Skip to main content

Crews search after cruise passenger goes overboard

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 4:38 PM EDT, Mon September 17, 2012
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • The missing passenger is a 21-year-old woman from Tennessee
  • The search area spans about 320 square miles off Florida
  • A closed-circuit camera recorded the woman going overboard

(CNN) -- Coast Guard crews searched Monday for a cruise ship passenger who went overboard Sunday night about 47 miles east of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, officials said Monday.

Another passenger saw the 21-year-old woman from Bartlett, Tennessee, go overboard, according to a statement from the Royal Caribbean International cruise line.

The ship, the Allure of the Seas, left Fort Lauderdale on Sunday for its first port of call: Nassau, Bahamas.

After the woman went overboard, the captain immediately stopped the ship and turned around to search for her, according to Royal Caribbean. Two other nearby cruise ships joined the search, and the Coast Guard later took over.

The site of the woman's disappearance was marked by the ship's GPS, and closed-circuit camera footage shows her going overboard, the cruise line added.

Four Coast Guard aircraft crews and a cutter crew are involved in the search, according a news release from the 7th Coast Guard District. The search area spans about 320 square miles.

"Royal Caribbean's Care Team is providing support to the guest's family, and our thoughts and prayers are with them," the cruise line said.

Retired firefighter goes missing from Amtrak train

ADVERTISEMENT
Part of complete coverage on
updated 10:26 AM EST, Wed February 6, 2013
Advocates say the exam includes unnecessarily invasive and irrelevant procedures -- like a so-called "two finger" test.
updated 7:09 PM EST, Tue February 5, 2013
Supplies of food, clothing and fuel are running short in Damascus and people are going hungry as the civil war drags on.
updated 1:01 PM EST, Wed February 6, 2013
Supporters of Richard III want a reconstruction of his head to bring a human aspect to a leader portrayed as a murderous villain.
updated 10:48 AM EST, Tue February 5, 2013
Robert Fowler spent 130 days held hostage by the same al Qaeda group that was behind the Algeria massacre. He shares his experience.
updated 12:07 AM EST, Wed February 6, 2013
As "We are the World" plays, a video shows what looks like a nuclear attack on the U.S. Jim Clancy reports on a bizarre video from North Korea.
The relationship is, once again, cold enough to make Obama's much-trumpeted "reset" in Russian-U.S. relations seem thoroughly off the rails.
Ten years on, what do you think the Iraq war has changed in you, and in your country? Send us your thoughts and experiences.
updated 7:15 AM EST, Tue February 5, 2013
Musician Daniela Mercury has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide over a career span of nearly 30 years.
Photojournalist Alison Wright travelled the world to capture its many faces in her latest book, "Face to Face: Portraits of the Human Spirit."
updated 7:06 PM EST, Tue February 5, 2013
Europol claims 380 soccer matches, including top level ones, were fixed - as the scandal widens, CNN's Dan Rivers looks at how it's done.
updated 7:37 AM EST, Wed February 6, 2013
That galaxy far, far away is apparently bigger than first thought. The "Star Wars" franchise will get two spinoff movies, Disney announced.
updated 7:27 PM EDT, Fri July 25, 2014
It's an essential part of any trip, an activity we all take part in. Yet almost none of us are any good at it. Souvenir buying is too often an obligatory slog.
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT