Dilek ErtikThe wealthy 71-year-old Turkish distributor for luxury jeweler Tiffany & Co, fell to her death from a Norwegian cruise ship on October 26 under mysterious circumstances. daily mail reported on Tuesday.
Her body has yet to be recovered, and experts are said to be baffled by the riddle of how Ertek fell over a 3-foot-high guard rail. on board In the South Pacific Ocean off the coast of Tahiti. Her son, Goxi Atuk, said the jewelry was lost from the safe in his mother’s cabin, and Mail mentioned.
Ertek was celebrating her birthday aboard the Norwegian Spirit during a holiday in the South Sea Islands with a partner at the time of her death.
According to a Turkish news source, Hurriyet Daily NewsCCTV footage from the cruise ship indicates that Ertek fell off the ocean deck around 3 a.m. on the 26th. Hurriyet Daily News reported that her 74-year-old partner did not report her missing until 20 hours later, prompting the ship’s crew to The unnamed Swiss man was kept under surveillance until the ship docked in Tahiti three days later.
“Balconies are made entirely of glass and have handrails. Their height easily reaches the chest level of a person of average size.“
– Unnamed ship officer
He was Ertek’s next partner Interrogated by Tahiti Police Before he was finally released due to lack of evidence daily Mail Reports, Ertek’s lawyers File a claim now against the operator of the cruise ship, as well as to argue that it is the responsibility of the State of Tahiti to continue to lead the investigation into the circumstances of her death.
According to Turkish news outlet SabahOn social media, an unnamed officer working on the Norwegian Spirit Cruise spoke about the death of Ertek. “Safety on the boat is a really important issue,” the officer reportedly said. “The precautions are taken right from the shipbuilding stage. Balconies are made entirely of glass and have handrails. They easily reach chest level for a medium-sized person. It is not possible to fall. In order to jump, you need to make an effort because it is not easy to Put your feet on your feet [the balcony]. You have to go up [a] chair. It is also unlikely that a drunk person would fall.”
It is said that Ertek began building her fortune in 1995 when she opened her first Tiffany & Co store in Istanbul, Turkey, and has gone on to serve as a major distributor for the brand’s luxury jewelry in her home country. more than two decades.
“On Wednesday, October 25, 2022, Norwegian Spirit was notified that a 68-year-old guest had gone overboard while the ship was sailing in the Pacific Ocean en route to French Polynesia,” a Norwegian Spirit Line spokesperson said. The Daily Beast on Tuesday. “The authorities have been notified and the US Coast Guard has conducted a search and rescue operation. The investigation is ongoing and we will share updates as appropriate. Our thoughts and prayers are with loved ones at this difficult time.”
The Daily Beast has reached out to Tiffany & Co for comment.