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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2012, 09:51:57 PM »
In the last 8 months, Cosmo Magazine has done stories on newlyweds that go to the Islands for a Honeymoon and he returns a widower, seems it is becoming a new "trend".
There are dozens of examples of couples going on a romantic getaway and the woman ends up dead as a result of a "tragic mishap".
I hope that her family get the answers and justice they deserve in a reasonable amount of time.

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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #31 on: March 08, 2012, 02:57:23 PM »
My advice to anyone who is not sure about their relationship with husband/wife, girlfriend/boyfriend, quarelling and all, don't go for that trip away wherever it is, because you could be in big danger. :o :o :o :o



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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #34 on: March 12, 2012, 07:25:50 PM »
This makes him suspicious in my mind, especially the fact that he cannot face her family. I mean if you go on a cruise with someone and they don't come back, you would be wanting to grieve with the family. Why would you not want to be around her family???? Her family said it was a troublesome relationship, so this guy is going to get away with murder. Of course they won't find any evidence, because the ship sailed. They didn't investigate this properly. And this is why there are so many people that go missing on these ships. It is a very good place to commit a crime. I don't believe his story. It does not add up, you go on a cruise and usually if you're a couple, you are usually together, especially in the evening. Dinner, drinks, dancing, casino. But he went alone to the casino, it is weird to me. In fact I don't think I'd like to be on my own in the evening hours on the cruise ship. We hear lots of stories and that is only the tip of the iceberg, so to say. A lot going on that we do not hear about. :o :o :o :o :o

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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #35 on: March 16, 2012, 01:44:49 PM »
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/west_palm_beach/missing-cruise-passengers-family-searching-for-answers#ixzz1p0HXMBwi

There is a video in this link where info states there are cameras on the ship, however Amani was not on any of the footage.

Question: For any of you whom have been on cruises, are there crew members present as tourists swipe their cards on return? Is it a possibility that the bf could have swiped both his card and her card without being noticed?

Pictures and articles here at this link; also an account from Golshani's sister:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112037/Missing-Celebration-Cruise-passenger-Fariba-Armani-troubled-relationship-boyfriend.html
« Last Edit: March 16, 2012, 02:29:23 PM by SAP »

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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #36 on: March 16, 2012, 05:09:29 PM »
SAP, the question of swiping both cards, I also wondered about that, and posed that very same question.  Is it possible that the terrible deed was done on land?  (With the cruise ship stopover?)
Did she tell him that she intended to break off the relationship, while on the cruise?
He wasn't in any hurry to report her missing, as he waited to call the alarm just before the final dock!!

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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #37 on: March 16, 2012, 06:08:07 PM »
Some people are questioning whether she is still in the Bahamas. There apparently wasn't any investigation done there b/c LE believed she went missing from the ship near Florida.
Others in the article above ... a couple said the husband swiped both cards a week before and nothing was said by ship stewards. I wonder about that ... why would someone want to swipe both cards? Unless the wife had her hands full with purchases. They didn't elaborate.
I do hope the FBI are checking into the Bahamas.
The one link above is a long list of articles that speak on the relationship. Fariba had known he was unfaithful and on this trip she had planned to iron all that out. Someone in the article claims he was also controlling.
I really think I have speculated too far ... lately one doesn't know when one will be jumped for thoughts ... or for repeating what has already been stated in an article.

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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2012, 12:35:47 AM »
Yet he claims the FBI supposedly 'cleared' him. I wonder if they really did?

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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #39 on: March 25, 2012, 02:12:57 AM »
I do hope FBI are in touch with the police at Port Moody and I would like to think the FBI are not so closed minded/tunnel visioned to the situation. The family has gotten a chance to voice their knowledge by now.
If this was one of those telephone deals advertising free trips, yikes. So many people were burned already and some stuck in a place without accomodations they were promised.

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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #40 on: March 25, 2012, 02:18:02 AM »
The FBI probably did clear this nice Canadian gentleman of Iranian descent dating a woman of Iranian descent for the disapearance of his companion from the shores of Florida.  Canadian citizenship is easy, eh.

As it looks, these nice Iranian people were in a bad relationship at the time that they took the cruise, and the woman was planning on ditching the guy after the cruise.  That looks bad in itself ... woman in bad relationship taking just one last cruise before breaking it off.

What a mess ... is he going to get away with it?

She and her chidlren had made it all the way from Iran to Vancouver.  Clearly she did not commit suicide or choose to disappear from her life during a 2 day cruise ni Florida, even if there are low railings.

What does Canadian citizenship have to do with the American authorities clearing, as you suggest, this guy of anything? Furthermore, as someone who has helped several people through the process in one way, shape, or form, I can categorically state that it isn't easy. Eh. There is a thread where the information regarding immigration, and what one has to undertake in order to get through the system, is posted. Far be it from a perfect system. Then again it never has been.

I haven't heard of him being cleared one way or another...and, as always, I find the fence comfy. It sure appears suspicious as hell. Suicide/murder at sea is not a hard concept for me to grasp as we've had a couple cases of the former in the North Sea. Usually a Dear John letter followed by a guy hucking himself off of the helideck. The rust buckets I inhabit certainly aren't designed for people to go over the side, but it does happen from time to time, usually because of something stupid, or a willful act. That said, as above, I am not supporting either side of the theory box. Suffice it to say, knowing what I know, I think it will be hard for the authorities to pin anything on anyone for this tragedy.

I've never been on a cruise and never would go (other reasons posted earlier in another thread) and this makes me wonder - why in the hell are there not cameras fed into a hard drive bank somewhere secure on the vessel? You can't tell me the casino on board or the high end shops aren't loaded with them. Or areas where staff might be handling large sums of cash/high end goods.

I'll echo SAP's comments: hopefully our cops and theirs have been in touch. Hopefully the family has been interviewed. Hopefully her name is not forgotten.

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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2012, 03:46:37 PM »
http://www.wptv.com/dpp/news/region_c_palm_beach_county/west_palm_beach/missing-cruise-passengers-family-searching-for-answers#ixzz1p0HXMBwi

There is a video in this link where info states there are cameras on the ship, however Amani was not on any of the footage.

Question: For any of you whom have been on cruises, are there crew members present as tourists swipe their cards on return? Is it a possibility that the bf could have swiped both his card and her card without being noticed?

Pictures and articles here at this link; also an account from Golshani's sister:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2112037/Missing-Celebration-Cruise-passenger-Fariba-Armani-troubled-relationship-boyfriend.html

Yes, there are lots of crew members present when you swipe your card on return.  As I said before, I have only been on large cruise ships though - twice the size of the one they were on.  And maybe different lines do things differently.  The ones I have been on, they take security very seriously.  They take your photo when you board the ship initially and it is linked to your card.  Each time you leave the ship your card is swiped.  The last cruise we were on it, it was swiped with a handheld machine, kind of like the debit/credit card thing they use at the tables in restaurants.  When you come back on the ship, it is swiped again.  Both times, they look at the photo that comes up and look at you for comparison.  I doubt they would let someone swipe another person's card.  I have never seen it happen.  Not that it has any relevance here, but you also have to walk through an x-ray thing and your bags and purses are also x-rayed, just like at an airport. 

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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #42 on: March 26, 2012, 06:53:20 PM »
Thanks Seeking. This cruise the couple were on must have been one of those less used by the general cruising population. A week before this lady went missing, another couple from Florida had been on the same type of cruise, same company, and the lady had said her husband was able to use her card without a problem. Seems then that security on this more or less "freebie" type of cruising company is not up to par in comparison to the larger cruiselines.

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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2012, 08:35:59 AM »
It is quite a while ago but last time I was on a cruise, it was my husband my two kids and my self.  I kept all four cards and I did all the swipping of them so they didnt become lost so the card swiping doesnt prove anything to me.  They should be also able to tell exactly how many times and at what time the cabin door was open to clarify if the boy friend in fact when in when he said and stayed in etc or any one else entered the cabin.  Sure hope they FBI are truly working on this

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Re: Canadian woman missing from cruise ship near Florida
« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2012, 07:17:39 PM »
Last year, the old machines they had, the crew actually took your card from you and inserted it into the machine.  One day, the whole system went down and they had to manually write down the number of each person's card as they came back on from ashore.  Then they had to try to figure out who wasn't on the ship from the records of who had left before the machines went down.  It must have been a nightmare.  They were calling names over the loudspeaker, looking for the people who they most likely missed (or who hadn't gotten back on the boat).  I recall that we were late leaving the port because of it.  Now you just hold up the card and they swipe it with their handheld machine.  I didn't see a lot of people with kids, and they would probably let you hold your younger children's cards, but they would definitely have to be there with you, and their physical appearance would be checked against the card photo. 

As SAP said, this cruise line doesn't appear to be one of the "big" cruise lines, and possibly don't have the same standards.