose crew had searched until dark for the man.
NZ Herald reports a search was underway near the U. Virgin Islands on Wednesday for a crew member on a cruise ship who apparently went overboard in rough seas. The ship turned around to search for the crew member with the assistance of the U. Coast Guard and other ships in the area. The effort has been hampered by large swells and winds of more than 30 mph. The Coast Guard said the man went overboard from the seventh deck of the Seaside while the ship was about 10 miles southeast of St.
The missing man was identified as year-old Michael Majaba of the Philippines. Majaba reportedly went overboard from the seventh deck of the Maltese-flagged cruise ship at approximately 1 a. The cruise ship crew launched a search and contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at approximately 4 a. Repeated problems were noted in the ship's potable water treatment. Inspectors located over two dozen flies in the galley, food preparation and dish washing areas. This seems to be some type of record; it certainly is the most flies I have ever seen recorded in a cruise ship sanitation inspection report.
Guests affected will receive a full refund, 50 percent off a future cruise, and are being given the option to get off the ship to be flown home. The 7-day cruise left New Orleans on Sunday, April