2 Filipino crewmen on different cruise ships try to commit suicide
A 24-year-old Filipino crew member, who had been working aboard the cruise ship MSC Meraviglia as a buffet steward for two months, tried to commit suicide in his cabin, last October 26, Crew-Center.com reported. It was his first contract on a cruise ship.
The website did not name the crew member and how he tried to kill himself. He was found in his cabin. Medical teams responded quickly and brought him to the Emergency Medical Services in Boston Hospital, where he is now recovering. His family was informed about the incident.
The crewman’s reason for the suicide attempt in unknown, but he had posted several messages on the social networks suggesting that he needed help. Crew-Center.com posted some of them:
“Is that so? 12 hrs duty daily, 4-6hrs sleep. Let’s just smile. 9 Months of hell here we go.”
“Tired from work. The mind is tired. Tired brain. Tired body. Tired everything. It seems like I’m giving up.”
Another suicide attempt, also by a Filipino crew member, was reported aboard the luxury cruise ship Oceania Riviera, while it was in Saquenay, Quebec on November 2.
The Filipino page “Buhay Sa Cruise Ship” reported that the Filipino crew member also worked in the ship’s galley. The Canadian Coast Guard reportedly rushed the crew member to hospital.