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Cruise and Ferry Passengers and Crew Overboard
1995 - 2019


Summary (# of persons) -- 2000 - 2018

2000 - 05
(6 years)

2006 - 10
(5 years)

2011 - 15
(5 years)

2016 2017 2018 2019 Total
Carnival Corp
 

       
Carnival Cruise Lines
15 25
18 2 4 5
 4 73
Aida         1 2   3
Costa
  7
8 1 1   1
18
Cunard
3 1
1 1       6
Holland America
3 3
7     2 1
16
Ocean Village
 
2
          2
 P&O 2
2
3         7
P&O Australia
  1
1     1   3
Princess
2
5
9 2 2 1 3
24
Seabourn
  1
1         2
Crystal
3
          3
Disney     1   1     2
Fred Olsen   1 2         3
MSC Cruises   2 5 1 3
2
3
16
NCL
5 7
5 2 2 4 2
27
RCCL
 
         
Celebrity
1 5
6     1  2 15
RCI
12 10
17 2 2 3
8
54
Silversea
1
1
      1   3
Star   3 2 1      1 7
Other:                
Casino Cruise Ship 2 2 2         6
European Ferry 0 7 10 2 1 2   22
P&O Ferries 1 3 4         8
Other Ferry   3 8         11
Other Cruise 4 8 9 2   2
 1 25
Total
54

99

119 16 17 26 26
357
Average per year
9

20

24 16 17 26   17.4

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Ships with the most Persons Overboard:

Carnival Liberty - 6
Carnival Spirit - 6

Carnival Conquest - 5
Carnival Glory - 5
Grand Princess - 5

Carnival Destiny - 4
Carnival Fantasy - 4
Carnival Inspiration - 4
Coral Princess - 4
Celebrity Constellation - 4
Norwegian Star - 4
Queen Mary 2 - 4
Sapphire Princess - 4
Sun Princess - 4

 

Date
Ship
Cruise Line
Incident
Disposition
2019 (26 persons)
13 November
Norwegian Sun
From a passenger:  On the ship and watched the rescue. Happened off the coast of Freeport in very calm waters with the ship going very slowly on its way to Great Stirrup Cay. Crew did great - from my balcony it appeared that the person climbed into the rescue boat on their own.  Very quick rescue.  LATER: So word in the ship is that it was a young woman. Jumped off her 9th floor balcony to go swimming. Survived relatively uninjured (a bit of a miracle). Rumor has it she’s in the brig. Cabin 9030 is cautioned taped off. Someone did get full video, so eventually that will be out there.

1 November
Hurtigruten Finnmarken
Newsweek reports an unnamed Norwegian woman in her 40, fell from the MS Finnmarken at around 6 p.m. on Wednesday evening. A rescue operation was ordered but stormy weather and the failing light made her recovery difficult. A helicopter, six vessels and specialist divers were rushed to the scene. Authorities found the woman in the water around an hour after she fell. However, the woman died on Thursday afternoon. Police have said there is "no reason to believe" there was any foul play involved in the woman's death. Nonetheless, police held the ship—operated by the Hurtigruten company—in Alesund while they conducted an investigation. The ship has since been released. Local police said they were still worked to "clarify the circumstances" around the incident. Police spokesperson said officers had interviewed multiple witnesses and that "We are continuing to investigate the case and will now work on mapping the course of events." Pax overboard
24 October
Carnival Dream
NBC News reports the U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 26-year-old man who apparently jumped from the balcony of the Carnival Dream cruise ship off the coast of Texas. The Coast Guard received a call at about 8:45 p.m. on Thursday that a passenger on the ship had gone overboard about 47 miles southeast of Galveston, the agency said in a statement. A helicopter crew and air crew were deployed to assist in the search for the man. The Carnival Dream immediately began search-and-rescue procedures and the ship returned to the area where the man went overboard. The spokesperson said the Coast Guard "released Carnival from the search overnight" and the ship continued on its scheduled four-day itinerary to Cozumel, Mexico. Passenger overboard
12 October
Costa Pacifica
World Maritime News reports Spanish authorities recovered a body of a cruise ship passenger in the Gulf of Cadiz today, NATO said. The 75 year old woman was reported missing at 10:45 PM from an Italian cruise ship sailing off the coast of Spain. Although the cruise ship has not been identified, German cruise ship website Schiffe und Kreuzfahrten reported that the vessel in question is Costa Pacifica operated by Italian Costa Cruises. The passenger reportedly fell from the ship’s deck 8 in the evening hours of October 10. After receiving a “man overboard” mayday call, NATO Maritime Forces ships rerouted to assist the search and rescue operations. NATO units included the US, Norwegian, Belgian and Dutch naval vessels. Additional units assisting in the search were the Spanish search and rescue tug Maria Zambrano, a French maritime patrol aircraft, and a Spanish search and rescue helicopter. Further details on the incident are yet to be provided. Passenger overboard
1 October
Celebrity Summit
Drawing on a number of sources, Cruise Law News reports two Celebrity crew members apparently jumped from the ship earlier this week. Canadian fire-rescue and coast guard departments rescued them both from the cold Saint Lawrence River. Several newspapers reported that the crew members apparently jumped into the river in Quebec City early on  Monday morning. Le Soleil newspaper reported that the fiirst crew member, a 27 year old man, jumped into the river from the ship, which had been moored at the Port of Quebec since Sunday. The incident occurred around 5:40 a.m., and the crew member was sighted by patrolmen from the Port of Quebec near the cruise terminal. A patrol officer went down the quay ladder, and rescued the ship employee. The temperature of the river was reportedly about 13 ° celsius and the crew member was hypothermic when rescued.  Both men were taken to the hospital after they were rescued. According to  TVA Nouvelles, the men are believed to be from Zimbabwe and the United Arab Emirates. It is believed that they may have attempted to immigrate into Canada illegally. It seems probable that these crew members were not permitted to leave the cruise ship at this port of call and made a decision to literally “jump ship” while the ship was still in port. The Summit left Quebec City later that Monday afternoon. It is unknown whether the cruise line returned the employees to the ship or whether the men remained in the hospital with the intention of flying them back to their respective counties when they were released from medical care. 2 crew jump overboard in port; rescued
September 28
MSC Divina
From a passenger: Last week we where on the MSC Divina and there a person went overboard. Around 6 in the morning the signal man overboard woke up the entire boat. We were on our way to Valencia.  The boat turned around and about an our later the man (or woman) was found! There is no notice of this on your site (yet). We don't know what happened or How it turned out. There is a video on you tube:  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PUXb2YzFIYA&feature=youtu.be

Person overboard, rescued/recovered?
September 26
Rhapsody OTS
Cruise Law News reports a 35 year-old crew member from India reportedly died after going overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship which was calling on a Croatian port four days ago. On September 22, 2019, Mansley Pereira, who was employed as a waiter by the Miami-based cruise line, went overboard while the ship was in the port of Dubrovnik. Several friends of Mr. Pereira contacted Cruise Law News inquiring into the details of his death. They supplied several photographs and videos of a rescue boat responding to the man overboard situation, as well as a photo and video of a dozen of other crew members who positioned themselves on the adjacent pier trying to rescue Mr. Pereira. A portion of a video was posted on Twitter, after other crew members pulled Mr. Pereira onto the rescue vessel. Once on the rescue boat, Mr. Pereira is shown on the video with  what appears to be at least one other crew member giving him chest compressions.

Crew member overboard
September 5
Vision OTS
Maritime Bulletin reports in the morning Sep 5 a crew member, 26-year old Filipino sailor, fell in water from cruise ship VISION OF THE SEAS, berthed at Livorno, Italy, understood while working outboard. Sailor went under water and didn’t surface, his body was found and recovered by divers. Crew member falls and drowns
August 22
Genting Dream
The New Paper reports Mr Goh Hai Peng, a 74-year-old retired electrician, is now missing. He boarded the cruise ship Genting Dream, which can accommodate 4,500 passengers, on Aug 4 before it departed Singapore. The four-day, three-night cruise included stops on the islands of Penang and Langkawi in Malaysia on Aug 5 and 6, respectively. It was only on Aug 7, when the passengers were disembarking in Singapore, that the crew discovered that Mr Goh was no longer on board. Dream Cruises, the operator of Genting Dream, has confirmed Mr Goh is missing. All his belongings were found intact in the cabin, which opens into a balcony. In an e-mail to The New Paper on Sunday, his son, Mr Adrian Goh, who is in his 30s, said employees of Dream Cruises had returned the belongings. The younger Mr Goh told Chinese newspaper Lianhe Wanbao the ship's surveillance footage showed his father entering his cabin at about 7pm on Aug 4, the first day of the trip. That was the first and last time Mr Goh was seen in the video footage, which did not show him leaving his cabin during the entire cruise. Mr Adrian Goh added that surveillance cameras had also captured a whitish figure falling into the sea at about 3am the following day. He said the family was not given access to such information as the extent of the search and rescue operation or the ship's surveillance footage until about a week later. "For all we know, our father could still be alive and adrift somewhere in the Malacca Strait, and it seems as if he had been left for dead." Pax missing
August 14
Symphony OTS
Cruise Law News reports a man reportedly went overboard from Royal Caribbean’s Symphony of the Seas last night, according to a passenger on the cruise ship.  His twitter account contains a graphic reference to the recovery of the overboard man’s body by a rescue boat. The passenger states that the person apparently went overboard around 3:00 a.m. last night, as the cruise ship was sailing from St. Kitts to St Thomas, US Virgin Islands. The company says the 37 year old man was Australian. His lifeless body was recovered. He was on the cruise celebrating his wife's birthday. Pax overboard - body recovered
August 12
Sun Princess
Focus Taiwan reports Coast Guard officers on Sunday boarded a cruise ship in Keelung after it returned from Okinawa to determine if foul play was involved in the death of a Taiwanese woman who fell from the 11th deck of the ship Friday. After the officers boarded the ship they checked the body of the 41-year-old Taiwanese woman, who was recovered from the sea after falling from the ship, and also asked to see video footage related to the incident. The victim, identified only by her surname Wang (王), was traveling with her mother and aunt. Their five-day cruise to Okinawa left Keelung on Wednesday. Wang was first discovered missing at 6 a.m. Friday Japanese time. The ship's crew quickly launched a full-scale search, and found camera footage of her going over the guardrail on the 11th deck of the ship and falling overboard, Princess Cruises, which operates the Sun Princess, said in a statement. The statement did not elaborate on the movements it saw the women make or disclose the exact time of the incident. The ship immediately changed course and sent out a rescue team in an attempt to locate Wang. It found the missing woman at 7:13 a.m., the statement said. Wang showed no signs of life after being recovered from the sea before the medical team on board declared her dead, and her body was then stored in a refrigerated storage area on the ship, according to the statement. The cruise continued its trip after the incident while Wang's two relatives decided to return to Taiwan from Okinawa by air.
Pax overboard (Foul play?)
August 8
Majestic Princess
Shine reports a 45-year-old Chinese man jumped into the sea from the luxury cruise liner Majestic Princess out of Shanghai on Wednesday night.  The cruise ship was about 60 nautical miles from Jeju Island, South Korea, when the incident occurred at around 7:48pm Beijing time, according to Princess Cruises.  The wife of the man alerted the crew, and security camera also captured the incident. The ship changed course and carried out a search. Two lifeboats were launched and five other ships joined in the rescue efforts. Japanese and South Korean coast guards have coordinating the search. The ship has arrived in Nagasaki, Japan. It left Shanghai on Tuesday and is scheduled to return Shanghai on Saturday. Pax overboard
July 7
Freedom OTS
Multiple media report on 18-month old Chloe Wiegand who plunged from an11th floor window in the central deck area as the ship was completing docking operations in San Juan. She died from the fall to the pavement below. ABC reports a 1-year-old girl apparently slipped from her grandfather's hands and fell to her death from the 11th story of a cruise ship docked in Puerto Rico, police said Monday. Police Sgt. Nelson Sotelo told The Associated Press that the family of the child will remain in the U.S. territory until the investigation is complete. He said officers have not been able to interview any relatives yet. "They're in shock," he said. Authorities said the girl was traveling with her parents, two siblings and two sets of grandparents aboard the Freedom of the Seas, which docked in Puerto Rico on Sunday after a weeklong trip through the Caribbean. The death occurred Sunday afternoon at the Panamerican dock in the capital of San Juan. Royal Caribbean Cruises called it a tragic incident and said it was helping the family. A spokeswoman said the ship departed Puerto Rico on Monday for St. Maarten on a new itinerary and declined further comment. Fall overboard
July 5
MSC Meraviglia
VG reports rescue personnel carried out searches for a person in the Skagerrak. Just before 3 pm, a woman in her 40s was picked up in a rescue helicopter. The cruise company confirms to VG that the woman is dead. The same goes for Danish police to NRK. The accident happened in Norwegian waters, midway between Norway and Denmark. The main rescue center was notified of the accident 12.50. Just before 15:00, the Main Rescue Center reported that the person was found in the sea by a Danish rescue helicopter, and flown to Aalborg. According to a communications officer in the shipping company MSC Cruises, the woman is a passenger and is a German citizen. The main rescue center was notified of the incident 12.50, and several vessels in addition to the helicopter were sent out. Bild reports the woman was rescued alive but died en route to hospital.
Passenger overboard - rescued alive but died
July 4
Carnival Victory
Miami Herald reports a crew member on a Carnival Cruise Line ship sailing back to Miami fell overboard Thursday. A search and rescue operation is under way. The Carnival Victory was en route from Cozumel and 30 miles northwest of Cuba on the last leg of a four-day cruise when the 37-year-old male crew member was seen going overboard, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. “The ship’s command immediately returned to the location where the crew member was last seen and initiated search and rescue activities, which are ongoing,” according to a Carnival spokesperson. “All appropriate authorities, including the United States Coast Guard, have been notified.” Crew member overboard
June 20
MSC Seaview
Cruise-Centre reports a crew member rescued a woman after she went overboard from the cruise ship MSC Seaview while the vessel was docked at the port of Genoa, Italy. The incident happen on Monday, June 17, 2019, at around 10 pm when a 43-year-old Irish woman jumped from one of the decks into the sea after a fight with her husband.  According to the Italian media, the passenger was drinking and after an argument, with her husband, she decided to make a striking gesture by jumping from the ship from a height of around 20 meters, or 65 feet. The initial reports say that the woman jumped from Deck 7 while the cruise ship was Genoa. Fortunately, a sailor onboard MSC Seaview saw the woman jumping and first responded to MOB before the arrival of the harbor master's officers and rescue personnel. The woman was transported to the Galliera hospital in the Ligurian capital where the doctors treated her and say that she is in stable condition. The ship has already departed Genoa last night with a limited departure delay after the Italian police Carabinieri has launched an investigation of the incident. Today onboard MSC Seaview a small ceremony will be organized by the ship’s crew in recognition of the sailor from Samoa Islands, who with extreme courage dived into the sea and save the woman. Kudos to the brave crew member.

Pax falls - rescued alive
June 8
NCL Epic
From a reader: My daughter messengered me that a man (person) either jumped or fell off the NCL Epic today. I don't see it reported anywhere else. Reports are that it was a teen-aged passenger and that the port call at Palma de Mallorca has been cancelled as a result. The Sun subsequently reports the ship had left Cannes, France, on Friday and was due to dock in Palma, Majorca early on Saturday. But the ship turned around at about 8.30am after the captain came on the tannoy saying the ship was going back to look for the passenger after they had “good evidence” the girl had gone overboard. After about two hours of sailing, he came on the speaker again and said that we were in the area where she went overboard. He told us she had last been seen in pink pyjamas. He did not tell us her age or any other details. ABC News reports the missing passenger is a 63 year old Korean woman.
Pax overboard
May 20
Carnival Fascination
Cruise Hive reports video footage has started to go around of a passenger who jumped off the cruise ship while at sea. The ship also had a scheduled call in San Juan. Puerto Rico on Sunday, May 19. To the surprise of his fellow guests, he was swimming in the water and shouting out. The man was apparently 19 years old. There have been multiple conflicting reports as to why he jumped overboard It’s not known the time this occurred or exact location. We do know the crew of the Carnival cruise ship activated a rescue operation and lowered a lifeboat into the water. 45 minutes later he was brought onboard. Pax jumps - rescued alive
May 8
Amsterdam
Cruise Law News reports a guest is reportedly missing from the ship.It left Glengariff, Ireland yesterday evening, heading on a transatlantic cruise to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Earlier today, the captain of the ship made an announcement for the missing passenger. A passenger on the ship is stating that  a lady “either fell or jumped off the ship just off the coast of Ireland . . .  the ship just got cleared from any SAR. This happened around 130am local time to the ship.” Pax overboard
March 30
Carnival Spirit
Cruise Law News reports several guests report that a young man went overboard from the cruise ship as it headed toward Noumea, New Caledonia. A guest sent the following information via email: “Person reported overboard near coast of Noumea 1 AM cruise ship had to return to middle of the ocean to search at 4 AM.  no-one found. 25 year old middle eastern man. Surveillance of man falling.”   The man was reported overboard on the early morning on March 29, 2019. The ship departed from Sydney, Australia on March 27th and was scheduled to arrive in Noumea, New Caledonia on March 30th at 8:00 AM local time. The ship was scheduled to call on ports in Vanuatu and New Caledonia before returning to Sydney on April 7th. Pax overboard
March 18
Mariner OTS
Cruise Law News reports that passengers onboard report that a passenger who went overboard from the Royal Caribbean cruise ship tonight has been located and rescued from the water. Pax overboard, rescued alive
January 24
Majesty OTS
Cruise Law News reports a crew member has reportedly gone overboard last night according to several passengers. This morning shortly before 8:00 a.m., we received the following message from a guest on the cruise ship: “We are on the Majesty of the Seas. It was just reported that we will be late to get to port today because a crew member went overboard. No other information has been given to us. They said we assisted in the efforts last night to look, but no one was found.” Another guest contacted us on Facebook around 7:00 a.m stating: “Currently on Royal Caribbean majesty of the seas … search and rescue underway with coast guard for crew member that threw themselves overboard.” Local news stations are reporting that the crew member is 26 years old. There is an active search and rescue operation underway around 37 miles east of the Miami area. It was subsequently reported the person went overboard at 2:30 AM. Crew member overboard
January 21
Golden Princess
Cruise Law News reports a person (either a cruise guest or crew member) is presumed to have gone overboard, according to a passenger on the Princess cruise ship. Shortly after 6:15 p.m. EST today (10:15 a.m. Tuesday, January 22 – Australia time),  a cruise passenger from Adelaide, Australia posted the following information on Twitter: Golden Princess sailing toward Melbourne, Australia at the moment. It appears that the person went overboard last night in the Tasman Sea between New Zealand and Australia. The poster explains that the Princess cruise ship searched for the missing person last night and earlier this morning. It is currently unknown whether the person is a guest or crew member, or how or exactly when the person went overboard from the cruise ship.  It remains to be seen whether the ship was equipped with an automatic man overboard system which would have automatically sent a signal to the bridge if someone went over the rails via state-of-the-art motion detection / infrared and radar technology. Subsequently confirmed by Princess that a 22 year old male disappeared at 2AM; Search and rescue wasn't notified until 9AM.
Person overboard
January 16
Symphony OTS
Fox 13 reports a 27 year old Washington man says he "did not think this through" before he jumped off the side of a Royal Caribbean cruise ship docked in Nassau, Bahamas.  Now, Nick Naydev is banned from the cruise line for life and says he had to find his own way home from the island. Naydev said he jumped from the eleventh floor, which he estimated was about 100 feet up from the ocean. "I am truly astonished at how this video has spread throughout the internet. I did not think this through before I jumped. My idea was this would be a good laugh for my friends and I would just swim back to shore and continue my vacation and never thought this would be this serious," Naydev said in a statement to FOX 13. In the video, Naydev's friends have gathered around as he climbs up the railing of the balcony. He looks at his friend who is holding the camera and then leaps. Jump overboard to show off to friends
January 11
Harmony OTS
Cruise Law News reports a passenger has reportedly died after falling from a balcony earlier today. This evening we received an email which stated that between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. today, there was a suicide/accident on Harmony of the Seas; someone fell/jumped from a balcony and died. The passenger is apparently a teenage, according to a guest on the ship. One passenger stated on Twitter that the guest was allegedly 16 years old and died after hitting the “pavement.”  Another passenger posted on Twitter that the person struck the “concrete dock.”The ship is currently on a week-long cruise to the Caribbean. It left Fort Lauderdale on January 6th and was scheduled to stop in Labadee, today from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. this evening. It is scheduled to return to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday, January 13th. Pix11 reports the 16 year old apparently didn’t have his room card, attempted to enter his eighth-floor room from an adjacent balcony, but lost his footing and fell. Fall overboard climbing between verandahs
2018 (25 persons)
December 26
Harmony OTS
Miami Herald reports the U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 20-year-old Royal Caribbean cruise line crew member who went overboard Tuesday in the Atlantic Ocean. The Coast Guard first learned that Arron Hough, 20, of the United Kingdom had gone overboard at 1:45 p.m. Christmas Day. At the time, the Harmony of the Seas ship was traveling from its home port of Fort Lauderdale to its first stop of St. Maarten island on its seven-day Caribbean itinerary. According to his Twitter account, Hough was a performer in the musical “Grease” aboard the ship. Royal Caribbean said in a statement that Hough did not show up for work on Tuesday. Ship crew members reviewed footage from the ship’s security cameras and found that Hough entered an area on Deck 5 at around 4 a.m. and was not seen on camera again. On Wednesday the Coast Guard continued to search for Hough with an airplane and cutter ship. They are focusing their search on the area of ocean 267 miles northwest of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico where Hough reportedly went overboard. The Harmony of the Seas continued on its regularly scheduled itinerary, arriving in St. Maarten Wednesday. Crew overboard
December 17
Carnival Fantasy
AL.COM reports a passenger is missing from a Mobile-based cruise ship. Citing reports from passengers, Cruisehive reported announcements were made on board the Carnival Fantasy last night about a missing guest. The passenger was still missing as of Monday as onboard security searched the vessel. The Fantasy is currently on a five-day western Caribbean cruise after departing from Mobile on Dec. 15. Cruisehive reports the passenger went missing as the ship was sailing towards its first port of call of Progreso on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. The ship is scheduled to be in Cozumel, Mexico tomorrow before arriving back in Mobile on Dec. 20. Pax overboard
December 14
Carnival Victory
Cruise Law News reports a cruise guest is reportedly missing from a Carnival cruise ship this morning, according to several passengers including a journalist on the ship. According to at least one passenger on the ship, CCTV “cameras confirm that the passenger went overboard. It’s unknown if he jumped or fell. The U.S. Coast Guard is searching by air.” The overboard passenger appears to have gone overboard around 4 or 5 hours earlier, according to passenger accounts. The Carnival ship was returning to Miami at the time of the overboard. Pax overboard
December  11
MSC Preziosa
Cruise Law News reports a female cruise passenger reportedly went overboard from the ship in the Caribbean several days ago, according to the France-Antilles newspaper. The Martinique newspaper reports that a 69-year-old Dutch citizen was not located on the MSC Cruises ship when it arrived in Fort-de-France last Saturday, December 8th. The last port before Martinique scheduled on the cruise was Philipsburg, St. Maarten on Friday, December 7th. The unidentified passenger was last seen Friday night on the balcony of their cabin by her husband. The newspaper concluded that “most likely hypothesis would be a fall” from the cruise ship” estimated at 30 meters. The ship left Fort-de-France at its scheduled departure time of 11:00 p.m. on Saturday. A helicopter and Navy jet conducted a search for the woman after he was not located on the cruise ship on Saturday morning in Martinique. The search was called off on Sunday, December 9th following which transmissions of the missing passenger continued to be circulated to merchant ships in the area. This appears to be another case where a cruise line failed to have an automatic man overboard system installed on the ship. Such systems automatically send a signal to the bridge when a person goes over the railing. The cruise ship can quickly try to locate and rescue the person using sophisticated motion detection, infrared and radar technology. Pax overboard
November 24
Adventure OTS
Cruise Law News reports a number of cruise passengers say that the captain announced to the cruise ship yesterday that a crew member disappeared from the ship. The Adventure of the Seas was in Cozumel when the captain made an announcement that an unidentified crew member co uld not be accounted for and was missing from the cruise ship.  The crew member did not appear at his work station and the remainder of the crew was unable to locate him.The fact that a crew member could “disappear” without a trace from the cruise ship indicates that Royal Caribbean has still not bothered to install an automatic man overboard system on this ship. Nottingham Post reports the 26 year old man was a member of the sport staff. Crew member missing
October 18 Celebrity Reflection Cruise Law News reports a crew member reportedly went overboard last night, according to a passenger on the cruise ship. The Celebrity cruise ship was sailing from Mykonos, Greece to Rhodes, Greece. A Greek news source identifies the crew member as a 36 year-old from the Ukraine. The news source says that the man went overboard around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday night but the search efforts did not begin until “early on Wednesday” (at around 5:00 a.m). Crew member overboard
September 10
Provincetown II
Boston Herald reports an end-of-summer celebration on Boston Harbor turned tragic for a young Peabody man when he plummeted to his death from a “Get Lei’D At Sea” cruise Saturday night, triggering a frantic search by air and sea to find him in the pitch darkness. Bay State Cruise Co. owner Michael Glasfeld said a crew member had asked Aaron Dibella to climb down from the Province- town II’s bulwark minutes before he fell while he was allegedly doing “a type of vertical push-up.” The cruise line said in a statement that Aaron Dibella initially did as he was asked, but when the crew member turned his back “the passenger started in on the even more dramatic form of dangerous play.” He was reported overboard from the 194-foot vessel at approximately 8:30 p.m. Saturday near Peddocks Island in Hull, 75 minutes into the cruise. Glasfeld said a crew member jumped in to try to save him. "We had him located and illuminated with the ship’s spot light, the several life rings were within just a few feet of him, and a crew member was additionally in the water also within 5 feet of him to assist,” Glasfeld said. “Despite these efforts, the passenger succumbed and was lost.” Passenger overboard
September 9 AidaLuna CBC reports a German singer is reportedly missing from a holiday cruise off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. Daniel Kueblboeck, 33, a contestant in 2003 on Germany Seeks the Superstar — the German version of talent search show Pop Idol — has gone overboard from the ship, which was travelling from Hamburg to New York, according to Aida Cruises. Kueblboeck released four successful singles and an album, as well as appearing in other reality TV shows.  The German news agency DPA and Bild newspaper have reported that the coast guard is searching for Kueblboeck. Kueblboeck was on the AidaLuna, which was due into St. John's on Sunday afternoon. The ship sent an alert to the Canadian Coast Guard around 6 a.m. Another cruise ship that was due in port Sunday has reportedly turned back to assist the AidaLuna. Aida Cruises confirmed via Twitter late Sunday morning that a person went missing early Sunday. Ship staff carried out a cabin check and confirmed that the missing person was Kueblboeck. "The ship was stopped as a precaution and returned to the place" where Kueblboeck went overboard, the company tweeted. Passenger overboard
August 18 Norwegian Star BBC reports a British woman has survived after falling from a cruise ship off the coast of Croatia, the country's coastguard has said. Officials said she was rescued 10 hours after falling into the Adriatic Sea - 60 miles offshore - around midnight on Saturday. The 46-year-old, who had been on the Norwegian Star cruise ship, was taken to hospital in the town of Pula. She told reporters she fell off the back and was "very lucky to be alive". Speaking to Croatian news channel HRT after stepping off the coastguard patrol boat the Cavtat, she added: "I was in the water for 10 hours, so these wonderful guys rescued me." She was then taken to hospital in an ambulance. The rescue vessel's captain, Lovro Oreskovic, said she was found on Sunday "exhausted", adding: "We were extremely happy for saving a human life." According to eyewitnesses, she jumped or fell around midnight after dirnking and fighting with traveling partner. Person overboard - rescued
August 2 Amsterdam Coast Guard News reports the Coast Guard suspended its search Friday for a 35 year old man reported overboard in Sitka Sound, Alaska. Coast Guard Sector Juneau watchstanders received notification at 9 p.m., Thursday, from the Amsterdam reporting the man missing after he did not show up for his shift. The master was made aware of the missing man at 7:45 p.m. The Amsterdam crew made extensive searches of the vessel, but did not locate the crew member. Weather was reported as 45-mph winds, low visibility, 7-10 foot seas, a water temperature of 55 degrees and an air temperature of 62 degrees. Crew member missing
July 15 Westerdam National Park Traveler reports a 69-year-old passenger of a Holland America cruise ship has been lost overboard at Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve in Alaska. In a brief news release, the park said Saturday night that it had suspended its search for the man, who was reported missing from Westerdam on Friday. The individual was reported missing at 3:50 p.m. when he did not appear for a medical appointment on board, a park release said. The Park Service was notified 7:30 Friday evening after a ship-wide search confirmed that the passenger was absent.  Searches for the unidentified passenger were conducted both from Park Service boats and from the air, supported by the U.S. Coast Guard. The release did not say where along the 65-mile Glacier Bay the man was reported missing, and park staff could not immediately be reached Sunday morning.

Pax overboard
July 10 Seven Seas Mariner News 1130 reports a search is underway off southwest Vancouver Island for a 73-year-old man who went into the water early this morning from a cruise ship. The United States coast guard confirms the man is missing from the Seven Seas Mariner, which was heading to Victoria on the 10th day of an 11-day Alaska cruise that began in Vancouver on June 30. Petty Officer Trevor Lilburn says the captain of the cruise ship has reported the man went overboard from the balcony of his stateroom at about 4:15 a.m. KOMO reports two search helicopters and three rescue boats searched the nearby water, eventually locating the unconscious man Tuesday afternoon. He was flown to a Port Angeles hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Coast Guard said there is no indication of why the man went overboard. An investigation will help determine what happened. Pax overboard - body recovered
June 30 Norwegian Getaway Local10 News reports the U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a cruise ship crew member who fell overboard Saturday off the coast of Cuba. The Coast Guard said a 33-year-old Filipino crew member fell overboard from the Norwegian Getaway around 3:30 p.m. about 28 miles northwest of Pinar del Rio, Cuba. Rescued live 22 hours later by Carnival Glory. Crew member overboard - rescued 22 hours later
June 29 Nissos Rodos (Ferry) Lifelinehellas reports a 23 year old man went missing traveling from Chios Island to Pireus Greece with the Nissos Rodos. The ship departed Chios 27/6 and arrived in pireus 6.46 28/7 He is still missing, Sarantis Koliadelis. Passenger missing
May 25 Blue Horizon (ferry) Safety4Sea reports the Piraeus Port Authority and Hellenic Coast Guard authorities are searching for a man, after he reportedly fell overboard from the RoRo passenger ship 'Blue Horizon', while the ship was docked in the port of Piraeus, in the evening hours of 23 May.The incident was reported soon after the ship had departed from Piraeus, heading to the port of Heraklion, with 255 passengers and 98 crew members onboard. However, this made the vessel to come back to Piraeus. As soon as the Port Authority was notified, five patrol boats of the Hellenic Coast Guard and the Hellenic Navigation service headed to the scene in search of the missing man. In addition, three two-wheelers vehicles, as well as executives of the Special Missions Group of the Piraeus Port Authority, participated in the investigation in the port, with negative results so far. Local media suggest the missing passenger is a 25-year old man. Passenger overboard
May 22 Carnival Paradise WFMY News reports a 50-year-old man from Greensboro is reportedly missing from a cruise ship and the US Coast Guard is actively searching for him. The man has been identified as Brian Lamonds. The US Coast Guard Key West watchstanders said they got the call around 10 a.m., from the cruise ship saying a man was missing and reportedly went overboard from the Carnival Paradise.Incident happened Tuesday approximately 85 miles west of Fort Myers, Fla., the Coast Guard says. Passenger missing
May 19 Sun Princess Freemantle Gazette reports a search and rescue operation for an elderly passenger who had fallen overboard on the Sun Princess cruise ship has been called off. A Carnival Australia spokeswoman said Princess Cruises had confirmed it had called the operation off after the Australian passenger in his 80s went overboard on its way to Port Kelang. The ship is about 100 nautical miles south east of Singapore on a 12-day voyage from Fremantle to Singapore. It departed on May 13. Indonesian search and rescue authorities tonight released the Sun Princess, whose crew had searched until dark for the man. Passenger overboard
May 16 MSC Seaside NZ Herald reports a search was underway near the U.S. Virgin Islands on Wednesday for a crew member on a cruise ship who apparently went overboard in rough seas. Geneva-based MSC Cruises said the crew member on the MSC Seaside was reported missing before dawn while the ship was en route to Puerto Rico from St. Maarten. The ship turned around to search for the crew member with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard and other ships in the area. The effort has been hampered by large swells and winds of more than 30 mph. The Coast Guard said the man went overboard from the seventh deck of the Seaside while the ship was about 10 miles southeast of St. Thomas. The missing man was identified as 37-year-old Michael Majaba of the Philippines. Majaba reportedly went overboard from the seventh deck of the Maltese-flagged cruise ship at approximately 1 a.m. Wednesday. The cruise ship crew launched a search and contacted watchstanders at the Coast Guard Sector San Juan Command Center at approximately 4 a.m. alerting them of the situation. Crew member overboard
April 13 Anthem OTS From a passenger: Anthem of the Seas, April 7 sailing. It’s April 13, 4:45 PM EDT and they just announced a 24 year old male jumped from the stern intentionally. We turned around and everyone’s looking. The ship is enroute from Bahamas to New Jersey. UPDATE: The ship stopped its search at 7:00 PM and proceeded on to New Jersey. Other ships in the area apparently continued the search. Pax overboard
April 11 Pacific Dawn ABC reports a 43 year old woman has fallen overboard from the P&O cruise ship Pacific Dawn, with a major search for her now underway. P&O released a statement saying a crew member saw the woman fall over the side of the ship about 4pm, 300 kilometres west of New Caledonia. According to Daily Mail, the mother who went overboard had gone on deck to be sick before she went into the water in front of her shell-shocked husband. A crew member raised the alarm after seeing the woman fall off P&O cruise-liner Pacific Dawn at about 4pm on Thursday when it was 300 kilometres west of Pacific island New Caledonia. As of 1.30am on Friday, the 245-metre ship was still battling giant Coral Sea waves as staff continued to search for the missing woman with the ship's spotlights. NOTE: The Cruise Vessel Security and Safety Act of 2010 originally planned to raise the height of railings so passenger couldn't fall overboard. At the time, the industry argued the height was sufficient -- that passengers couldn't fall overboard, however they continue to claim when persons go overboard that they fell. Pax overboard
April 3 Norwegian Spirit

Express reports a search is ongoing for a tourist who went overboard around 2am this morning. Spanish Civil Guard and coastguards are taking part in a major sea search involving several vessels. Two Spanish Coastguard helicopters and a plane have also been mobilised. The search is focusing on an area near Mazarron in Murcia, south east Spain. The missing tourist, a 34-year-old described as a man of Saudi Arabian origin, has not been named. According to a passenger, a group of teenagers was nearby when it happened. They were on deck 12 for quite a long time, and saw him close to the rail, deck 12, aft, starboard. He had his belongings, backpack phone`& cable, on a table nearby. They went a bit out of sight, and not long after they heard the cleaning person shout "no, no, no". They came back, and the man was not there anymore, but his belonging were still on the table. Guests reported, they had talked to the suicide man before. He came with family onto the cruise, but there were some serious family-discussions, and the rest of his family left on the first port in Casablanca.

Pax overboard
March 21 Carnival Glory Cruise Law News reports a crew member is missing from the Carnival Glory which arrived in Amber Cover, Dominican Republic yesterday morning around 7:00 A.M. The ship left Miami on Saturday, March 17, 2018 and sailed at sea on Sunday, March 18th.  The crew member is reportedly a galley worker from India. Several passengers reported the ship making constant announcements for the crew member to report to the galley yesterday morning, after the ship arrived in the Dominican Republic.  Several crew members have also stated that a galley worker went overboard prior to the Carnival ship reaching Amber Cove.  The ship has not officially stated that the crew member went overboard, and Carnival refuses to respond to our request for information which we made yesterday evening.  Goa Herald reports Deepak Gad, young seamen from Velim, has gone missing from one more Carnival Glory ship from Sunday. He is reported to have been missing since Sunday, March 18, while the cruise ship was at sea, en-route to Amber Cove, Dominican Republic. The Goa Seamen Association of India has said they are in constant touch with Mr Nelson Scott from Carnival Miami head office as well as the local agent in Goa.  As per Carnival Glory shipping sources “all efforts are being made to trace the body which has been untraceable till date.” Deepak had called a night before he went missing and complained of a back pain and was on treatment on board. It is also learnt that he wanted to come home but his company told him that he has to buy his own airline ticket which he could not afford as he was only three months in his first contract. He was very depressed and disturbed according to his brother who the GSAI met on Wednesday. The Indian consulate in New York is also monitoring the situation as well as the NRI Department Government of Goa. This is second incident in less than a year from the same cruise line wherein Mr Symron Almeida from Cuncolim went missing last year and the body has still not been found. "It is a matter of concern as many seafarers are going missing lately due to work load and harassment on board. Our Government needs to be more serious in handling such cases as most of the time the families cannot get justice," says Dixon Vaz, spokesperson for GSAI. Crew member missing
March 7 Norwegian Epic Crew Center reportsa passenger on board the ship was rescued after going overboard on Tuesday night, as the vessel sailed near the Bahamas. NCL has confirmed the incident saying that a female guest went over the rail and into the ocean. Crew rescue teams immediately responded to the emergency and lowered a life boat to search for the missing passenger around the ship. Passengers onboard were reporting the teen was on the top deck with her family when she leaned over the railing to take a selfie and fell overboard. Pax overboard - rescued
February 22 Aida Bella Bild reports 53 year old crew member T Machias went overboard near Malaysia. Crew member overboard
January 22 Carnival Triumph NOLA reports Carnival is searching for a 44 year old female passenger who went overboard from one of its cruise ships Sunday night (Jan. 21) in the Gulf of Mexico, according to a statement from the company. The ship was on its way to Cozumel on the second day of a five-day cruise. Pax overboard
January 2 Silver Muse (Silverseas) From a passenger: An 80-year old single female traveler from the UK purportedly jumped from her deck evening of Jan 1 / morning Jan 2, 2018. I was on board.  Silversea made no comment to passengers other than a number of Pages for the passenger. Information obtained from other passengers.   Room was taped off and balcony had roping on rail. We disembarked Ft Lauderdale today, Jan 3, 2018. Pax overboard
2017 (17 ipersons)
December 10 Vision
RCI
Posters at Cruise Critic report "a crew member who had reported to his shift did not make it back off of his shift. They searched all day until 7:00 PM that night when they made an announcement to the ship that the crew member was missing And that he had possibly been swept overboard. All they know is that he showed up to his shift at 5 AM and wasn’t heard from after that. His shift took place on the pool deck."  Crew member overboard
December 10 Sky
NCL
From a passenger: I'm looking into if someone commuted sucide by jumping off the cruise ship Norwegian Sky. Her name is leizel bartolome. Can you please let me know if this incident really happened. She worked in the galley on never sky and it would have happened Friday night . Crew member overboard
November 17 Serenade
SIlja
Cruise Law News reports a male passenger reportedly went overboard from the Silja Serenade late at night (around 2:00 A.M.) this past Monday, allegedly after a disagreement with other guests on the ship.  Newspapers in Finland have reported on the incident. One newspaperindicates that a Coast Guard rescue center in Turku received an emergency call from the ship that a person fell went overboard. Three other passenger ships were reportedly alerted to search for the missing passenger.  A helicopter from Sweden and Navy patrol boats from Kökar and Mariehamn were also called to participate. The search was canceled at around 5:45 A.M. without success. Another newspaper reported that the incident occurred in the northern Baltic Sea. The passenger went overboard from the ship's twelfth deck, and fell approximately 30 meters. The water temperature was reportedly around 10 degrees. The man had just left one of the ship's discos just before the incident.   Passenger overboard
15 November Inspiration
CCL
Times of India reports Margao: Symron Santana Almeida, 33, a resident of Cuncolim, has mysteriously gone missing from aboard a cruise liner he was working while in transit from Mexico to Los Angeles since November 9. With no written communication coming forth from his employers about the details of his disappearance, Symran's neighbour, Vijay Prabhu, has sought the intervention of external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj through a twitter message. Symran's family sources informed TOI that Symron was working as a wiper in the engine room of a ship named 'Inspiration' belonging to Carnival Cruise Line. The family was informed about his disappearance only through a telephonic conversation. A spokesperson of the cruise liner has been updating the family about the progress of the search operations on a daily basis since November 12, it was informed. Symron's brother, Siffo, has now written to Symron's employers demanding a proper investigation into the incident and details pertaining to Symran's disappearance. Crew member missing
June 30 Perla
Aida
Welt reports on Friday morning at 6.30 h, a naked man jumped from the ship. The man claimed to travel with his grandmother. Witnesses said the 24-Year-old who appeared to be on drugs. The man was fished from the harbour by a port guards and brought back to the ship where he could be seen by other passengers. He was taken to hospital in the Mallorcan metropolis. Pax jumps overboard while in harbour
June 19 Musica
MSC
Cruise Law News reports a crew member disappeared from the MSC Musica last night according to crew members on the MSC cruise ship and Italian newspapers. Several crew members reported that a Brazilian woman failed to appear for work earlier today. The Musica docked outside of the Italian port of Brindisi later this afternoon and the crew member was reported as missing from the ship after failing to appear at her work station earlier this morning.  A newspaper in Venice, where the cruise ship ported yesterday, reported that the crew member was a 36 year old Brazilian who was noticed missing from her work around 3:00 A.M. when she did not appear at the start of her work on the ship. It appears from the Italian news articles that the ship did not initiate a search of the vessel for many hours. A number of crew members have posted to Facebook that they are concerned that the crew member may have been threatened on the ship and met with foul play. I am not posting these comments at this time because I cannot verify the comments. There has been no official announcement from MSC regarding the details of the incident. UPDATE: Cruise Law News reports Italian criminal prosecutors in Brindisi are pursuing a murder investigation in connection with Ms. Sousa's disappearance. Crew member overboard - Murder investigation
May 5 Golden
Princess
Australian Associated Press reports an American man is missing from a cruise ship which arrived in Sydney this week. A steward aboard the Golden Princess liner raised concerns about the 61-year-old's whereabouts on Wednesday after he joined the South Pacific cruise in Noumea. NSW Police and the Australian Maritime Safety Authority were alerted after a thorough search failed to find the missing passenger. "Having ruled out other possibilities, this is being treated as a man overboard incident." The 61-year-old was travelling alone. The Golden Princess arrived in Sydney on Thursday after completing a 13-day round-trip cruise to Fiji and other South Pacific destinations. It was cleared to depart the city again on Thursday night bound for Papua New Guinea. Passenger missing - presumed overboard
May 4 Dream
Disney
Chip & Company reports an adult male reportedly went overboard the  ship this evening. Sources are saying that multiple cruise passengers reported that the Disney Dream began slowing down and circling. They then saw a coast guard airplane fly overhead. It was stated that the recovery took less than an hour and the man survived and is currently in the ship’s medical center. The ship is currently finishing up a 4 night itinerary through the Bahamas. Today was their last full day onboard and was an “At Sea” day. They are scheduled to dock back at Port Canaveral in the morning. Cruise Law News reports Disney appears to have an automatic man overboard system which automatically alerts the bridge when a person goes overboard.  Person overboard - rescued
April 25 Liberty
RCI
ABC 13 reportsCoast Guard search is underway in the Gulf of Mexico for a missing cruise ship crew member who didn't report for work as scheduled. A 39-year-old Filipino crew member was last seen on the ship's closed-circuit television system at about 1:30 a.m. Monday. He was reported missing at 4:30 a.m. after a complete search of the ship was conducted, according to a statement from Royal Caribbean. The missing man serves as a bartender on board the ship. The Coast Guard search involving an airplane crew out of Corpus Christi and a patrol boat from Galveston is focused on an area about 170 miles southeast of Galveston. Liberty of the Seas is currently on a seven-night itinerary that departed Galveston on Sunday with ports of calls to Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica. Crew member overboard
April 19 Escape
NCL
Cruise Lawe News reports a crew member aboard the Norwegian Escape notified me that a person went overboard from the NCL cruise ship early this morning. Automatic information tracking systems (AIS) showed as of shortly before 7:00 A.M., the Celebrity Summit & Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas joining the Norwegian Escape in the waters south of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) to search for the overboard person.  I posted images from the Marine Traffic AIS tracking program of these ships, as of around 6:45 A.M. this morning, on our Facebook page.  The crew of the Norwegian Escape located the man's body shortly after 7:00 A.M. today. The crew member indicated that the person overboard was a passenger who went overboard from the fourteen deck of the ship around 3:00 A.M. Pax overboard
April 7 Liberty
CCL
Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a Decatur man who went overboard from the ninth deck of a cruise ship in the Bahamas. CCL claims Reco Scott, 32, “was observed jumping from a cabin balcony” about 4:53 a.m. Friday. At the time, the ship was about 10 miles northwest of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. The ship, which departed from Port Canaveral, Fla., was en route to Nassau. Pax overboard
March 29 Deliziosa
Costa
From a reader: Probably a crew member overboard during the cross of Atlantic to Canary Islands. The ship has repeatedly back and forth in search of missing man. In Marine Traffic is possible to see the repeated maneuvers of the ship in the geographic area between, more or less, 24° nord and 28° ovest. At the present time do not know each other more and the ship proceeds normally to Santa Cruz de Tenerife. A Dutch website confirms a crew member went missing overboard and a search undertaken. The crew member was not found. The captain stopped at 21:15 pm (local time) by the falling dusk with the search and the ship continued its route to Tenerife. Crew member overboard
March 22 Victory
CCL
Sun Sentinal reports Brandon Paul, 23, of Floral City reportedly went overboard from the eighth deck of the Carnival Victory cruise ship some 33 miles northwest of Pinar Del Rio about 3 a.m., according to the Coast Guard. The cruise ship launched its own search boat and contacted the Coast Guard which sent an airplane from its air station in Miami and diverted the cutter Sexton to the search area. Because of the location, the Cuban government is also assisting in the search, the Coast Guard said. No other information was immediately available. Pax overboard
February 23 Magnifica
MSC Cruises
Sunday World reports a man is being held by Italian authorities after his wife vanished from the cruise liner Magnifica. The 45-year-old man, his two children aged four and six and his wife had been on a cruise on the Mediterranean since the 10th of February. He was arrested by cops on Tuesday night after attempting to board a flight to Ireland with his two kids, at Rome’s Ciampino Airport. Police started looking for the man after a roll call on the ship showed that his wife, who is of Chinese descent, was missing. The woman’s disappearance was only noticed 10 days after the family had boarded the boat in Genoa, when the ship docked again. When crew members noticed that the passenger details didn’t tally they contacted police who launched a hunt for the man. Pax disappears
February 18 Sun
Princess
Stuff NZ reports a woman who fell overboard during a cruise spent almost an hour in the Pacific Ocean before being rescued. New Zealand singer Will Martin, who is currently working as a headline entertainer aboard the Sun Princess, said the passenger fell off the cruise ship between Brisbane and New Caledonia on Friday. Shortly after 4pm on Friday (4pm NZT) the "man overboard" announcement came over the bridge. Two life rings were deployed to mark the approximate location of where the passenger went into the water, Martin said. It took about 15 minutes for the ship to completely turn around and make it back to the same area. "By the time the ship made it back to the vicinity, all onlookers could see that both life rings were in fact empty - she hadn't made it to either one - no one could see her," Martin said. A zodiac-type life boat was then deployed from the ship to conduct a search. Shortly after 4.30pm (7.30pm NZT) the woman was located by the zodiac vessel, hauled aboard and returned to Sun Princess. In total, the woman was in the water for about 45 minutes. Pax overboard - rescued alive
14 February Elation
CCL
Sun Sentinel reports the Coast Guard is searching for a man who reportedly went overboard about 15 miles southwest of Abaco, Bahamas. About 11 a.m. Monday, the agency was told that a 24-year-old man was seen on the ship’s closed circuit television system going overboard from the Elation’s 11th deck. Crews from the Coast Guard’s Air Station Miami and in Clearwater were sent to the scene off the Bahamas to conduct a search. The incident happened as the ship was heading from Jacksonville to its first port of call in Nassau. According to the Coast Guard, the man’s wife notified officials on the Elation about 8:30 a.m. Monday, when the ship was moored in Nassau, that her husband was missing. Pax overboard
2 January Divina
MSC Cruises
US Coast Guard reports it is searching for a passenger who is suspected of going overboard early Monday morning in waters north of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. Jeon Pierre Knorr, 74, a French citizen was reportedly last seen by his wife at approximately 3 a.m. going out to the couple's room balcony to take some fresh air. The circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the missing passenger remain unknown. Coast Guard watchstanders in Sector San Juan proceeded to launch an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station Borinquen to initiate the search. MSC Divina officials notified the Coast Guard that they have searched the entire cruise ship and made callouts through the public announcement system with negative results. See Cruise Law News for an interesting discussion of this incident. Pax overboard
2016 (16 persons)
December 23 Queen Mary 2
Cunard
Cruise Law News reports this morning, a crew member from the Queen Mary 2 sent this message from the ship: "Missing woman on QM2. No details yet. Ship turned around and Coast Guard alerted." The QM2 is on a voyage out of New York heading to the Caribbean (St. Maarten). AIS programs show the ship is sailing north, retracing its path. The crew member states that the ship turned around around 8:00 A.M. this morning. This was subsequently confirmed by Daily Mail - a 74 British woman went missing. A spokeswoman for the company said: 'It is with sadness we can confirm that after a comprehensive search, working with all relevant authorities, Queen Mary 2 has halted the search for a missing guest, presumed overboard. 'The ship left New York yesterday, December 22, on a 12 night Caribbean itinerary. Overboard
December 22 Independence
RCI
The Miami Herald reports a U.S. Coast Guard search began Thursday for a 22 year old male passenger who fell overboard from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship about 33 miles off Key Largo. At 1:49 a.m., the Independence of the Seas crew relayed a report that a 22-year-old man went overboard from the ship’s 12th deck. The ship was on the last leg of a four night cruise, and returning to Port Everglades. Pax overboard
December 19 Serena
Costa
Mid-day reports on an Andheri man going missing mid-sea between Japan and China. Savio had always dreamed of travelling the world, and he was thrilled when he finally got a job that would take him places. “Savio was a very quiet and hard-working person. He had worked for several five and seven-star hotels after he passing his hotel management course. He used to tell us it was his dream to see the world, so he joined the cruise liner,” said his mother Philomena. On September 12, he left for his first destination, China, where he started as a steward on the cruise liner Costa Serena. At the time, his family never imagined that it could be the last time they saw him. The nightmare began just two months after he left, on November 19, when the family got the call informing them that Savio had disappeared. Crewmember missing
December 2 Unnamed
Irish Ferries
The Journal reports a major search operation was launched earlier this morning for a passenger missing from the Irish ferry Isle of Inishmore. The search involved the UK coastguard, an Irish Coastguard helicopter, all weather lifeboats, a Port Authority vessel, the South-Wales Dyfed-Powys police and the Northern Ireland Police. The woman was travelling with Irish Ferries’ Eurolines service from Pembrokeshire, Wales to Rosslare, Co Wexford last night. When the cruise ship docked in Rosslare this morning, the woman was missing from the ship. In a statement, Irish Ferries said that the woman “was reported missing on arrival at the port, and there was no knowledge of the missing passenger prior to docking. “Gardaí searched the vessel and the coach was released back to service.” A body was later found in the water. Pax missing
November 29 SuperStar Gemini
Star Cruises
The Strait Times reports Malaysia's rescue teams have been searching for a Singaporean who fell overboard from a cruise ship in Malacca on Sunday night, the New Straits Times (NST) reported on Tuesday (Nov 29). Wuan Poh Fatt, 60, was reportedly on holiday with five others, travelling on the SuperStar Gemini from the cruise ship's base in Singapore to Penang. But Wuan was believed to have gone overboard in waters off Tanjung Kling at 11.05pm on Sunday, the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency said. Investigations said Wuan had gone missing following a headcount and had failed to respond to announcements shortly before the ship docked in Georgetown on Monday, according to the NST. On board CCTV footage confirmed a person going overboard at 11.05pm in an area which corresponded to between 9.5 nautical miles off Pulau Besar and 12 nautical miles off Tanjung Kling. Pax overboard
September 12 Sapphire Princess
Princess Cruises
Shanghai Daily reports a 67-year-old female tourist from Hunan Province who jumped off a cruise ship heading to Japan and South Korea from Shanghai remains missing. The ship had left Shanghai International Cruise Terminal in Baoshan District and was in the East Sea when the incident occurred. The crew was alerted and a search was made for her but the ship continued with its voyage after the rescue attempt failed, Princess Cruises said. The ship is scheduled to return to Shanghai tomorrow after stopping over at Nagasaki and Cheju. The Shanghai maritime center said it had sent a helicopter and two ships to search for the missing woman. Pax overboard
September 9 Pearl
NCL
Cruise Law News reports a crew member went overboard yesterday during a cruise returning from Alaska. The woman reportedly was employed for two contracts for NCL. The Sitka Sentinel reported that the woman was reported missing at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday when she was noticed to be absent from her cabin. NCL security personnel later looked at CCTV which revealed that she had gone overboard while the vessel was under-way. The Coast Guard in Sitka launched a helicopter and the station in Juneau launched the 45-foot Coast Guard Cutter Liberty yesterday. These searches were reportedly suspended today. The woman's Facebook page this evening has many photographs and comments posted from her friends commemorating her life. Her friends describe her as a loved, cheerful and vibrant young woman. UPDATE: NCL crew members says that according to the ship's security officer, they were looking for her all over the cruise ship when she couldn't be located in her cabin. NCL sent out the rescue boat to search for her. She apparently left a note in her cabin. Public media KTOO reports provides this additional information: "The 25-year-old woman, identified only as a Columbian national, disappeared from the vessel about 1:40 a.m. Thursday while it was in Lynn Canal between Funter Bay and Point Retreat. It’s not clear if the woman jumped or simply fell overboard. The woman was not discovered as missing until 5 a.m. Thursday morning as the Norwegian Pearl was approaching Glacier Bay. Alaska State Troopers are investigating the incident." Crew overboard
September 7 Ecstasy
Carnival Cruise Lines
ABC 7 reports the Coast Guard is searching for a woman from upstate New York who went missing from the cruise ship near the Bahamas Wednesday. The Coast Guard said 32-year-old Rina Patel of Interlaken wdisappeared around 2:30 a.m. from the 11th deck. The ship was about 27 miles southwest of Freeport, Bahamas. The ship's last port of call was in Nassau, Bahamas on Tuesday. Their next port of call is scheduled to be in Charleston, South Carolina on Thursday. Person overboard
August ?? Splendida
MSC
A crew member reported a crew member went missing overboard. This was not reorted by the cruise line, and crew members onboard report being told they were not allowe to report this incident. Crew overboard
August 13 Mariner of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International
Shanghai Daily reports a Shanghai tourist was rescued from the sea by a fishing boat 38 hours after she was reported missing from a cruise ship that was returning from Japan to Shanghai. The 31-year-old woman, surnamed Fan, who was traveling from Fukuoka to Shanghai with her parents, was reported missing from the Mariner of the Seas at around 9pm on August 10, according to the Zhoushan Evening News. She was picked up by the vessel at around noon on August 12. Fan’s parents told the Zhejiang Province-based paper that she did not eat or drink anything during the ordeal, and attributed her survival to her “strong willpower.” The paper said Fan accidentally fell into the sea when the vessel was approaching Shanghai’s Wusong Port. She was eventually saved by the Zhejiang-registered fishing boat and taken to Zhoushan. The paper said crew members reported that she was not injured, but was emotionally distressed by the ordeal. She said she managed to stay awake and remain afloat without anything to hang onto, and had to swim away from big ships to avoid their propeller blades. Pax falls overboard; swims 38 hrs
June 24 Spirit of Tasmania I ABC reports police have called off the search for a man who went overboard from the Spirit of Tasmania after medical experts advised it would have been impossible for him to survive. Passengers on the Spirit of Tasmania I saw the 45-year-old Ballarat man go overboard about 11:40pm, when the ship was about 43 nautical miles south-east of Victoria's Port Phillip Heads. The ship was travelling from Melbourne to Tasmania, but by the time it turned around, there was no sign of the man, who is yet to be identified. The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) said the search was suspended at 12:00pm, based on expert medical advice that the man could not have survived past that time. The water temperature in the area was about 12 or 13 degrees, with waves of up to two metres and winds of up to 25 knots. Pax overboard
May 27 Unnamed, Irish Ferries Cruise Law News reports that a crew member disappeared at sea from a ferry operated by Irish Ferries from Rosslare, Ireland to Pembroke, Wales yesterday. A number of newspapers have reported that a a large air and sea search was just suspended after the crew member apparently went overboard into the St. Georges channel from a ferry during the cruise of less than five hours.
The crew member has not been identified but was said to be a member of the catering staff aboard overboard crew member disappearancethe ferry.
Crew member overboard
May 15 Coral Princess
Princess Cruises
Cruise Law News reports he has learned from several passengers that a passenger went overboard from the ship on May 11th. A passenger on the Coral Princess tweeted earlier this week:
"Captain of the Coral Princess, my home away from home, advised that a male of Russian origin jumped overboard yesterday AM." Another passenger commented that she had just returned from a Los Angeles - Vancouver cruise on the Coral Princess and that a man (passenger) overboard incident has occurred during the cruise. She said that she Coral Princesswas shocked to come home and not be able to find any news on this incident.
Pax overboard
May 13 Carnival Liberty
Carnival Cruise Lines
USA Today reports the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it is searching for a 33 year old woman who went missing. She was reported missing by traveling companions on the cruise ship Carnival Liberty, the company said. Footage from the Carnival Liberty’s cameras showed her going overboard around 2 a.m. Friday, according to Carnival officials. “Unfortunately, it appears the guest may have gone overboard early this morning,” Carnival said in a statement. “Authorities were notified, including the U.S. Coast Guard, which is initiating a search effort in the area where the ship was located when the individual was last seen. ... We are keeping our guest and her loved ones in our thoughts during this difficult time.” The ship departed from Galveston on Thursday on a four-day cruise to Mexico. People reports Samantha Broberg, 33, reportedly climbed up on a deck railing and tumbled backwards, plunging into warm water about 200 miles off the coast of Galveston, Texas, at 2 a.m. Friday morning. The Arlington, Texas, woman was not reported missing to ship personnel by companions until Friday around noon. According to Carnival, "camera footage indicates that the guest was sitting on a deck railing and fell backwards into the water." The Coast Guard was not contacted until 5 p.m. on Friday after a ship-wide search was conducted. A Coast Guard statement reveals that search and rescue teams ended their rescue efforts at 8:15 p.m. Sunday after spending 20 hours searching more than 4,300 square miles. Broberg is a stay-at-home mother with four children according to the Houston Chronicle. Pax overboard
March 5 Navigator of the Seas
Royal Caribbean International
Cruise Law News reports a passenger (a 46 year old man from Texas) apparantly disappeared into the water late last night. Passengers on the ship are stating that there was an Oscar, "Oscar, Oscar" announcement around 11:00 P.M. The cruise ship began a search. Lighted life preservers were thrown overboard. The Coast Guard was notified and a helicopter arrived on the scene after an hour and a half. Passengers commented that it was very dark and difficult circumstances to try and rescue anyone. The cruise ship has returned to port in Port Everglades without rescuing the overboard person or locating his or her body. Subsequent reports suggest the person "fell" from the balcony of his cabin. The Inquisitor reports the man was on the ship with his mother. Several other passengers told him that the man and his mother “got into a big argument” the night he fell off the ship. Later in the evening, he was seen talking to someone else on the 10th deck stateroom balcony, added the Daily Mail. As the story goes, the person talking to the man turned away for a moment, and then he heard a splash. He had disappeared, apparently tumbling over the railing and 100 feet into the sea. The authorities haven’t put forth their own version of the evening’s events and haven’t confirmed whether the man fell off the ship by accident, fell of his own volition, or was pushed. Pax overboard
February 17 Sun
NCL
Crew-Center reports Puerto Aysén authorities in Chile are investigating the disappearance of a Filipino crew member who went overboard from NCL cruise ship Norwegian Sun. Investigation was launched to determine the circumstances of the disappearance of the crew member occurring in Chilean national waters. According to the preliminary records the chief prosecutor of Puerto Aysén, Patricio Echeverría Jory, identified the crew member as Dominic Santiago Gubertino age 55. Upon the arrival in Chacabuco, Gubertino co-workers realized that he was not onboard and security officers reviewed the CCTV cameras showing that he went overboard at 06.41 am on 16.02.2016. During the afternoon the prosecutor boarded the cruise ship to investigate this tragic event. According to information provided by Norwegian Sun officers it was not until 9:45 that they realized the crew member was missing and they mobilized all crew members to find out if Gubertino was onboard. Afterwards Norwegian Sun notified the authorities in Puerto Chacabuco informing them that one crew member went overboard into the sea. Crew overboard

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