A cruise ship officer was filmed waving a giant hand emblazoned with the word ‘bye’ at the same time a couple missed their boat.
Initially people thought that he may have been taunting the couple as the Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship sails away when they were late back to the boat.
The footage shows them gesturing their annoyance at realising they were stranded.
The video then pans to a member of staff gesturing at onlookers with a fake hand and waiving it from side to side.
However, it is believed that he may not have actually seen the pair because he is on the bridge and part of the ship is blocking the view.
The footage was shot at St Maarten Dock in the Caribbean from the deck of another boat.
Someone can also be heard shouting ‘they missed it’, suggesting plenty of people were aware of their situation.
Royal Caribbean said that he was actually waving at the crew of another ship.