Oasis of the Seas
Photo Credit: EDDIE (Creative Commons)

A crew member in his 30’s was stopped from jumping overboard Oasis of the Seas on Saturday. The crew member was threatening to jump off one of the world’s largest cruise ships while it was docked at its homeport in Ford Lauderdale, Florida on Saturday March 12.

According to the Broward Sheriff’s Office the man was standing on the rails and the sheriffs were negotiating with him. Thankfully negotiators were able to get close enough to prevent him from jumping overboard. The event unfolded at around 10 AM and concluded not long after midday. The crew member was taken to Broward Health Medical for medical attention.

During this time the crew are usually busy preparing the ship for the next scheduled voyage just hours later. The 220,900 gross ton ship did depart Port Everglades as scheduled at 5 PM. The ship is now sailing a 5-night special Beachbody cruise.

Oasis of the Seas can carry 5,400 passenger at double occupancy and will become a sister ship to the brand new Harmony of the Seas, now the worlds largest cruise ship.