MTS Oceanos was a French -built and Greek -owned cruise ship that sank in when it suffered uncontrolled flooding. Her captain and some of the crew were convicted of negligence for fleeing the ship without helping the passengers, who were subsequently rescued thanks to the efforts of the ship's entertainers who helped the Marines land on the ship from naval helicopters. Due to the bravery of the Marines and Airforce pilots, all of the plus members on board were saved. The ships were used on the Marseilles — Madagascar — Mauritius service. Jean Laborde went through many different owners and name changes Jean Laborde , Mykinai , Ancona , Eastern Princess in the succeeding decades. In , she was acquired by Epirotiki Lines of Greece and registered under the name of Oceanos. Captain Yiannis Avranas born c. However, rough seas caused the party to be held inside in the Four Seasons lounge; most passengers chose to stay in their cabins. The storm worsened as the evening progressed and when the first sitting of dinner was served, the waiters could hardly carry the trays of food without dropping something.
BREAK THE RULES
Earlier this month, people were shocked when a cruise ship being filmed for a Channel 4 reality show allegedly 'descended into a drug-fuelled orgy' during a 'mad' week-long sojourn around the Mediterranean. Guests reported that the Vision of the Seas transformed into a 'floating Geordie Shore' where people were 'snorting cocaine' and 'all over each other' on deck beds. And while there have been reports of raucous guest behaviour like this on cruise ships over the years, there's a whole other world going on behind the scenes where staff members get up to all kinds of mischief themselves. Here FEMAIL looks at the scandalous lives of cruise ship staff existing behind the sun-soaked decks, decadent restaurants and wild pool parties both in Australia and beyond. This is a 'spray party' on board the party ship where chaos appeared to reign during filming for a Channel 4 documentary.
MAKING IT EASY
Free-flowing tipples. Sun-kissed bods. Today is about the wildest things seen at sea, revealed by industry insiders who have done their time and no longer wish to keep their secrets to themselves. This comes from an American man, Brian David Bruns, a former cruise ship crew member and author of the Cruise Confidential book series. Passengers have to wait until they get home to open such goodies. But for the crew the ship is home.
According to passengers who were being filmed for a new Channel 4 reality show, the scenes on their boat included a "drug-fuelled orgy" with cocaine being "easier to buy than booze. Claire Sanders, 27, worked as a hairdresser on cruise ships all over the world for a year when she was Claire says: "Before you board though you are thoroughly checked out for your seaworthiness. The female crew are obliged to undergo pregnancy tests and everyone has to take a drugs test.